Beijing, Nov.8 : China has said that it will never tolerate any attempts at "Tibet independence".
"Tibet independence is out of the question," The China Daily quoted Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the CPC Central Committee, as saying after meeting with two representatives of the Dalai Lama recently.
"Semi-independence or independence in any disguised form will not be tolerated either," Du reportedly told the two envoys, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, Xinhua said on Thursday.
The meeting, held in Beijing, was the third between the central government and the Dalai Lama's representatives after the March 14 Lhasa riots.
Du said regional autonomy for ethnic minorities is part of the central government's fundamental policy, but it will never tolerate any attempt to damage ethnic unity.