Xi Jinping urges Tibetan Buddhists in Qinghai to foster harmony and aid Chinese modernization

President Xi Jinping encouraged the Tibetan Buddhist community in Qinghai to uphold patriotism, foster ethnic and social harmony, and support China’s modernization efforts during his recent inspection tour of the province.

During a recent inspection tour of Qinghai province, President Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of the Tibetan Buddhist community in upholding the traditions of patriotism and contributing to social, religious, and ethnic harmony. He encouraged the community to play a proactive role in advancing China’s modernization efforts.

Xi’s visit to Qinghai, a region with a significant Tibetan population and a rich cultural heritage, underscores the government’s focus on integrating ethnic and religious minorities into the broader narrative of national development.

In his remarks, President Xi stressed the importance of maintaining the “fine traditions of patriotism” within the Tibetan Buddhist circle. He encouraged religious leaders to guide their communities in aligning with the broader goals of the nation, emphasizing that patriotism should be a core value that underpins all religious activities. Xi pointed out that the Buddhist principles of compassion and harmony are in harmony with the values of national unity and progress, urging the community to embody these principles in their daily lives and interactions.

Xi also spoke about the role of Tibetan Buddhism in promoting social and ethnic harmony. He noted that religious communities have a unique ability to bridge divides and foster a sense of solidarity among people from different backgrounds. By promoting understanding and tolerance, the Tibetan Buddhist community in Qinghai can help to build a more cohesive and harmonious society. Xi called on the community to actively engage in initiatives that enhance social cohesion and address the needs and concerns of all ethnic groups.

Moreover, President Xi highlighted the importance of religious communities in contributing to the country’s modernization goals. He urged the Tibetan Buddhist circle to support efforts in education, healthcare, and sustainable development, aligning their practices with the national agenda of modernizing China. Xi emphasized that religious groups should not only focus on spiritual development but also actively participate in the economic and social development of the country. This includes supporting local development projects and encouraging innovation and environmental stewardship.

Xi’s visit to Qinghai and his address to the Tibetan Buddhist community reflect the Chinese government’s broader strategy to integrate ethnic and religious minorities into the national framework of development and modernization.