On November 10, 2021, during Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s Regular Press Conference, a journalist with Reuters asked that, the Dalai Lama said today that he has no particular plans to meet the Chinese leader. Is China willing to resume the dialogue with the Tibetan government-in-exile?
Wang Wenbin answered the question as follows:
The so-called “Tibetan government-in-exile” is an out-and-out separatist political group and an illegal organization completely in violation of China’s Constitution and laws. It is not recognized by any country in the world. The Central Government of China’s policy on contact and negotiations with the 14th Dalai Lama is consistent and clear, and the door for contact and negotiations remains open. I want to stress that the contact and negotiations are only about the personal future of the 14th Dalai Lama, not the so-called “Tibetan issue”. What the 14th Dalai Lama should do is to truly give up the position of splitting the motherland, stop activities that will separate the country, and win the trust of the Central Government and the Chinese people with concrete actions.