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Xi Jinping’s Speech at China’s Celebration of Tibet’s Peaceful Liberation

Xi Jinping, China’s Vice President, the expected incoming paramount leader of the Chinese Communist Party, led a central government delegation to Lhasa to attend the celebration of “the 60th anniversary of China’s peaceful liberation of Tibet.” In his speech at the celebration, Xi called for the promotion of advanced socialist culture and a patriotism-based national spirit, as well as sticking to, consolidating, and expanding the patriotic united front and “carrying the struggle against the Dalai group’s separatist activities to a deeper level.” Xi praised all those who are stationed in Tibet – the PLA, the armed police, and law enforcement – as “loyal guards and strong pillars who defend the country, safeguard Tibet’s socialist development, and maintain Tibet’s social stability.”

Source: Xinhua, July 19, 2011