LANZHOU, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng has called for lasting prosperity and stability of the Tibetan region in China by accelerating the improvement of locals' livelihoods and fighting against the 14th Dalai Lama clique.
The Dalai Lama has long been engaged in secessionist activities, which runs against both the common interests of people of various ethnic groups and the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, said Yu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
The Dalai Lama's "middle way," aimed at achieving so-called "high-degree autonomy" in "Greater Tibet," is completely opposite to China's Constitution and the country's system of regional ethnic autonomy, Yu said.
He urged for an absolute fight against the Dalai clique in order to realize national unification and the Tibetan region's development and stability.
Tibetan Buddhists should politically draw a clear line with the Dalai Lama and firmly oppose any secessionist act that sabotages the CPC's rule and the socialist system, Yu said.
The policies of the CPC Central Committee toward the Dalai Lama are "consistent and clear," he said.
"Only when the Dalai Lama publicly announces that Tibet is an inalienable part of China since ancient time, gives up the stance of 'Tibet independence' and stops his secessionist activities, can his relations with the CPC Central Committee possibly be improved," Yu said.
In Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southern Gansu Province, Yu visited herders, saying that development is the priority of the region, which includes Tibet Autonomous Region and parts of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan provinces in western China, so as to improve the living conditions of farmers and herders.
"Only when people's lives have been improved can they be better united with the CPC and become a reliable basis for maintaining stability," said Yu.