China FM hopes Dalai Lama to "cherish" chance of consultation(04/29/08)
2008/04/29

    BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu on Tuesday expressed the hope that the Dalai Lama and his followers could "cherish" the opportunity for contact and consultation with the relevant department of the central government and stop secessionist activities or those that involve disrupting the Beijing Olympics.

    Jiang told a regular press conference that the central government's policy toward the Dalai Lama has always been consistent, and it showed the broad-mindedness of the central government that the relevant department will have contact and consultation with the Dalai side.

    "We hope the Dalai Lama and his followers will cherish this opportunity, recognize the situation, change their position, and take concrete actions to stop violent crimes and activities and those involving disruption of the Beijing Olympics and splitting the motherland, to create conditions for further consultation," she said.

    Jiang said Tibet is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory and Tibet affairs are completely internal affairs of China, and any contact and consultation between the central government and the Dalai side are also China's internal affairs.

    "On the issue of safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Chinese government and people will never yield to any pressure from outside," said Jiang. She added that China has the confidence and ability to manage its own affairs.

    She expressed the hope that the international community could fully understand and support Chinese government's efforts to safeguard national sovereignty, social stability and the interests of all Chinese people.

    The relevant central government department will have contact and consultation with the Dalai's private representative in the coming days, Xinhua learned from official sources last Friday.

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    BEIJING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- China received positive responses Friday after announcing that the central government will meet with the Dalai Lama's private representative in the coming days.

    Xinhua learned from official sources Friday that "the relevant department of the central government" will meet with the Dalai's private representative.  Full story

China's central gov't department to meet with Dalai's private representative

    BEIJING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- China's central government department will meet with Dalai's private representative in the coming days, Xinhua learned from official sources on Friday.

    "In view of the requests repeatedly made by the Dalai side for resuming talks, the relevant department of the central government will have contact and consultation with Dalai's private representative in the coming days," an official said.  Full story

FM: Dalai must show sincerity for talks through concrete action

    BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said on Thursday that "the door is open for dialogue between the Central Government and Dalai on condition that he shows sincerity for talks through concrete action."

    Jiang told a press conference that the Central Government has held great sincerity and patience for contacts and talks with the Dalai side, who has never given positive and comprehensive response to the Central Government.  Full story

Editor: Amber Yao
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