China urges Dalai Lama to stop ’separatist’ activities

April 1st, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, April 1 (Xinhua) China Tuesday urged the Dalai Lama to stop all separatist activities if he wants to contact and consult with the government. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the remarks at a press conference when asked about an appeal by the Dalai Lama March 28 to Chinese nationals around the globe.

She said the Dalai Lama on the one hand repeatedly claimed he wanted to consult with the government. On the other hand, he stirred up social turmoil that disturbed the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games and seriously destroyed the basis for contact and consultation.

Jiang stressed if the Dalai Lama really wanted to contact and consult with the central government and become “a member of the big family” of the homeland, he should immediately stop all violent activities that foment assaults, vandalism, looting and arson, that disturb and sabotage the Beijing Olympic Games, and that attempt to separate Tibet from China.

She noted the “Dalai clique” instigated and plotted the recent violence in the Tibetan regions that severely endangered the lives, property and security of local residents, aroused great indignation of the whole Chinese nation and was widely condemned by the international community.

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