BEIJING, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) --The Chinese Central Government and representatives of the Dalai Lama had "sharply divided" views in the latest talks "as usual," a senior government official said Tuesday.
Zhu Weiqun, executive vice minister of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, told a press conference, "We have been accustomed to such a confrontation of viewpoints as views had been divided in previous talks."
But he said the talks "had some upside" as they let both sides know exactly their differences and how wide the differences were.
"It helps the Dalai Lama realize the position he has been in."
The Central Government wanted to "give the Dalai Lama a chance to correct his mistakes" by holding talks with his envoys, Zhu said.
However, he said, the talks were not without result, as the Central Government arranged trips for the envoys to visit central Hunan Province to better understand the country and the regional ethnic autonomy policy.
He said during the previous talks, Lodi Gyari had presented a "Memorandum from All Tibetans to Enjoy Genuine Autonomy," and obscure words were intentionally used in the memorandum in an attempt to explain "Greater Tibet" and "high degree of autonomy."
When the memorandum was rejected by the Central Government, Gyari was not pleased, saying he would not want new talks, Zhu said.
"But this time, Gyari says talks will continue in the future," he said.
Zhu said the Dalai Lama and his followers had several "favorite topics" since 2008. For example, the CPC would "retire;" the Central Government and the Chinese armed forces masterminded the March 14 Lhasa riot, but put the blame on the "Tibet government-in-exile;" southern Tibet and areas south of the McMahon Line belonged to India; and the Dalai Lama declared he was "a son of India."
"Can these act and words of the Dalai Lama improve relations with the Central Government?" Zhu said it was imperative that the Dalai Lama should "match word to deed."
Zhu said the improvement in relations with the Dalai Lama was China's internal affair so "outsiders have no right to voice any opinions."
With his frequent international activities to seek foreign support, the Dalai Lama "already plays a role of a troublemaker, which will make the Chinese people feel antipathy towards him and will create obstacles to contact and talks," Zhu said.
Zhu asked the Dalai Lama to restrain his words and deeds against the Central Government.
Since the previous talks in November 2008, the Dalai Lama's followers continued to openly collude with separatist forces to attack the Central Government and the CPC, he said.
"They tried hard to destroy the stability of society in China, slandering and damaging the image of China, disturbing the head of state visits to foreign countries and harming the safety of our nation's territory and sovereignty," he said. "The Dalai Lama even openly and repeatedly declared, 'No doubt, I am a son of India'."
The Central Government wanted the Dalai Lama to abandon his stand to split the country, cease separatist activities, openly admit that Tibet was an inalienable part of China and Taiwan was an inalienable part of China and the government of the People's Republic of China was the only legal government representing China, he said.