Lhasa (Tibet), Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Chinese President stressed the need for Tibet’s local forces to train troops, prepare for war, and work for Tibet’s long-term stability, prosperity and development. Highly placed Chinese military officials are reaching Lhasa with them.

The Global Times reported that Jinping met senior officials of the Chinese military’s Tibet Command and vowed to fully strengthen the troops’ training work and combat preparedness.

The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is visiting Tibet for the first time during his 10-year rule, is taking place in eastern Ladakh amid widespread military tensions between India and China.

China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency said President Xi Jinping had visited the Tibet Autonomous Region for the first time in the history of the party and the country to mark the 70th anniversary of Tibet’s peaceful operations.

He praised the peaceful conduct of Tibet and met officials and members of various ethnic groups to express his goodwill to the central committee of his political party, Xinhua news agency reported.