Originally Answered: Bush’s Voice? Brown’s voice? or Dalai Lama’s voice?
You point to some good news. The Dalai Lama has consistently called for direct dialogue with the Chinese leaders for decades, with little or no effect. Now, at last, after decades of near to silence, some Western leaders have woken up and understood this is an obviously well-founded call.
And it's actually quite funny that the Chinese government, that rules Tibet with an iron fist (and said they always ruled Tibet), says that the Dalai Lama, who is exiled since half a century and has no power whatsoever in Tibet, should first stop the protests inside Tibet. And at the same time they do whatever they can not to let his voice be heard in Tibet (neither through TV, radio, Internet, newspapers, anything), when he already consistently say they should resist from confrontation and especially all kinds of violence, and instead opt for dialogue and compassion.
China has caused the problems, they blame them on the Dalai Lama (who they say is an insignificant figure with almost no followers), they say he should fix the problems for them, and they do everything they can not to let him fix the problems. And finally they say they won't even talk to him before he has fixed the problems they have caused and won't let him fix. This is all nothing but absurd and illogical.
This attitude from the Chinese government is also clearly not in the interest of neither the Chinese nor the Tibetans. No one has anything to gain from this situation of constant confrontation, disharmony, discontent and isolation.
Please, open the dialogue now. Solve these problems together. Listen to everyone involved. Find a solution that can be in the interest of all sides involved. Chinese AND Tibetans, not Chinese OR Tibetans.