BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The true aim of the 14th Dalai Lama and his clique in exile is to rock the systemic foundations that have ensured the development and progress of Tibet, says a white paper issued on Tuesday.
The Dalai Lama and his clique are conducting separatist activities for a long time to sabotage Tibet's development and stability, and it aims to "overthrow the socialist system and the system of regional ethnic autonomy that is practiced in Tibet," says the white paper "Development and Progress of Tibet" issued by the Information Office of the State Council.
After the failure of their armed rebellion in 1959, they fled abroad and began to harass China's borders for years. In recent years, they have put forward the so-called concepts of "Greater Tibet" and "a high degree of autonomy," which in fact go against China's actual conditions, and violate the Constitution and relevant laws, it says.
"The development and changes in Tibet are obvious to everyone. Any fair-minded person would be filled with amazement, and anyone who cares about Tibet will be pleased to see all this," it added.
However, a handful of people just turn a blind eye to the facts, and attack and deny Tibet's development path and modernization drive that people of all ethnic groups strive for, says the white paper.
"There are some others in the world who intentionally distort the past and present of Tibet due to their ideological bias or out of consideration for their self interests. They created a 'Shangri-La' myth, wishing to keep Tibet in a backward primitive state forever," it says.
The development and progress of Tibet over the past 60 years has proved that the people in Tibet and the people of the rest of the world have equal right to enjoy the achievements of modern civilization, to improve the quality of life, and to choose their own way of life, the white paper says.