Dalai Lama curious about China's path post-Games

PARIS (AP) -- Tibet's spiritual leader says he's disappointed by the latest round of talks aimed at easing tensions between his supporters and China.

Envoys of the Dalai Lama met with Chinese authorities for a new round of talks last month. One of his envoys says the talks were difficult but would resume after the Beijing Olympics.

The Dalai Lama, who's in France for a 12-day visit, says he wants to see what path Chinese authorities will chart once the games are over.

He says the international community "should be firm" with China on the issues of democracy, human rights, religious freedom and the rule of law. But he says "we should not isolate China" and instead bring it into the international community with "genuine friendship."

Chinese authorities blame the Dalai Lama for recent unrest in Tibet.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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