BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Friday called for greater development in China's ethnic Tibetan regions, as well as more efforts to fight the Dalai Lama clique, in order to ensure the regions' lasting stability.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, said at a conference that Tibet-related issues are of paramount importance for the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the country, adding that stability and development should be stressed in Tibetan regions.
China's Tibetan regions include the Tibet autonomous region and parts of the Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
Ideological education and identity should be strengthened in Tibetan regions, said Jia, who is also a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
The CPC's organizational work and community-level political construction should be enhanced to boost development and stability in Tibetan regions, he said.
Jia stressed that Tibetan regions are at a key stage of development, adding that Tibetans' livelihoods should be improved and the regions' ecological protection should be emphasized.