BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Top leaders of the
Communist Party of China (CPC) Friday agreed to boost development and maintain
stability in Tibet to ensure continuous improvement in the living standards of
people of all ethnic groups in the new century.
At a meeting of the Political Bureau of
the CPC Central Committee, provided over by General Secretary Hu Jintao, the
participants concluded that the work in Tibet is important to the overall work
of the Party and the state.
It was agreed at the meeting that building a
socialist new Tibet featuring unity, democracy, affluence, civilization and
harmony is of "great significance" to the nationwide efforts to realize the goal
of building a relatively affluent society, safeguard national unification and
security, and encourage the people of all ethnic groups to work hard together
for common prosperity and development.
Under the correct leadership of the central
authorities and with the support of the central government and the rest of the
country, the people in Tibet have united as one and worked diligently to bring
about world-shaking changes over the past decades, said sources closed to the
meeting, held on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet
Tibet has witnessed rapid economic development and
remarkable improvement in people's living standards. The system of regional
autonomy for minority people has been constantly improved in Tibet, where people
of all ethnic groups enjoy full rights as masters of the region. The excellent
local traditions have been preserved and developed, and the people's rights in
the freedom of religious belief are well respected and protected.
The leaders decided at the meeting that work must be done
to ensure a big leap forward in economic and social development in Tibet and
assure continuous improvement of the Tibetan people'sliving standards.
They stressed the importance of the work on national
and religious affairs in Tibet and the determination to oppose separatist
activities of different kinds there.
They urged Party organizations at all levels in Tibet
to strengthen capacity building to provide a firm guarantee to development and
stability in Tibet.
The leaders also called for good preparations for the
40th anniversary celebrations, the sources said, without giving anydetails.