July 30,2018--Premier Li Keqiang paid a three-day visit to Tibet from July 25 to 27. (Photo/gov.cn)
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July 30,2018--Premier Li Keqiang has called for patriots from religious circles in the Tibet autonomous region to help safeguard national unification, ethnic unity and social harmony.
Li made the remarks while visiting the Jokhang Temple in downtown Lhasa, the autonomous region's capital, on Thursday. The temple, built in 653, has observed the history of peace marriages between the Hans and Tibetans, the premier said.
In a three-day tour to Tibet that concluded on Friday, the premier visited the cities of Nyingchi, Lhokha and Lhasa.
In Lhokha, Li visited a construction site on a section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway from Lhasa to Nyingchi.
The premier went into a tunnel that was 3,500 meters above sea level and told workers there to take good care of their health when working at such a high altitude.
The section is a vital part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, which is another lifeline for the plateau that will connect it with other provincial regions when completed, Li said.