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Chinese leader calls for stability in Tibet ahead of Serfs Emancipation Day
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08:59, March 28, 2009

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China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin Friday urged the Tibetan people to maintain stability and cherish prosperity achieved in the autonomous region ahead of Serfs Emancipation Day.

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made those remarks at a meeting held here to commemorate the event which falls on Saturday.

Jia appreciated the endeavors of people living in the Tibet Autonomous Region who have made great contributions to the social and economic development of the region.

Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), shakes hands with the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu during the symposium marking the 50th anniversary of serfs emancipation in Tibet held in Beijing, capital of China, on March 27, 2009.(Xinhua/Li Xueren)

The establishment of Serfs Emancipations Day is to make all Chinese people remember the historical event 50 years ago in which Tibetan people abolished the feudal serfdom system, Jia said.

It will also remind Tibetan people of the nature of the Dalai Lama clique which has sought separation of the country, he said.

Tibet's development has proved that only the democratic reform under the leadership of Communist Party of China could save the region and make it more prosperous, the official stressed.

Jia urged the Tibetan people to fully understand President Hu Jintao's keynote speech on Tibet during the top legislature's annual session and implement the Party's religious policies in the region.

No matter what the Dalai Lama claims, it will not change the reality that Tibet was, is and will always be part of China, Jia said.

It will not change the great achievement made by the Tibetan people in the past five decades and Chinese people's strong will to maintain the nation's unity, Jia said.

Source: Xinhua

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