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Zhu Weiqun: Dalai clique, a political clique violating PRC's Constitution

February 11, 2010

China Daily (People's Republic of China)
February 11, 2010

On Feb 2, the State Council Information Office held a press
conference, in which Mr. Zhu Weiqun, Executive Vice-Minister of the
United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee and some
other officials were invited to introduce the latest talks between
the Central Government officials and the private representatives of
the 14th Dalai Lama.

Zhu Weiqun said, in the last talk, Lodi Gyari presented us a
"Memorandum for All Tibetans to Enjoy Genuine Autonomy". Ambigious
words were intentionally used in this memorandum in an attempt to
explain "Greater Tibet" and "high degree of autonomy". Actually, the
essence of these words was "half independence" or "convert
independence". Therefore, we solemnly refuted them. And this time,
they presented us "Explanation to the Memorandum", declaring that
they would not revise a single word in the "Memorandum for All
Tibetans to Enjoy Genuine Autonomy", nor make any concession. In the
"Explanation to the Memorandum", they reaffirmed that the "Tibet
government-in-exile represents the interests of the Tibetans " and
"as the legal representative of Tibetans, the 14th Dalai Lama enjoys
the status which allows no doubt at any time." They declared that
they would discuss with us about the "Tibet issue" and "the welfare
of the 6 million Tibetans". We solemnly pointed out that the former
local government of Tibet launched an armed rebellion on March 10,
1959. On the 28th, Premier Zhou Enlai issued the State Council decree
ordering that the local government of Tibet be disorganized and its
role be replaced by the Preparatory Committee for the Establishment
of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The so-called "Tibet
government-in-exile", composed of those who defected to India and
gathered there, absolutely violates China's laws. On December 17,
1964, the State Council held its plenary session which adopted the
"Decision on Dismissing the Dalai Lama from His Post". The Decision
points out: "The Dalai Lama launched a treasonable armed rebellion in
1959, and then he organized an illegal government-in-exile and
promulgated an illegal constitution. All of these have proved the
fact that he already alienated himself from the motherland and the
people." If the illegal government is not dissolved and the illegal
constitution is not abolished, the clique will remain opposite to
China's Central Government and the government of the Tibet Autonomous
Region, and it is a political clique which violates the PRC
Constitution and splits the motherland.

Source: China Tibet Information Center
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