The Dalai Lama finally did speak for peace, and has threatened to resign if the violence continues. Of course, actions would have spoken louder, and this episode has made me see the strength of Gandhi’s conviction in his idea. China continues to say the Dalai Lama wants a free Tibet (and I’d say he should) despite his repeated protestation that he’s looking merely for greater autonomy and freedom within China, and that the Tibetans should befriend the Chinese. The Chinese line is beginning to sound like a not-really-disguised excuse. The Indian position continues to disappoint – though the GoI has asked China to talk, but the Chinese have expressed satisfaction at the Indian stance. This is also a great opportunity to hold a few cards against someone who plays hard all the time – we WILL have to negotiate on Arunachal too, sooner or later.