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Beijing holds Tibet stability meet ahead of ’59 Uprising Day

(TibetanReview.net, Feb25, 2011)  Ahead of the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day on Mar 10 and amid an online anonymous call for staging of inconspicuous Sunday “Jasmine Rallies” in cities across the country, China on Feb 23-24 convened a meeting on “Tibet and other Tibetan-inhabited areas in the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan” in Beijing, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Feb 24. The aim, as reportedly stated by China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin, was to ensure the maintenance of stability and improvement of social management in those areas.

The apparent purpose was to ensure that an uprising like the one in Mar’08 would not recur.

Jia, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has also been cited as saying the fight against “the Dalai Lama clique” must be continued and deepened, and that each task in maintaining stability must be circumspectly deployed. He was also reported to have ordered that good work be done in handling issues related to Tibetan Buddhism, and that the government-backed mechanism that safeguards people's rights and interests be strengthened and bettered.

To enhance ethnic unity, improve social management, and maintain social harmony and stability is a prerequisite of economic growth and people's well-being, Jia, was further cited as saying.

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