Chinese Government Agrees To Discuss Tibet Issues

High level Chinese officials indicated a new willingness to discuss the situation in Tibet with representatives from the Dalai Lama. “In view of the requests recently made by the Dalai side to resume talks, the relevant officials of the central government will have consultation with Dalai’s private representative.” The Chinese officials stress any discussion will have to deal with ending any protests about the upcoming Olympic games.

The decision to talk with Dalai Lama epresentatives will not result in clearing up all points of dispute, but it certainly opens the door to pursue a path to peace and end current violence.