High-level meetings and inspections in TAR
June 25, 2015
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). When Xi Jinping met the Panchen Lama on June 10, 2015, he disclosed that the CCP Central Committee would send a delegation to Tibet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region. He added that by 2020, Tibet will be able to realize the national goal of becoming a moderately prosperous society.
Sun Chunlan, member of the CCP Politburo and Minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) conducted inspections in TAR from June 15 to 18, 2015.
The Investigation and Research Group of the State Council also visited Tibet from June 10 to 17. They conducted comprehensive investigations in the five prefectures (municipalities) of Lhasa, Nyingchi, Lhoka, Shigatse, and Nagqu, and 16 counties (districts). The team particularly studied the maintenance of stability, economic and social development, improvements to livelihoods, building of infrastructure, developing the characteristic economy, constructing basic level political power, and focussed on the areas of reform and other matters.
(Comment: It is likely that the State Council group’s visit could be a prelude to a national Work Conference on Tibet that might be held later this year.)
Symposium held in Lhasa to promote rule of law
June 26, 2015
The TAR Politics and Law Committee held a symposium on June 23 to promote the rule of law. TAR Party Secretary Chen Quanguo attended and delivered speech. He stressed the need to thoroughly study and implement General Secretary Xi Jinping’s speeches and urged officials to promote the rule of law and socialism with Chinese characteristics. The Vice Chairman of TAR Party Committee and Secretary of the Politics and Law Committee, Deng Xiaogang, presided over the symposium.
The symposium discussed various issues concerning TAR. These included strengthening the Monastic Management Committees, creating innovative and practical mechanisms to fight against “separatism” and crush the “hostile forces and the Dalai Clique,” educating monks and nuns in socialist principles.
Officials of the Tibet Military District, Tibet Public Security Frontier Corps, the Political and Law Departments of the respective districts and counties, Tibet Military District’s Political Department and the Air Force Command Post of Lhasa, all attended the symposium.[Source]