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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 09:37 AM
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Crunch time for Tibetan cause
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Source: BBC

As many as 500 exiled Tibetan leaders are meeting in the Indian hill town of Dharmsala this week to discuss the future of their fight for their homeland.

It is a critical time, as they face up to the fact that their decades-long call for "meaningful autonomy" for Tibet has pretty much fallen on deaf ears in China.

Last month, Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said he was losing hope that his deliberately moderate "middle path" policy with Beijing - seeking autonomy but not full independence - would yield results.

He has now called together Tibetans from around the world to spend the next six days discussing what they do next.



Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7727791.stm
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