China seems to rule out talks with Tibetan leader (AP) – 1519th Edition

Newly elected head of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay talks to the media after meeting with Tibetan activists on a hunger strike against blockade of the Kirti monastery in Sichuan province by Chinese forces, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 12, 2011. Sangay told reporters that his priorities as political leader of Tibetan exiles would include bringing more freedom to Tibet and seeing the Dalai Lama return to his homeland. The 43-year-old was elected by tens of thousands of Tibetans around the world last month after the 75-year-old Dalai Lama said he wanted to devolve political authority to an elected leader. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)AP – China appeared to rule out talks with the new head of Tibet’s government-in-exile on Friday, quashing any hope of improved relations between Beijing and the new leadership.

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