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Chinese vice president urges Tibetans to follow Party line

2011-07-22 01:22:20 GMT2011-07-22 09:22:20(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R, Front) meets with party cadres during a visit to the village of Bagyi in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 21, 2011. Xi Jinping is in Tibet to attend celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the region's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

NYINGCHI, Tibet, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Vice President Xi Jinping Thursday urged Tibetans to unswervingly follow the Communist Party of China (CPC) to build a brighter future.

Xi made the remarks as he visited the village of Bagyi in Nyingchi Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region, one leg of his tour in the plateau region for celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of its peaceful liberation.

Addressing the villagers, Xi said it was the socialist system, the correct leadership of the CPC, and the implementation of various preferential policies that led Tibetan people to their good life today.

"People of all ethnicities in Tibet need to understand that stability leads to prosperity and separatist activities lead to disasters," he said.

Xi visited Nyingchi 13 years ago when he was a senior official of southeastern Fujian Province.

On Thursday, Xi visited homes of rural families of Nyingchi and was pleased to learn that many villagers had become rich.

He asked the local officials to continue their efforts in advancing the area's development and maintaining the long-term social stability.

He also called for more efforts to promote the tourism industry and protect the environment in the area.

Xi also extended his greetings to the officers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the People's Armed Police Force and the police forces in Nyingchi, appreciating their contributions to the social progress, ethnic unity and the improvement of local people's lives in the area.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) tastes a piece of cheese at a Tibetan household during a visit to the village of Bagyi in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 21, 2011. Xi Jinping is in Tibet to attend celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the region's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) chats with locals at a Tibetan household during a visit to the village of Bagyi in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 21, 2011. Xi Jinping is in Tibet to attend celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the region's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R, Front) is greeted by a man of Tibetan ethnic group during a visit to the village of Bagyi in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 21, 2011. Xi Jinping is in Tibet to attend celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the region's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) presents to the local government a plaque bearing an inscription by Chinese President Hu Jintao, which says "Congratulations on the 60th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet" during a visit to Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 21, 2011. Xi Jinping is in Tibet to attend celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the region's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C, Front) receives a traditional white scarf known as "hada" during a visit to the village of Bagyi in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 21, 2011. Xi Jinping is in Tibet to attend celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the region's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

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