Dharamshala: In a circular issued in Tibetan by the Kashag Secretariat of the Central Tibetan Administration on 13 August, the Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations established in 1998 has now been dissolved and in its place, a new Permanent Strategy Committee has been constituted.
The circular states:
Ever since the Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations was established in 1998, the successive Kashags have added new members with the committee reaching a membership of 16. Most of the members were foreign residents or residing in diverse places holding various public and private responsibilities. Those residing in Dharamshala were also holding a variety of portfolios and responsibilities. For these reasons, a reorganisation of the committee was deemed necessary. Therefore, effective 13 August 2021, the current Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations is officially withdrawn and a new Permanent Strategy Committee composed of relevant senior CTA officials is formed. This committee will apprise the Sikyong on Tibet and Tibet-related issues and will also advise the Sikyong on advocacy and strategy planning.
13 August 2021
(This is a rough translation of the original circular in Tibetan. Kindly treat the original in Tibetan as authoritative in case of any discrepancy)