Representatives from the Chinese government and envoys of the Dalai Lama have agreed to a second round of talks, AP reported, citing state media. This follows the first meeting between the groups on Sunday in the southern city of Shenzhen, and is an apparent sign of forward movement in easing tensions raised by violent riots in Tibet. No concrete progress resulting from the meeting has been reported. The Chinese side told the Dalai Lama’s representatives in Shenzhen that the protests "had given rise to new obstacles for resuming contacts and consultations with the Dalai side." No time frame for the second round of talks was given in the report.