Tibetan Govt-in-exile stresses on Middle Way path to resolve Tibet issue

New Delhi, April 28 (UNI) The Central Tibetan Administration has stressed on the “Middle Way” path propounded by the Dalai Lama to resolve the Tibet issue with China, after Beijing called the Tibetan government-in-exile “an organized separatist political group”.

Tenzin Lekshay, spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said the CTA is seeking “genuine autonomy” for the Tibetan people within the Chinese constitution.

He posted on X: “The Middle Way Policy (MWP) of Central Tibetan Administration is to seek genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people within the framework of Chinese constitution & Regional National Autonomy Law of China. Resolving Sino- Tibet conflict through MWP is mutually beneficial. @MFA_China.”

He said this in response to the Chinese foreign ministry’s comments on the reported “back-channel talks” on the Tibetan issue.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday said:

“The so-called “Tibetan government-in-exile” is entirely an organized separatist political group with a political platform and an agenda for “Tibetan independence.” It is an illicit organization that violates China’s Constitution and laws. No country in the world recognizes it.

“The Chinese government has two basic principles when it comes to contact and talks. First, we would only have contact and talks with the personal representative of the 14th Dalai Lama, not the so-called “Tibetan government-in-exile” or “Central Tibetan Administration.”

“The Chinese government will not be dealing with it. Second, any contact or talks will only be about the personal future of the 14th Dalai Lama himself, or at most, a handful of people close to him, not the so-called “high degree of autonomy for Tibet.” We hope the 14th Dalai Lama will have a right understanding of the central government’s policy, seriously reflect on and thoroughly correct its political propositions and actions, give up any activity aimed at disrupting the social order in Xizang, and return to the right path. Only then can future contact and talks be considered.”

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, also known as Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, fled from Tibet in 1959 which was under the control of China, out of fear for his life.

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