Discussions broke down in acrimony in 2008, with Beijing saying that no progress had been made.
One of the Dalai Lama’s representatives said he thought the resumption of talks may signal a change in approach from China.
A statement on the website of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism, said the five-person group would return to India at the beginning of February.’
News of the resumption of talks was released by the exiled Tibetan leadership, based in Dharamsala in India.
Chinese President Hu Jintao told those at the meeting that China would maintain efforts to prevent “penetration and sabotage” by supporters of Tibetan independence.