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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Dalai Lama Warns of Tibet Volence

May 26, 2008

The Gulf Daily (Bahraim)
May 24, 2008

LONDON -- The Dalai Lama warned yesterday of renewed violence in
Tibet if dialogue between his envoys and Beijing breaks down.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said he believed a new round of
long-running talks with Beijing officials would take place in the
Chinese capital on June 11.

If they did collapse, "demonstrations I think will happen, from our
past experience. Serious demonstrations, not only demonstrations but
also involving violence," the 72-year-old said.

Those previous flare-ups had resulted in "serious violence," he said,
including the deadly unrest in March. "Very sad, immense suffering.
And also on the Chinese side, a lot of casualties."

The Buddhist monk said his first meeting with British Prime Minister
Brown had been "very good", with the premier showing "genuine
concerns" for the situation in Tibet.

His office said he held "warm and constructive" discussions with the
Tibetan leader in a 30-minute meeting at Lambeth Palace, the
Archbishop of Canterbury's official residence in London.
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