Tibet govt enhances recruitment

By Liu Xin Source:Global Times Published: 2015-9-2 0:33:01

Anti-separatism commitment priority of cadre selection

Authorities from the Tibet Autonomous Region said they will be more selective in recruiting people, stressing that candidates who participate in separatism will be dropped, in its latest move against separatism.

A newspaper affiliated with the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Security reported on Monday that political standards come first in selecting cadres in Tibet, and people who violate six rules will be disqualified.

The six rules are avoid making speeches against the spirit of or overly agree to but covertly oppose the decisions made by the Central Committee of the CPC; avoid provoking ethnic dissensions or undermine ethnic unity; avoid participating in or supporting ethnic separatist activities; and avoid going aboard to enshrine the Dalai Lama and sending relatives and children to schools linked to the Dalai Lama, according to the report.

Wang Chunhuan, deputy director of the Theoretical Marxism Institute of the Tibet Autonomous Region Academy of Social Sciences (TARASS), said these criteria have been applied to the previous recruitment process. But authorities have rarely publicized them.

"The notice shows that authorities in Tibet have reinforced their attitude against  separatism, and have made this known publicly," Wang told the Global Times.

The rules aim to ensure that officials at all levels will truly be in the hands of people loyal to the CPC, the country and the people, read the report.

"Authorities have attached more importance to maintaining ethnic unity in Tibet since 1965, and cadres in Tibet play an important role in implementing the central government's  ethnic policy," Guo Kefan, deputy director of the Contemporary Tibetan Research Institute at TARASS,  told the Global Times.

According to the report, 80,000 cadres have been sent to villages and 7,000 to temples. Eight thousand policemen have also been assigned to different districts in Tibet for four years, and those who contribute to the fight against separatism will be promoted.

"Ethnic separatists have recently expanded their influence to the grassroots level. Enhancing the cadres' awareness in fighting separatism would make them more effective," said Wang.

Wang said that other policies include choosing ethnic Tibetan cadres who support ethnic unity and oppose the Dalai Lama and his supporters to ensure lasting peaceful governance in the region.

The top positions in four of the seven districts in Tibet are held by ethnic Tibetans. A total of 694 villages have assigned one ethnic Han and one ethnic Tibetan as principal Party and government leaders.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the region's establishment.

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