Samdhong Rinpoche optimistic over talks with China

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Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile Samdhong Rinpoche

Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile Samdhong Rinpoche (AP Photo)

Talks between Chinese officials and envoys of His Holiness will begin this Sunday in what would be the first meeting between the two sides since violent anti-government protests erupted in Tibet in March, said the Tibetan government in exile.

“We are positive that something good will come out of it,” Samdhong Rinpoche told The Associated Press. But Rinpoche added afterward: “Our hopes are high, but this is just a small step in a long process.”

The Associated Press