Ti­bet re­news anti-sep­a­ratism pledge dur­ing cel­e­bra­tions

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South­west China’s Ti­betan Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion on Mon­day marked Serfs’ Eman­ci­pa­tion Day with fla­grais­ing cer­e­monies and of­fi­cial vows to fight sep­a­ratism. Losang Jam­can, chair of Ti­bet re­gional gov­ern­ment, said in a speech that se­ces­sion­ist ac­tiv­i­ties were doomed to fail. “The clique of the 14th Dalai Lama has never ceased its at­tempts to split China. Such ac­tiv­i­ties run counter to the con­sti­tu­tion, state sys­tem and the in­ter­ests of all peo­ple in Ti­bet, and are doomed to fail,”he said. The clique can not deny the great achieve­ments Ti­bet has made un­der the lead­er­ship of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC), Losang Jam­can said, or dampen the res­o­lu­tion of all Chi­nese, in­clud­ing Ti­betans, to safe­guard na­tional unity. Ti­bet can only con­tinue to ad­vance and pros­per by fol­low­ing the CPC lead­er­ship and the path of so­cial­ism, he said. In 2009, March 28 was des­ig­nated as the day to mark the free­ing of 1 mil­lion peo­ple, or 90 per cent of the re­gion’s pop­u­la­tion at that time, from the feu­dal serf sys­tem in 1959. Ti­bet’s GDP sur­passed US$15bil­lion (F$31.51bn) in 2015 af­ter 23 years of dou­bledigit growth.

Per capita dis­pos­able in­come for its ru­ral res­i­dents in­creased to 8244 yuan (F$2661.93) last year, dou­ble that of 2010. The re­gion has also led the coun­try in of­fer­ing 15-year free ed­u­ca­tion and free health check-ups for ru­ral and ur­ban res­i­dents.

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