|Yu Zhengsheng (L front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meets with representatives of officials of the "Pairing-up" support program for Tibet before a teleconference marking the 20th anniversary of the program in Beijing, China, Aug. 25, 2014. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng vowed to provide more assistance to Tibet Autonomous Region and the neighboring Tibetan-inhabited areas on Monday.
Yu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks during a video conference.
He made the remarks while honoring the 20th anniversary of a project designed to provide assistance to the Tibetan Autonomous Region by pairing the region's cities with flourishing coastal cities and state-owned enterprises.
Yu said the project was an important strategic policy. He said during the last two decades it had helped exchanges among different ethnic groups while increasing development, national integrity and social stability in Tibet.
Yu urged the country to continue to support the region's economy, education, employment, science, technology and cadres, to help the region achieve significant development and prolonged stability.
Yu said the project was also applicable for the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Qinghai where Tibetans inhabit.