No progress in eighth round of dialogue as Chinese reject autonomy proposal

Chinese official Zhu Weiqun today categorically denounced an autonomy proposal presented by the Dalai Lama’s envoys during the eighth round of dialogue last week in an uncompromising stance that counters the hopes of Tibetans for genuine autonomy in their homeland (see Xinhua). By rejecting the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way approach as “disguised independence” and openly …

New British statement on Tibet

The British Government has issued an important statement on Tibet that is a strong assertion of support for the dialogue between the Chinese Government and envoys of the Dalai Lama. The envoys have been pressing the Chinese for a resolution of issues that would lead to a solution for Tibet based on genuine autonomy for …

Statement of Special Envoy Kasur Lodi Gyari, Head of the Tibetan Delegation, following the 8th round of discussions

Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen and I, accompanied by senior aides Sonam N. Dagpo and Bhuchung K. Tsering, both members of the Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations, and Kalsang Tsering from the Secretariat of the Task Force, visited China from October 30 to November 5, 2008. We returned to India on November 6, 2008. The main purpose …

Important statement by Dalai Lama ‘speaking truth to power’

The Dalai Lama delivers a statement at a prayer ceremony in Dharamsala, India on April 5, 2008.The Dalai Lama has made an important statement about his role and Tibet’s future in which he admits that his faith in the present Chinese government is ‘thinning’. He also advances a historic precedent for a Dalai Lama by …

Establishing a Workable Autonomy in Tibet

Analyses the present autonomy arrangement in Tibet and recommends a change in China’s policy toward Tibet to better conform to national commitments and international obligations. Click here to download as a PDF.

US and EU issue joint statement supporting Tibetan-Chinese dialogue and calling for human rights improvements

The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the statement on Tibet made by the governments of the United States and the European Union at the U.S.-EU Summit on June 10. The governments should be commended for insisting that the dialogue between the representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government be “substantive, constructive and results-oriented …

Dalai Lama’s envoys hold press conference following talks

The Dalai Lama’s envoys reported back today on talks with officials from the United Front Work Department in Shenzhen, China, on Sunday [May 4]. Special Envoy Lodi Gyari, speaking to press in Dharamsala, India, after briefing the Dalai Lama, referred to the significance of a comment by Chinese President and Party Secretary Hu Jintao yesterday …

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations testimony

Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony of Mr. Lodi Gyari Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama April 23, 2008 Madame Chairwoman and members of the Committee, at this critical time for Tibet, I wish to express my appreciation to the Congress for its unwavering support for His Holiness the Dalai …