A meeting between representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government finally took place due to, according to the Chinese government, repeated requests made by the Dalai side,” According to the China Daily, representatives of the Dalai Lama “expressed their views and said they would report truthfully on what had been discussed at the meeting to the Dalai Lama. President Hu Jinto told Japanese journalists in Beijing, “Our policy toward the Dalai Lama is clear and consistent, and the door for dialogue remains open.
The tone of Chinese representatives was clearly that the onus for any problems lies on the head of the Dalai Lama and his group must make changes if there is to be any fruitful changes in China’s policies toward Tibet. According to Zhu Weiqun, the Dalai side has to live up to what they say and promise to end separatist activites and cease interfering with success of the Olympic Games.
At no point in reports of the discussions is any mention made by Chinese sources that perhaps, just perhaps, the Chinese government might need to institute changes in its policies towards Tibetans. Anyway, at least both sides are talking with one another.