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UPDATED: July 7, 2008  
Government Official Urges Dalai Lama to Respond With Sincerity After Recent Contact
The door for dialogue is always open and contacts will make positive moves as long as the Dalai Lama suits his actions with his words and truly practices the four 'not-to-supports'

It's the time for the Dalai Lama to respond with sincerity and prove it by deeds after the Chinese central government had communicated goodwill to him during the meeting with his private representatives, a spokesman of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee said on Sunday.

During the meeting with Dalai Lama's representatives, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, Du Qinglin, head of the department told them the Dalai Lama should openly and explicitly promise and prove it in his actions not to support activities to disturb the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, not to support plots to fan violent criminal activities, not to support and concretely curb the violent terrorist activities of the "Tibetan Youth Congress" and not to support any argument and activity to seek "Tibet independence" and split the region from the country.

Previously, the central government had asked the Dalai Lama to stop activities aimed at splitting China, stop plotting and inciting violence and stop disrupting and sabotaging the Beijing Olympic Games.

The spokesman said that the four "not-to-supports" are detailed measures of the three "stops". They are more practical and more convenient for the Dalai Lama to follow.

"If the Dalai Lama fails to meet such simple and rational requirements, it will be impossible to have necessary atmosphere and condition for next round of contact," he said.

"The door for dialogue is always open and contacts will make positive moves as long as the Dalai Lama suits his actions with his words and truly practices the four 'not-to-supports'," he said.

As required by the two representatives, the central government agreed in principle that the next round of contact may be held before the end of this year, he said.

He stressed that the contacts and dialogues were about Dalai Lama's personal future, not so-called "China-Tibet negotiation" or "dialogue between Han and Tibetan people".

During their stay in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday, the two representatives met with central government officials, including Du Qinglin and two deputy heads of the department, Zhu Weiqun and Sitar, toured the Olympic stadiums, and talked with some Tibetologists.

(Xinhua News Agency July 7, 2008)

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