The Dalai Lama says he has little faith in the Chinese government in ongoing negotiations to grant his native Tibet more autonomy, even as a fresh round of talks with Beijing were beginning, the Associated Press reported.
"Now my faith in the Chinese government is becoming thinner, thinner, thinner," he told reporters in Tokyo.
The comments are the latest to show his increasingly pessimistic stance toward making progress on the issue, and come even after two of his envoys last week departed for Beijing for talks with the government.
Despite his long efforts at negotiation, he said conditions in his home country continue to deteriorate.
"Inside Tibet, the situation is worse," he said.