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Tibet still not fully stable: CPC

August 5, 2008

Xinhua (People's Republic of China)
August 1, 2008

Lhasa, Aug 1 (Xinhua) -- Tibet's Communist Party of China (CPC) said
Friday the region, disturbed by the March 14 pro-independence unrest,
is still not fully stable and asked the troops to be ready for an emergency.

'Although Tibet returned to normal in terms of social order, it's
still a tough task to maintain peace in the region,' Zhang Qingli,
secretary of Tibet's CPC said addressing a gathering in celebration
of the 81st anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

'Troops in Tibet should always be prepared for possible emergencies,
to safeguard national security and the region's peaceful development,' he said.

Troops should also play an active role in local economic development,
he said, and he urged the party committee and government to further
support local troops' modernization work.

Widespread unrest and violence broke out in Tibet's capital Lhasa
March 14 in the wake of demand for independence by Tibetans.

According to official figures, 18 people were killed in the violence.
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