Chinese leaders discuss Tibet’s development and long term stability
July 31, 2015
China’s authoritative official news agency Xinhua reported that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee (CC)’s Politburo met in Beijing on July 27 & 30, 2015, when Chinese leaders discussed promoting further economic and social development in Tibet Autonomous Region to help the region achieve long term stability. The meeting was presided over by CCP CC General Secretary and President of China, Xi Jinping.
A statement issued on after the meeting on July 27, 2015, asserted that safeguarding national unity and enhancing ethnic unity should be highlighted in work involving Tibet. The statement said efforts should be made to unswervingly carry out the “anti-separatism battle”, promote the region’s economic and social development, safeguard and improve people’s welfare, and enhance exchanges and integration of different ethnic groups. Xinhua also revealed that a new Central Leading Group on United Front Work had been created.
(Comment: One news agency, quoting an anonymous source, said that Xi Jinping had declared that the CCP will appoint the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation and in event of problems will take “corrective” measures.)
CCP ‘guides’ Tibet as TAR’s founding Anniversary approaches
July 31, 2015
On July 30, CCP CC General Secretary Xi Jinping chaired a Politburo meeting to discuss about how to promote Tibet’s economic and social development and long-term stability prior to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).
The meeting observed that there had been rapid economic development, overall social progress, significant improvement in people’s living standards and sustainable social stability since the Fifth Conference on the ‘Work of Tibet’. It stressed that to do well in work in Tibet in the new situation, China must uphold the Party’s guidelines on governing Tibet and focus on safeguarding national unification and ethnic unity. China must “unswervingly struggle against splittism, promote Tibet’s economic and social development, ensure and improve people’s livelihood and enhance contacts，communications and exchanges among various ethnic groups”.
In addition, China will stick to law-based governance, enrich Tibetan people, make Tibet prosperous and make long-term efforts to build a better Tibet by strengthening cohesion of the people and laying a solid foundation in order to safeguard national security and long-term stability. It called for sustained and sound economic and social development, continued improvement in the material and cultural life of the people of various ethnic groups, as well as a good ecological environment.
The meeting highlighted that emphasis should be given to infrastructure, industries with local advantages and ecological protection and construction to strike a balance between economic and social development toward an all-round moderately prosperous society, significantly improve people’s livelihood to make them rich and happy, and enhance construction of ecological safety barriers for overall ecological improvement. Work should be done to strengthen national unity and fully implement the Party’s basic policy on religious work.
Support from the Central Government and aid from across the country for TAR should be combined with the hard work of the cadres and masses of various ethnic groups in Tibet, and more efforts should be made to aid Tibet. Cadres and masses of various ethnic groups in Tibet were exhorted to seize the opportunity and give full play to their enthusiasm, initiative and creativity to create a new situation in the work of Tibet. [Source]