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Dalai Lama's Envoys in Talks with Beijing Resign

5 June 2012

The two envoys who represented the Dalai Lama in failed talks with China on Tibet over the past decade have resigned to express their frustration over Beijing’s unwillingness to consider any autonomy for the Himalayan region. Officials from the Tibetan government-in-exile announced the resignations of Lodi G. Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen in a statement on Monday. The two men had held nine rounds of talks with Chinese officials from 2002 to 2010. In a resignation letter, they referred to recent self-immolation protests and worsening conditions in Tibet since large-scale public protests there in 2008.—AP