China blames Dalai Lama side for breaking promise
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Special report: Tibet: Its Past and Present

    BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese central government official said here Monday the Dalai Lama side has failed to honor the promises they made in previous talks.

    In the previous talks, the Dalai Lama's representatives did not seriously reflect on fundamental issues, said Sita, vice minister of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China, noting "the political foundation of contacts and talks with them is that Tibet is an inalienable part of China.

    "They did not keep their words as well, which ruined the atmosphere of the meeting," he said at a press conference.

    In talks held in July, the Dalai Lama's representatives said they had no problems following the "four not-to-supports" put forward by the central authorities: not supporting activities that disturbed the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games; not supporting plots inciting violent criminal activities; not supporting and concretely curbing violent terrorist activities of the pro-secession "Tibetan Youth Congress"; not supporting any argument and activity seeking "Tibetan independence" and splitting the region from the country.

    However, Sita said in the few days before and after the opening of the Olympics, the Dalai Lama supporters organized protests in front of about 40 Chinese embassies abroad, with more than 16,000 participants. They also hired foreigners to protest around Olympic venues.

    From July 28, the "Tibetan Youth Congress" held several fasts in protest and on Aug. 7 it announced the beginning of the second phase of "Tibetan People's Uprising Movement".

    In September, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao also faced security threats from supporters of "Tibet independence" when attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Sita said.

    Zhu Weiqun, executive vice minister of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said he expected the Dalai Lama to move to continue the talks.

    "He should truly give up his stance and activities to split the motherland, openly acknowledge that Tibet and Taiwan are inalienable parts of China and the People's Republic of China is the country's only legal government."

China says serious differences in talks with private envoys of Dalai Lama 

    BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese central government official said here Monday that recent talks with the Dalai Lama's private representatives were "frank and sincere," but serious differences remain.

    Zhu Weiqun, executive vice minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council. Full story

Chinese government looks to post-Dalai Lama era 

    BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- An official with the Chinese central government on Monday called on the Dalai Lama to "do something beneficial " for the Tibetan people before he passes away.

    Zhu Weiqun, executive vice minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remark at a press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council, or Cabinet. Full story


China holds press conference on talks with Dalai Lama 

    BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council Information Office is holding a press conference here Monday to brief media on the recent talks between China and representatives of the Dalai Lama.

    Zhu Weiqun, executive deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, is expected to talk about the visit and will answer reporter questions. The press conference started at 10:00 a.m. local time. Full story

Dalai Lama urged to truly not support "Tibet independence" 

    BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- In a statement issued Thursday, a senior Chinese official urged the Dalai Lama to not support, plot or incite violent criminal activities or propositions aimed at "Tibet Independence."

    Du Qinglin, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks while meeting with the Dalai Lama's private representatives, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, during the past few days in Beijing. Full story

Editor: Yao
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