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Collaborate with the EU to Advance the China-Tibetan Dialogue
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Collaborate with the EU to Advance the China-Tibetan Dialogue

The conflict over Tibet is so volatile that it cries out for a multilateral strategy.

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The conflict over Tibet is so volatile that it cries out for a multilateral strategy. Given the European Union’s interest in this issue, the United States should actively engage its European (and other appropriate) human rights allies in determining how best to advance respect for the rights of Tibetans. In light of the recent reaffirmation of nonviolence by the Tibetan community and the Dalai Lama’s advancing age, the time may be right to increase pressure on the Chinese to take advantage of the current Dalai Lama’s reasonable approach before a more intransigent Tibetan leadership comes to power.
 
 
 

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