NAYANIMA BASU for The Print
New Delhi: Tibet is planning to have a “direct and official channel” of communication with the Chinese government in order to deal with Beijing effectively and firmly, according to Penpa Tsering, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
“We really want to play the traditional role of being a buffer but the buffer also needs this criteria of being independent between both countries. I am not sure how that can be restored. Nobody knows, we all live in hope. We want to turn Tibet into a zone of peace, that is very much the wish of Tibetans,” Tsering said at a press meet organised by the Indian Association of Foreign Affairs Correspondents (IAFAC) Friday.
“Since we have been taken for a ride for too long, we want to ensure as to who we are dealing with (in the Chinese government) and preferably we would like an official channel to communicate what the Chinese government wants to tell us and what we need to tell them,” he added.
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