Xinhua recently reported that Yu Zhengsheng, the Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party, emphasized the importance of continuing and deepening the fight against the Dalai Lama. He made the comment during a trip to the Tibetan area of Gansu Province. Yu also called for more investments in the Tibetan regions to lift the people’s living standards. He suggested that the Tibetan people will provide better support for the Communist Party only when their living conditions are improved. Yu also visited some Buddhist temples and asked the locals to “love the country.” In a speech given to the local government officials, Yu pointed out that the “self-governance” idea that the Dalai Lama came up with is a complete violation of the Chinese Constitution and is an obvious attempt to divide the country.
Source: Xinhua, July 9, 2013