Beijing to meet with Dalai Lama rep

China's government says it will meet with a Dalai Lama representative in the next few days, although the statement it released shies away from mentioning criticism Beijing has faced leading up to the summer Olympics.

China's government says it will meet with a Dalai Lama representative in the next few days, although the statement it released shies away from mentioning criticism Beijing has faced leading up to the summer Olympics.

Analysts in a LA Times article say that only time will tell if the change in heart is about truly improving relations or simply some much-needed PR. Leaders from around the world, including President Bush, have called on China to negotiate with the Dalai Lama.

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