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Dalai Lama envoy: China talks difficult བོད་སྐད།

The Dalai Lama's Special Envoy Lodi Gyari said Friday that the latest round of talks with China were 'one of the most difficult sessions' held so far, but that he will return for more discussions after the Beijing Olympics.

Lodi Gyari said during the meetings he countered China's accusations that the Dalai Lama planned to sabotage next month's Olympics and was behind anti-government protests that rocked Tibet and other Tibetan-inhabited areas of China in March.

'Such baseless accusations make the Chinese government really look ridiculous in the eyes of the world,' Gyari said. 'This time they realized that labeling his Holiness being responsible for the present disturbances in Tibet and accusing him of sabotaging the Olympics is something that no one buys.'

Gyari called the discussions 'one of the most difficult sessions' the two sides have had, but said they agreed to meet again after the Olympics.

Two days of meetings were held this week in Beijing between Chinese officials and the Dalai Lama's envoys.

Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department said the Dalai Lama should 'openly and explicitly' promise and prove through his actions that he does not support disruptions of the Beijing Olympics, nor plots to incite violence, reported the state Xinhua News Agency .

He also told the Tibetan envoys that the door of dialogue was always open.

Information for this report was provided by AP.