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US Government Encourages Substantive Talks on Tibet

August 29, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 27, 2010

Dharamshala -- The US State Department has
submitted its annual report on Tibet negotiations
to the Congress, encouraging substantive dialogue
between His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his
representatives and the Chinese government to resolve long-standing issues.

The 2009-2010 report outlined the "US Policy on
Tibet," "Steps taken by the President and the
Secretary of State to encourage the government of
the People's Republic of China (PRC) to enter
into a dialogue with Dalai Lama or his
representatives leading to a negotiated agreement
on Tibet" and "Status of discussions between the
PRC and the Dalai Lama's representatives."

"The US government believes that the Dalai Lama
can be a constructive partner for China as it
deals with the difficult challenge of continuing
tensions in Tibetan areas. His views are widely
reflected within Tibetan society, and he commands
the respect of the vast majority of Tibetans. His
consistent advocacy on non-violence is an
important principle for making progress toward a
lasting solution,” the report noted.

"China's engagement with the Dalai Lama or his
representatives to resolve problems facing
Tibetans is in the interests of both 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."

The US government reiterated its call for China
to respect the unique religious, lingustic, and
cultural heritage  of the Tibetan people and
their human rights, and civil liberties.

Read the full Report:
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