Tibetan separatist efforts will fail, says Chinese official
Beijing, Mar.28 (ANI): A senior Chinese official has said that continuous attempts by Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the so-called Tibetan government-in-exile to restore Tibet's feudal serfdom and split the autonomous region from China will never succeed.
"Those people who represent the old Tibet, with the Dalai Lama as their leader, and the so-called Tibetan government-in-exile, have been encouraging all kinds of extreme, violent behaviors to disrupt the peaceful life of the Tibetan people," the China Daily quoted Padma Choling, the chairman of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, as saying.
"Their attempts, with the aim to separate Tibet from China, are not supported by the people and will end in vain," Choling added.
He made the remarks during a televised speech broadcast across the region on Tuesday night to mark the 53rd Serf Liberation Day, which falls on March 28 every year.
On March 28, 1959, the central government carried out the long-delayed emancipation of millions of serfs and slaves in Tibet after the failed rebellion by the Dalai Lama and his followers.
Tibet used to be a society of feudal serfdom under theocratic rule. Under such a regime, people were divided into three major strata, with about 90 percent of the population slaves or serfs.
Padma Choling said no matter what kind of tricks the Dalai Lama clique plays to separate the region from China and restore the regime of combined politics with religious power, they will fail.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei also said on Tuesday at a routine briefing that the Dalai Lama clique has been sparing no efforts to incite Tibetan independence activities by creating various kinds of trouble. (ANI)
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