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Advisor: No extra security forces in Tibet on March 10

Updated: 2009-03-10 11:22

BEIJING  -- No extra security forces were added in Tibet on Tuesday, said a senior political advisor in Beijing.

"As far as I know, everything is normal and fine in Tibet today and there won't be an increase of security forces," said Chubakang Tubdain Kaizhub, chairman of the Tibet Branch of the Buddhist Association of China (TBBAC), on the sidelines of the annual session of the country's top political advisory body.

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There is no such a need because "Tibetan people are enjoying a stable and peaceful life and a small group of reactionaries and secessionists have already lost their social foundation and been isolated," said the Living Buddha, who is a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.

"The Tibetan people firmly stand for the leadership of the Communist Party and the socialist system," he said.

On March 10, 1959, the upper ruling class in Tibet, who represented the interests of nobles and high-ranking monks, staged an armed rebellion against the central government with assistance from some western powers.

The People's Liberation Army swiftly quelled the rebellion and later introduced a democratic reform to overthrew the feudal serfdom and abolished its hierarchic social system characterized by theocracy.

An editorial of the People's Daily has called on China's top political advisory body to made due contributions to help the country weather through difficulties.