CPC official for deepening fight against Dalai Lama

A Chinese officer said issues related to Tibetan Buddhism must be handled well.

Updated: Feb 25, 2011, 00:28 AM IST

Beijing: A top Chinese official has asked
officials in Tibet to deepen the "fight" against exiled
spiritual leader Dalai Lama by improving social management and
stepping up economic growth in the region.

The fight against the Dalai Lama clique must be
continued and deepened while each task in maintaining
stability must be circumspectly deployed, Jia Qinglin, the
fourth ranking leader of the Communist Party of China, (CPC)
told the Tibetan officials.

Jia said issues related to Tibetan Buddhism must be
handled well, and government-backed mechanisms that safeguard
people`s rights and interests must be strengthened and
improved, official Xinhua reported today.

Enhanced ethnic unity, improved social management, and
social harmony and stability were prerequisites of economic
growth and people`s well-being, Jia, Chairman of the National
Committee of the Chinese People`s Political Consultative
Conference (CPPCC) said addressing a meeting on Tibet and
other Tibetan-inhabited areas.

The two-day meeting, which opened Wednesday, was
attended by senior officials of central government departments
and the five regions.

Jia said that raising the living standards of the
people, especially farmers and nomads, in Tibet and the other
Tibetan-inhabited areas was a central task and plans must be
made for leapfrog development in these areas in the next five
years and beyond.

Jia said greater efforts must be paid to
comprehensively strengthen and improve partner-aid programs to
these areas.