Analysis: Chinese Academic’s Statement on Dalai Lama, Tibet, and Future of Sino-Tibetan Dialogue
A Beijing based China Tibetology Research Center (CTRC) has recently organized a rare and unusual press conference in Beijing to criticize Dalai Lama’s forthcoming visit to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, Dalai Lama's reincarnation, and the future of Sino-Tibetan dialogue. The center’s Director Lian Xiangmin has not only stated Beijing's longstanding policy on Tawang issue, China’s determination, and desire to recognize the Dalai Lama's reincarnation in China, but also the current state of Sino-Tibetan dialogue and reasons for its failure. His comments were widely covered in the Indian media. Table Talk invites Bhuchung K. Tsering, Vice President of International Campaign of Tibet and Kunga Tashi, China Liason Officer at the Office of Tibet in D.C to discuss the contents of his speech.