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Dalai Lama Representatives Meet With Chinese Officials བོད་སྐད།


Tibet's government-in-exile says two envoys have met with Chinese officials in the city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, in a bid to bring peace to Tibet and other Tibetan regions of China.

No details of the meeting Sunday were revealed.

Earlier in the day, Chinese President Hu Jintao said he hopes talks with the envoys sent by Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, would be beneficial.

Mr. Hu told Japanese reporters in Beijing that is hoping for a positive outcome from the meeting. The Chinese leader was conducting a news conference ahead of a visit to Tokyo Tuesday.

Chinese media have not mentioned today's meeting, which is the first since protests in Tibetan regions began in March.

On Saturday, China's state-run Tibet Daily accused the Dalai Lama and his followers of what it termed a "litany of crimes," and referred to the protests in March as "their last bout of madness."

Tibet's government-in-exile has said the two envoys would convey the Dalai Lama's concerns about how China has handled protests in Tibetan regions of China.

The Dalai Lama says he is opposed to violence and is seeking meaningful autonomy for Tibet, but China accuses him of masterminding the recent unrest and of secretly promoting Tibet's independence.

China says 18 civilians and one policeman died when protests turned violent on March 14. But the Tibetan government-in-exile says Chinese security forces killed more than 200 Tibetan protesters, many of them in Lhasa following the riot.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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