The 30th meeting of Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Dialogue at Asia Health Resort on 1 May 2018. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR
DHARAMSHALA, MAY 1: The Tibetan task force unit formed for helping find a solution to the Tibetan issue through negotiations with Chinese leaders began a three-day meeting on Sino-Tibetan negotiations today at Asia Health Resorts here.
The 30th Task Force meeting, presided over by Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay will review the prospects of dialogue process in the light of prevailing situation in the world, especially with the recent positive developments in the Korean Peninsular. The meeting was closed or the non official media.
The official website of the Tibetan government in exile (officially known as Central Tibetan Administration) said, “In his opening remarks, President Dr Lobsang Sangay spoke about the rapidly developing international political scenario such as the unprecedented meeting of the leaders of South and North Korea, and expressed optimism that Tibet issue could also see positive outcomes in the future.”
Sangay, however, said that the next three-four years would be crucial for Tibet as it could determine the resumption of Sino-Tibetan dialogue with the Chinese side. He, according to the TibetNet expressed this opinion based on the assumption that the internal political situation inside “China could turn volatile from 2021 due to the abolition of China’s presidential term limits and other factors such as upcoming fresh leaders who could pursue more hard line policies on the issue of Tibet.”
The Task Force on Negotiation was set up in 1999 to assist the Dalai Lama’s envoys in the dialogue process with the Chinese government.