Dalai Lama's Top Diplomat Keeps Talks with China Going Strong

Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari says the issue of Tibet's autonomy cannot be resolved in a few days, and China needs to set the stage for a breakthrough.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 11/08/2006 12:00 am EST

Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari is like any other diplomat you'd meet. He picks his words carefully and expresses optimism when talking about painful and difficult situations. But then, Mr. Gyari is not just any diplomat from any country. He serves Tibet, a country invaded and occupied by China in 1959. He's also the special representative of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet.

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