Election Result 
MADHYA PRADESH - 230
PartyLW
BJP00
CONG00
BSP00
OTH00
RAJASTHAN - 199
PartyLW
BJP00
CONG00
IND00
OTH00
CHHATTISGARH - 90
PartyLW
BJP00
CONG00
IND00
OTH00
TELANGANA - 119
PartyLW
TRS00
AIMIM00
BJP00
OTH00
MIZORAM - 40
PartyLW
CONG00
MNF00
MPC00
OTH00
  • search

Dalai Lama envoys report block in talks with China

Written by: Staff
|

BEIJING, Feb 26 (Reuters) Envoys of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader who has been branded a separatist by Beijing, said fundamental differences remained after talks in China on allowing more autonomy for the Buddhist region.

It was the fifth round of negotiations since contacts between China and the Dalai Lama's representatives resumed in 2002, but there have so far been no concrete results of a process the Chinese government does not even openly acknowledge exists.

''There is a better and deeper understanding of each other's position and the fundamental differences that continue to exist in the positions held by the two parties,'' envoy Lodi Gyari said in a statement, adding that the trip included a visit to the southern autonomous region of Guangxi.

''This round of discussion also made it clear that there is a major difference even in the approach in addressing the issue. However, we remain committed to the dialogue process and are hopeful that progress will be possible by continuing the engagement.'' The Dalai Lama fled Lhasa in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, nine years after Communist troops invaded the remote, mountainous region.

Although Beijing considers him a traitor, many Tibetans still remain loyal to the figure they regard as a god-king.

Analysts say China is committed to the dialogue in part because it fears that if the 70-year-old Dalai Lama should die in exile, it could create a rallying point for Tibetans unhappy with Chinese rule and leave a destabilising leadership vacuum.

That could also strengthen support among Tibetans for full independence, especially among youth frustrated with the Dalai Lama's ''middle way'' approach that advocates autonomy for Tibet as a part of China.

REUTERS PR RN0941

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more