04/21/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dalai Lama's Aides Are Talking To China

The Dalai Lama said Sunday that "some efforts" at diplomacy were under way between his representatives and those of the Chinese government even as officials in Beijing continue to portray him as having orchestrated protests in Tibet that have led to a crackdown and violence there.

"Just a few days these are going on," the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, said of the discussions. He said it was unclear what the talks might yield.

He would not say specifically what matters were being discussed, and he said he had not been directly involved in the conversations.

Western leaders have encouraged China to resume discussions with the Dalai Lama in the wake of the unrest in Tibet, which began on March 10.

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