Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Thu 14, Nov 2019 06:51 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China plans its own Yellowstone on the Tibetan Plateau
“Go back China” say protestors in Nepal against Chinese encroachment
Tibetan man detained on the eve of Uprising day for WeChat post
Tibetan Monk detained for "political" post on WeChat in Ngaba
Tibetan man sentenced for sharing teachings of Dalai Lama through Wechat
Dalai Lama interacts with students, community leaders from Washington
First episode of Phayul Plus Video Report
Dalai Lama concludes three-day 'Heart Sutra' teaching for Koreans
Delegates question validity of Sino-Tibet dialogue at TSG meet
Tsugkahang Temple in Dharamshala to get its first elevator
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Beijing reiterates reluctance to hold dialogue
Phayul[Wednesday, May 29, 2019 20:13]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Ambassador to China Terry Branstad meeting with Wu Yingjie, Communist Party secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region, in Lhasa on May 22, 2019. photo- US embassy
Ambassador to China Terry Branstad meeting with Wu Yingjie, Communist Party secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region, in Lhasa on May 22, 2019. photo- US embassy
DHARAMSHALA, May 29: Days after US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad urged Beijing to hold talks with the exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the Tibetan issue, a Chinese government spokesperson has reiterated the Chinese government reluctance to hold talks.

US envoy made a rare visit to occupied Tibet last week, following which he called on China to hold “substantive dialogue” with the exiled leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama without “preconditions” and halt the state heavy-handedness on the Tibetan people’s freedom to religion. Chinese government spokesperson Lu Kang told the media on Tuesday that Beijing “firmly opposes any foreign interference in Tibet affairs in China's domestic affairs."

Kang also said that the US envoy was briefed on “the Chinese government's policy on dialogue and contact with the Dalai Lama” which is marked by the stark absence of any since 2010, at least publicly. Beijing’s reluctance to resume talks have been persistent despite both the Dalai Lama and the exile Tibetan government’s insistence over the years.

The ‘middle way approach’ championed by the Dalai Lama and the official stance of the Central Tibetan administration has been rejected by the Chinese government. Speculations over the years of behind-the-door meetings such as the former PM of the exile Tibetan government Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche’s visit to China in 2017 or the recent claim by a book that the Dalai Lama and Xi jinping agreed to meet in 2014 have both been rejected by Tibetan authorities.

Talks between Beijing and the Tibetan side have stalled since 2010 after nine rounds of meeting. The two envoys, Lodi G. Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen resigned in June 2012 citing lack of genuine conviction to resolve the issue from Beijing.

On Monday, while speaking to a group of Tibetans here, the Dalai Lama reiterated that Tibetans are no longer calling for independence but rather seeking autonomy within the Chinese framework. The ageing Tibetan leader added that the incorporation of Tibet, a historically independent nation can benefit from China’s economic leap and in return, Tibet’s spiritual treasure can help millions of Chinese Buddhists.


Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetan asylum seekers near Paris homeless after officials take down their tents
Beijing reiterates reluctance to hold dialogue
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement