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1february20104A senior official of communist regime of China on Monday released a statement claiming that "the door for contacts and talks remained open to the Dalai Lama, but no concessions would be made on issues concerning national sovereignty."

The Tibetan delegation, led by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, special envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen, held the ninth round of China-Tibet negotiations with Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department (UFWD); Zhu Wei Zhuyin, executive vice minister of UFWD; the vice minister of Staar (Tibetan); and Nyima Tsering (Tibetan), deputy director of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress.

"Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, had met with private envoys of the Dalai Lama in Beijing," the state sponsored Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, quoting a statement released by UFWD.  

Du said the so-called "Greater Tibet" and "high-level autonomy" violated China's Constitution and only if the Dalai lama completely abandoned such claims, could there be a foundation for contacts and talks. During the meeting, Du declared that all matters concerning China's territory and sovereignty were non-negotiable and no concessions would be made regarding those issues.

Du repeated that the Chinese central government's policy towards His Holiness the Dalai Lama is consistent and clear, but he also claimed that "the contacts and talks would have no progress if the Dalai Lama side continued activities against China and refused to show basic respect and sincerity."

"Tibetan people cherish peace and stability. It is no use to cheat them and act against their will. The activities of infiltration and provocation, which are doomed to fail, will only create barriers for the talks and isolate the Dalai Lama and his followers," Du affirmed in the statement.

During the meeting, Du also discussed the supposed achievements made in the Tibet Autonomous Region over the past years under the leadership of the CPC, according to the statement. The Dalai Lama's private envoys, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, expressed their opinions on these matters and said they would report the situation to the Dalai Lama, the statement said.

During the talks, the representatives of United Front Work Department told envoys of the Dalai Lama that the so-called "Tibetan government in exile" is illegal, and does not represent Tibet or the Tibetan people.

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