This article sheds some light on the history of attempts to find a resolution between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government. I found it to be quite educational. There have in fact been numerous attempts to find a solution, but the process has been frozen in a deadlock for 50 years. The Chinese government has been the principle roadblock to this process — they do not want to engage in high-level talks with the Dalai Lama’s government. It would be easy to resolve this if serious, genuine high-level talks were to happen — talks between the Dalai Lama and the Premier of China, for example. Until that happens, this situation will only get worse. It has to be resolved at the highest levels. The Dalai Lama has said he would be happy to engage in such talks. Why is the Chinese government not willing to participate?