Join our Mailing List

"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."
<-Back to WTN Archives Tibet an inseparable part of Chinese territory: Hu (Xinhua)
Tibetan Flag

World Tibet Network News

Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Friday, January 30, 2004



6. Tibet an inseparable part of Chinese territory: Hu (Xinhua)


January 29, 2004
(Xinhua is the official news agency of the Chinese government)

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao stressed in Paris Tuesday that Tibet is an inseparable part of Chinese territory and the channel for contact between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama is open as long as the latter abandons his stand on Tibetan independence and stops separatist activities.

It has become an international understanding that Tibet is an inseparable part of China, Hu told a joint press conference after talks with his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac.

The Chinese president said differences between the Chinese government and the Dalai clique are not an ethnic issue, nor are they a religious or human rights issue. The differences are an issue of principle over whether or not one recognizes Tibet as an inseparable part of Chinese territory.

The Chinese government's policy on the Dalai Lama is clear. As long as he abandons his stand on Tibetan independence, stops activities aimed at splitting China and recognizes Tibet as an inseparable part of Chinese territory, the channel for contact between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama is always open, Hu said.

Hu arrived here Monday for a three-day state visit, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

France is the first stop of Hu's four-nation tour, which will also take him to Egypt, Gabon and Algeria.

Source: Xinhua


Articles in this Issue:
  1. China protests US State Department official's visit to Dalai Lama's base(AFP)
  2. Change in personnel in Beijing department dealing with Dalai Lama's Envoys
  3. Successful Tibetan conference on "Shaping the Future of Tibet" (WTN)
  4. Beijing helping Tibetans catch up with the west, says author (SCMP)
  5. Governor of Qinghai, the "backyard" of Tibet Autonomous Region. (TIN)
  6. Tibet an inseparable part of Chinese territory: Hu (Xinhua)



Other articles this month - WTN Index - Mail the WTN-Editors

CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
Developed by plank