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  Dalai Lama Says Diplomacy With Beijing Has FailedNovember 03, 2008 09:15

Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says he is giving up on talks with China about autonomy, adding that his faith in the Chinese government is becoming "thinner and thinner."
Speaking with reporters Monday in Tokyo, the Buddhist leader said he has to accept failure. He said he has no other alternative but to ask the Tibetan people what to do next.
He also said that suppression in Tibet is increasing and that he cannot pretend everything is OK.
The spiritual leader plans to hold a meeting of Tibetan exiles later this month to discuss a future strategy toward the Chinese government.
China accuses him of secretly promoting Tibetan independence. The Dalai Lama says he seeks greater autonomy for Tibet to preserve its unique Buddhist culture.