China’s Economic Aid to Tibet

Forest Department of TAR

Tibet has received 12 billion Yuan aid for the preservation and development of its forest resources over the past two decades from the State Forestry Administration

September 1, 2014

As per news from the Forestry Department of TAR, the State Forestry Administration and the Forestry Departments of every supportive province (at the district and city levels) have increased their support to the forest industry of Tibet in many ways. In the past two decades, the State Forestry Administration has provided 12 billion Yuan for various forest and ecology preservation and development plans of Tibet.

Nyingchi Prefecture

For 20 years, Fujian province has collected a capital of 1.8 billion Yuan for giving aid to Nyingchi Prefecture of Tibet

September 5, 2014

For the past two decades Fujian has been giving aid to the Nyingchi Prefecture. All troops responsible for helping Tibet actually hail from the Nyingchi Prefecture. They use methods in line with local situations and circumstance that have held them in different projects of giving aid to Tibet. Many measures have been implemented to promote the economic development of society, such as improving the living conditions of the peasants and their production, promoting unity among the ethnic groups etc. Nearly thousand such projects are being carried out. This has effectively promoted the Development of the economic society of the Nyingchi prefecture.

Policies

Joint Household System

Implementation of ‘Joint Household System’ developing business sense among peasants and herdsmen of Gangdui village

September 19, 2014

Since 2013, numerous cities and villages of TAR have been implementing the service and management model of the ‘Joint Household systems’ of “Peace in the joint households, increase in income of joint households’. Significant results have been achieved through this system. Significant improvement is seen in the business sense of the peasants and herdsmen of Gangdui village of Lhokha prefecture of Tibet. The joint households reap the harvests and happily enjoy the benefits together.

Chinese Leaders Visit to Tibet

Ngari Prefecture

Vice Chairman Jiang Jie investigated the “3 Rural” work

September 7, 2014

Vice-Chairman of TAR Jiang Jie and his entourage (commissioner of the regional administrative office, representatives from the regional departments concerned with peasants, herdsmen and water conservancies and the important county level government leaders) visited the interiors of Burang, Zanda and Gar counties of the Ngari prefecture from 29 August to 2 September, to carry out investigations of the “3 Rural” work.

They investigated the construction of a Stage II power station at Burang, investigated the demonstration and popularisation of cultivation of superior breed of highland barley in Kejia village, inspected the construction of a demonstration base for modern agricultural techniques in Burang, inspected the income of the construction team consisting of peasants and herdsmen in the Rabgyaling village of Zanda County, investigated the relocation of peasants and herdsmen of the Lugba village, oversaw the grass cultivation and dairy farming in Gunsa township of Gar county and the condition of agriculture in Gar county.

Jiang Jie and his entourage heard the “3 Rural” work report of Ngari prefecture and gave their full approval to the work that had been done. They also put forth their demands for the next phase of “3 Rural” work that is to be done which include implementation of the policies beneficial to the peasant folks, conservation of natural grasslands and protection of environment, taking the help of science and technology for increasing production, using the funds available in the best possible manner, alleviating poverty, developing a cooperative organisation of the farmers and herdsmen,

ensuring that the pasturelands are registered and taking measures to maintain stability.

Nyingchi Prefecture

Chen Quanguo carries out investigation in Nyingchi

September 14, 2014

Chen Quanguo visited the grassroot level cadres of Nyingchi Prefecture and investigated the work of stability in the region. He visited the Tangdi village to get a detailed understanding of the productive life of the masses, progress of building of the party at the grassroot level and the condition of the cadres stationed at the village. He gave approval to develop “5 Star and 10 Star farmer party members” and was pleased by the well maintained daily records of the village party branch and the village committee meetings. He asked the working group to understand the difficulties faced by the masses and learn from the masses; warned the comrades of the village party branch to be strictly up to the mark, guarantee quality, actively develop a strong team of party members who had a firm political stand and see to it that the villagers who were capable of getting richer, become members of the Party. “Improve education and training, improve the quality and strengthen the base of the Party in Tibet” said Chen.

He visited the Civilian Police Station and Shuang Yonglu community of Bayi Township respectively. At the police station, he greeted the Civilian and the Armed Police on duty, inspected their defense equipments and was satified that the number of criminal cases and public security related cases within the administrative unit of that particular police station had dropped by a large number.

He encouraged them be alert at all times; improve training, quality of work and ability of serving the masses; attack illegal activities and maintain stability. At Shuang Yonglu community he inspected the work of “Joint households” and was satisfied. He said that the unfolding of the “Joint household” work brought out the opinions and demands of the households,

the desires of the masses were fulfilled and role of the masses was given full attention to. He demanded that management and service should be closely linked and every area should be well administered and well served.

Chen Quanguo, Padma Choling, host a farewell for Comrade Raidi

September 28,

Raidi (Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th NPC) left Tibet for Beijing on September 27. On September 25, Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, Padma Choling (Vice-Secretary of TAR Party Committee, Chairman of TAR People’s Congress), Liang Tiangeng (Standing Committee Member of the TAR Party Committee, Head of the TAR Organisational Department), Wang Ruilin (Standing Committee Member of the TAR Party Committee), hosted a farewell partry for comrade Raidi. Karma Dorje, Li Suzhi, Zhang Peizhong, Liu Xu, Song Baoshan, Fu Peng, etc. were all present during the farewell.

In the two months of his visit to Tibet, Raidi has been to Shigatse and Lhasa to investigate the operation of Lhasa-Shigatse Railway as well as the progress of construction of many water conservancy hubs. He also investigated the building of the cities of Shigatse and Lhasa, their economic development, including the guarantee of people’s life etc. He felt that TAR is highly unanimous in thought and action with the Central Party under Xi Jinping and hoped for similar quality of work in future.

He said that TAR Party and Government have made significant progress in its struggle against separatism and the important activities related to religion and festivals have been carried out successfully, their focus is sharp and solid measures have been taken for steady economic development, they have given a

prominent place to improving the livelihood of the people, attached high importance to the work of protection of ecological and the propaganda within and without Tibet has been good and effective. Raidi said in the end that he believes that Tibet will achieve greater heights in every work of development and stability under the leadership of the Central Party with Xi Jinping as its General Secretary.

Meetings in Tibet

TAR Government holds the 4th “specific study meet” of 2014

September 4, 2014

The 4th video conference meeting of 2014 was held by the TAR People’s Government for studying was held on 2 September. Liu Shijin (Vice-Chairman of the State Council Development and Research Center, Researcher) gave a speech on the topic of “The long term developmental trend of China’s economy and strategy for reform” in which he talked about the five aspects of achievements and experiences of economic development since reform and opening up, growth of Chinese economy and its preconditions, change in the momentum of growth and economic structure in the years to come, taking economic development to a new phase for further reform and the two strategic problems in the long term development of the Chinese economy. Lobsang Gyaltsen, who presided over this meeting said that they should aim at the ‘Three goals’, stick to the ‘6 things on which we need to get a grip of’, strengthen the ‘6 measures’, stick to the ‘3 baselines’, give momentum to reform and vigor to opening up. The speed of development and the quality of development are equally important. He emphasised the need to improve basic infrastructure, build superior industries, promote sustainable and environment friendly development, give priority to exploiting of superior resources and superior regions, promote the ‘3 big economic regions’ of central Tibet, western

Tibet and eastern Tibet, deal with the management of religious affairs as per law, improve public services and ensure the improvement of the lives of the people.”

Teacher’s working meeting of Tibet was held at Lhasa on the occasion of the 30th teacher’s day

September 10, 2014

TAR held a teacher’s meet at Lhasa on 7 Sep 2014, just before the 30th teacher’s day. Deng Xiaogang presided over the meeting. Lobsang Gyaltsen, Ding Yexian, Zhou Chunlai, Gao Yang, A Wang, etc also attended the meeting. Lobsang Gyaltsen delvered a speech.

Chen Quanguo emphasised that the spirit of the series of important talks by Xi Jinping must be sincerely implemented, high importance should be attached to the work of education. He thanked the teachers for nurturing sucessive batches of excellent people for the new socialist Tibet, for struggling firmly against separatism and the 14th Dalai Lama and group.

Lobsang Gyaltsen emphasised on building a high quality troop of teachers who take a firm political stand, have high teaching ethics, are sincere in their job, are enough in number and are full of vigour for promoting the ‘leap-frog development’ and long term peace and stability of Tibet and realising China Dream. He hoped that the teachers will understand the deeper connotation of being “a teacher of the people” and make a greater contribution for developing a modern education system with Chinese speciality and Tibetan characteristics.

During the meeting, representatives of advanced grass level party organisations, excellent representative from teachers, excellent representatives from people involved in the work of education, representative of principles from school and colleges interacted and gave speeches.

Wu Yingjie meets Liu Chenggong and his entourage – University of Fundan

September 17, 2014

Wu Yingjie (Deputy Secretary of Tibet’s Regional Committee of the Communist Party of China) met Liu Chenggong (Deputy Vice Chancellor of Fudan University) at Lhasa on the afternoon of September 14.

Liu Chenggong and his entourage travelled to Tibet for investigation.

Wu Yingjie thanked Fudan University for its long term support and concern for education and medical treatment in Tibet and said that they have closely adhered to ‘One core, two major tasks and four guarantees’ and that the double digit growth in the average income of the peasants and herdsmen in the recent years, the great improvement in the living conditions of the peasants and the herdsmen in Tibet, deserve special mention. “With a firm grasp on the work of “Six constructions”, “Six ones”, “Nine must haves”, Tibet has worked hard to strengthen the management of monasteries, promote smooth Buddhist activities and religious and social harmony.” He said many civilian police stations have been built and the policies of the Central Party for enriching and bringing benefits to the people of Tibet have been implemented. The children of the peasants and the herdsmen in Tibet enjoy a ‘package of three’ in education and free medical facilities are available in the areas inhabited by peasants and herdsmen, these have made the masses better understand where their benefit lie and from where their benefit come from.

Liu Chenggong thanked Wu Yingjie for meeting him and said that he had seen the results of socio-economic development of Tibet with his own eyes and now had better understanding of the importance and urgency of human resource development in Tibet. He said, “Fudan University will sincerely implement the spirit of the video conference held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of giving aid to Tibet. Fudan University will increase cooperation and exchanges with the universities and colleges

in Tibet in the fields of human resource development, scientific research, etc. and will provide intellectual support and skilled labour for the socio-economic development of Tibet.”

Ding Yexian meets political party members of northern Nepal who visited Tibet for inspection

September 19, 2014

Ding Yexian met Rajendra Prasad Pandey, a member of the CPN-UNL (Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist) who led a team of political party members of northern Nepal to Lhasa for inspections. Ding Yexian said that Nepal has always resolutely supported China on the Tibet issue. She has taken great efforts for maintaining a friendly and neighbourly relation with China and peace on the Sino- Nepal border. China is truly grateful for this.” I hope that with the 60 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries next year, we would continue to develop our comprehensive cooperation with Nepal, increase interaction with the Nepalese government, the political parties of Nepal and important people from every sphere; improve contact and communication between our National People’s Congress and CPPCC with Nepal’s all-party conference on constitution drafting; constantly promote exchange and cooperation in the fields of trade, culture, tourism etc and take the traditional friendship between the two countries to a new level. I also hope that the investigation team gets a glimpse of the real developing Tibet with this trip”. Rajiv Prasad Pandey said that the Nepalese government, the people of Nepal and the three major political parties of Nepal will support China’s stand as always, and will not let anti-China forces carry out anti- China activities in the land of Nepal at any cost. He hoped that China will support the construction and development of Nepal all along, and give more aid to Nepal and take the neighbourliness, friendship and

cooperation between the two countries to a new height. Leaders of TAR Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau, Development and Reform Commission, Ethnic and Religious Affairs Commission were present during the meeting.

Wu Yingjie presides over the ‘leading group meeting’ for the election of the two village level committees

September 19, 2014

Wu Yingjie presided over the second leading group meeting for the election of the two village level committees (Villagers Committee and Village Party Committee). He passed on the spirit of the comments of Chen Quanguo on the reports that were submitted to him, summed up the previous phase of election of the village committees and talked about the work to be done in the next phase. Permanent body of the TAR Party Committee, the Vice Ministers of the leading group for the election of the village committees, Qi Zhala, Liang Qizhao, Wang Yongjun were present in the meeting.

The election of the Village Committees this time is a practical way of promoting the activity of mass line education of the party. From promoting the system of social governance to developing the ability of governance, consolidating the stability of the border and protecting the nation, promoting the strategies for “leap-frog development” and that of long term peace and stability, the importance and urgency of building strong grass root level organisations of every department at every level must be constantly strengthened for better governance by the party.

Collective Study Meet organised by Theory Study Group of TAR

September 24, 2014

On Sep 22, The Theory Study Group of TAR Party Committee held a collective study meet at the People’s Great Hall of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Chen Quanguo presided over the meeting. He said that the spirit of the series of important speeches of Xi Jinping must be fully implemented; “China Dream” should be used to unify thoughts, converge strengths, direct practices and promote work.” Compose a beautiful ‘Tibet’ chapter on the Journey to the realisation of the China Dream”.

Padma Choling meets Chen Cungen and his entourage

September 28, 2014

Padma Choling (Vice Secretary of TAR Party Committee, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the TAR People’s Congress) met Chen Cungen (Vice Secretary of State Organs Work Committee of CPC) and his entourage who had come for carrying out investigations in Tibet at Lhasa on 27th September.

Padma Choling hoped that the State Organ Works Committee and the Tibet organ Work Committee could coordinate and work together to raise the standard of the party organs of Tibet and strive to achieve the goal of a well off society by 2020. Chen Cungen gave his approval to the work of Tibet Organ Work Committee and briefly spoke about the work they had to do during this visit and said that the State Organ Work Committee would give its support to every work of development and stability in Tibet, continuously increase its magnitude of aid to Tibet and make a greater contribution to the leap frog development and long term peace and stability of Tibet.

Important members from the department concerned from TAR were present during the meeting.

Chen Quanguo presides over the work meet by Research Department of the Standing Committee of the TAR Party Committee for electing the “Two Committees” of the Tibetan villages

September 29, 2014

On Sep 28, the TAR Party Committee held a Standing Committee meeting for hearing the report on the progress of the work of

election of the ‘Two Committees’ at the village level and the next phase of work to be done by the Research Department.

It was emphasised in the meeting that this election is a big event in the political lives of the masses and that every department at every level must further implement the spirit of the series of talks delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping.They were asked to attach high importance to and get a good hold of the election work of the “Two Committees”.

They were asked to understand the great significance of this work, get a good understanding of the situations particular to every region, strengthen the leadership of the party, carry out the election of the organisation meticulously , ensure the quality of election and stick to the overall plan taking into account all factors.

Tibet commemorates the 30th anniversary of implementation of PRC’s Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law

September 27, 2014

On 26 Sep morning, the Standing Committee of the TAR People’s Congress held a meeting on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of implementation of PRC’s Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law. Karma presided over the meeting and Padma Choling delivered a speech on the importance of fully implementing the Regional Ethnic Autonomy law and the achievements in this field so far. Important members from The Party Committee organisation department, TAR Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee, TAR Development and Reform Commission and the 9 such units delivered speeches about work being done in their own fields and comprehensively summed up the glorious achievements and experiences in the course of implementation of the Regional Ethnic Autonomy law and also talked about the next phase of their action plan.

Deng Xiaogang attended the inauguration ceremony of the Public Security History Exhibition Hall of Tibet

On Sep 30, the inaugural ceremony of Tibet’s Public Security History Exhibition Hall was held at TAR’s Public Security Department. During the ceremony, Deng Xiaogang (Vice-Secretary of the Party Committee, Vice- Chairman of the Standing Committee of TAR, Secretary of TAR Politics and Law Committee) emphasised the promotion and treasuring of glorious traditions and good customs of the past to help in further promoting the work of public security. Chief Justice of the TAR High People’s Court and the Chief Procurator of TAR People’s Procuratorates were both present in the inaugural ceremony.

Deng Xiaogang said history has proved the fact that the Public Security Organisation of Tibet its cadres and policemen have a glorious track record and are the main pillar of strength to protect stability and oppose separatism, they have firm conviction, and help in law enforcement and a make an unit on which the party and the people can rely on. Deng Xiaogang said that the Public Security History Exhibition Hall has summarised the course of 60 years of history of Tibet’s Public Security. It is an important base for spreading education regarding patriotism, revolutionary heritage and the history of the police and cadres by the Public Security Organisation.

After the inaugural ceremony, Deng Xiaogang and his entourage went around the Public Security History Museum Hall and commemorated the heroes of Public Security.

Matters concerning the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama’s interaction with the Central Party goes smoothly

September 15, 2014

It appears as if the 14th Dalai Lama’s way home is no longer as far off. According to sources, Dalai Lama’s interaction with Beijing has been going smoothly in the recent past and Dalai Lama has expressed a strong desire of returning home. Beijing has also maintained a liberal attitude towards this and expressed that as long as they acknowledge that Tibet is a part of China and give up their separatist activities, all the Tibetans can come back to Tibet. Both sides are trying to come to an understanding, looking for a way out, trying to decide a course of journey and so on. Perhaps, in the near future, Dalai Lama will go to some important cities in the mainland and then to Wutai Mountain for pilgrimage, assumingly in the identity of a religious person and stay away from politics. If Dalai Lama goes back home, Beijing side will assign ministers, not below the rank of Politburo committee members to go and meet him.

As per information received, Yu Zhengsheng (Director of the CPPCC’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee) plays a decisive role in these talks about Dalai Lama’s return home and Chairman Xi Jinping, whose father was friend of Dalai Lama, continues to be deeply concerned.