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Premier Wen says China's policy on Tibet right

Updated: 2009-03-13 11:40

BEIJING -- Stability and development of Tibet has demonstrated the Chinese central government has carried out the right policies in the region, Premier Wen Jiabao said here Friday.

"The situation in Tibet on the whole is stable. The Tibetan people hope to live and work in peace and stability," Wen told a press conference on Friday morning, after the conclusion of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC).

"Both China's Constitution and the Law on Ethnic Regional Autonomy safeguard the freedom and rights of people in Tibet, particularly in religious belief," the premier said.

He added that the central government has increased fiscal input to Tibet to accelerate the region's economic development and to improve the well-being of farmers and herders.

"The Tibet Autonomous Region would continue follow the opening-up policy for the sake of its own development," Wen said.

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