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US State Department releases annual report on “Tibet Negotiations”

April 20, 2015

US Dept. of State, April 17, 2015 – UNCLASSIFIED: Report on Tibet Negotiations

P.L 107.228 section 613.b, of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of fiscal year 2003

Executive Summary:

The Dalai Lama’s representatives and Chinese officials from the United Work Front Department have not met directly since the ninth round of dialogue in January 2010. The United States continue to encourage both sides to engage in a substantive discussion that will work to achieve concrete results.

The US Government believes the Dalai Lama or his representatives can be constructive partners for China as it deals with continuing tensions in Tibetan areas.  The Dalai Lama’s views are widely reflected in Tibetan society and he represents the views of the vast majority of Tibetans. His consistent advocacy of non-violence is an important factor in reaching a lasting solution. Chinese government engagement with the Dalai Lama or his representatives to resolve problems facing Tibetans is in the interest of the Chinese government and the Tibetan people. Failure to address these problems will lead to greater tensions inside China and will be an impediment to China’s social and economic development, and will continue to be a stumbling block to fuller political and economic engagement with the United States.

The full report can be found here: http://www.savetibet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/12-04-14-StateTibet-Negotiations.pdf

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