“The fight against the Dalai Lama clique must be continued and deepened," said China’s top political advisor on Thursday, in the latest in a series of messages from Beijing leaders pushing for a domestic stability drive since unrest in the Middle East.
A brief Xinhua dispatch said that the communist party politburo member Jia Qinglin, urged officials to ‘maintain
stability and improve social management’ in Tibet and Tibetan-inhabited areas in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan.
“The fight against the Dalai Lama clique must be continued and deepened while each task in maintaining stability must be circumspectly deployed,” he was quoted saying.
A day ahead of Sunday’s sporadic protests in 13 Chinese cities, dubbed the jasmine protest, President Hu Jintao had asked officials to maintain harmony and warned that China is ‘still in a stage where many conflicts are likely to arise’.
China’s top domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang has called upon officials to nip the potential of social unrest in the bud.