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This was because the Tibetan land is created by the labour of the people, and should not be owned by the few. Now, when it is returned to ownership by the working people, we really ought not to receive payment in instalments from the nation for the buying out. As regards investigation of the source of the original ownership of the land and agricultural fields went to the serfs and 2/10 went to the serf owners. Dangdai Zhortggua de Xtzang, P275. **See footnote 12 above.
The policy, and negotiations with these former local leaders, is carried out by the ^United Front Work Department", an agency of the Party Committee. 17 A Pei, (Ngabo Ngewang Jigme, born 1909}, Tibetan, was Secretary General of the Preparatory Committee for the Autonomous Region of Tibet from May 1956 to Sept 1965, Vice-Commander of the PLA Tibet Military Region, March 1959 and Vice Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for Tibet Autonomous Region, March 1959 to Sept 1965. He was one of the six members of the former Kashag government and, according to Chinese documents, one of the two who did not participate in the rebellion.
See footnote 12 above.