January 28, 2010
Below is an article published by Philadelphia Inquirer:
BEIJING - Two envoys of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetans, arrived in China yesterday to resume a long-running series of talks over Tibet that so far have been fruitless.The current set of negotiations will be the ninth since 2002 between the Dalai Lama, whom China accuses of being a "splittist," and the Chinese government, which has flooded Tibetan regions in western China with security forces since an anti-China uprising there in March 2008.
Tibetans are anxious over the large numbers of ethnic Han Chinese moving to the Tibetan plateau to seek their fortunes.
The Dalai Lama, 74, who lives in exile in India, says Tibetans should be able to make their own policies regarding religious practice and education and immigration to their regions. The envoys are Lodi G. Gyari, from Washington, and Kelsang Gyaltsen, of Switzerland.