Senior Chinese leader stresses Tibet's development, stability
2010/08/16

A senior Chinese leader has called on local various-level governments and people in Tibet to make continuous efforts to achieve "leapfrog development and lasting stability" in the autonomous region.

He Guoqiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during his four-day inspection tour of Tibet that ended Monday.

He asked officials and people of all ethnic groups in Tibet to seize the available opportunities and to unite to promote the development and stability of the region.

During his inspection tour, He visited communities, villages, a virgin forest in Nyingchi and the Potala Palace.

At a meeting with people from the religious circles, He encouraged the monks to promote patriotism and called on them to contribute to the prosperity and ethnic unity in Tibet.

He, in charge of disciplinary and supervision work, also asked local disciplinary and supervision personnel to promote clean governance and to intensify the fight against corruption.

On a separate inspection tour in Tibet from Aug. 13-15, Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, asked monasteries to promote legal, standardized and scientific management.

Du, also vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, asked local authorities to focus more on increasing the income and improve living standards of people from all ethnic groups in the area.

During his tour, Du visited farmers and herdsmen, old CPC members, and monasteries in Lhasa, Xigaze, and Shannan.

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