Whilst initiatives that ensure stability should be "circumspectly deployed, [. . .] the fight against the Dalai Lama clique must be continued and deepened," he said in a not-so-veiled reference to the 2008 anti-Chinese unrest in Tibetan cities, which Chinese authorities blame on the Buddhist leader.
The Dalai Lama has lived in exile in Dharamsala (India) since 1959. He fled his homeland after Mao’s soldiers crushed a popular uprising. Since then, Beijing has vilified the Nobel Prize winner, treating him as a dangerous separatist.
China's Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu was also present at the meeting. His presence suggests that Beijing's control in Tibet is a major issue and that the authorities expect more violence and thus are preparing to pin the blame on the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile for what happens.