“Chinese troops have staged a day of counter-terrorism’ exercises in Tibet to practise fighting ‘terrorists’ aligned with the Dalai Lama, the Chinese-controlled Tibet Daily reports. The military exercises, dubbed ‘Himalaya 03’, included drills in suppressing riots, seizing kidnappers, freeing hostages and handling explosions and bio-chemical attacks.
“The Dalai Lama, on the one hand, has given enormous publicity to contacts and discussions with us, while, on the other hand, strengthening infiltration and violent terrorist activities,” the newspaper quoted Tibet’s Communist Party boss, Guo Jinlong, as saying. “In Tibet, stability prevails over all else. Stability is the precondition for development.” Guo said. “The exercises were designed “to show the firm determination of the Tibet Autonomous Region’s
Party committee, government and all ethnic people in fighting terrorism and their ability to fight terrorism”, an official at Tibet’s foreign affairs office said.
Senior officials from the TAR government and Communist Party, and the deputy head of the Ministry of Public Security’s anti-terrorism bureau, watched the exercises in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the report said.”
Tibet Information Network, Newsletter, 14 November 2003.
Shocking news, darling, shocking!
katatonik (Nov 24, 08:36) #