Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 20, Sep 2019 11:59 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Modern material-oriented education leads to dependence on alcohol, drugs and suicide when emotion flares: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
China urges US to stop pushing bill on Tibet that "undermines" China’s Dalai Lama claim
Dalai Lama leaves for Delhi, Mathura for public engagements
International Economics of Happiness Conference comes to Ladakh to address development challenges
German parliamentary delegation calls on Dalai Lama, visits CTA
Chinese Prof. echoes how China’s national park system ignored the important role of local residents
Revised TPA bill proposes sanction on Chinese official impeding Dalai Lama’s reincarnation
“I commend India for its deeply rooted religious pluralism,” Dalai Lama's in birthday wishes for Modi
Tribals in Odisha seek cancellation of Tibetan refugees’ land lease
Bill to modify Tibet policy Act 2002 introduced in US House of Representatives
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
China urged to show restraint over Tibet protesters
Reuters[Saturday, March 15, 2008 22:45]
By JAMES REGAN

SYDNEY, March 15 — International pressure mounted on Beijing on Saturday to show restraint towards demonstrators in Tibet, as protesters in Sydney removed the Chinese flag at China's consulate building and tried to raise a Tibetan flag.

The protests in Sydney came a day after China said 10 people were killed in rare unrest in the Tibetan city of Lhasa. Beijing on Saturday said it gave rioters until midnight on Monday to turn themselves in.

Australia, the United States and Europe are all urging the Chinese authorities to deal with the Lhasa situation peacefully, while Taiwan, which China claims as its own, predictably condemned moves against the protests.

Other Asian states have not commented.

Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith called for China to allow "peaceful expression of dissent".

The security breach at the consulate was captured by local television which showed about a half dozen protesters scaling a 4-metre fence, the Chinese flag being lowered and an unsuccessful bid to raise the multi-coloured Tibetan flag. Four people were arrested, police said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for "free and direct dialogue" between China and the Dalai Lama, her spokesman said.

"It is now more important than ever that demonstrators and security forces call for restraint and that the rights of individuals are respected," Ulrich Wilhelm said.

"The German government has always supported the Tibetans' claim to religious and cultural autonomy," he said, adding Germany did not support it becoming a separate state.

Beijing cancelled a number of high-level meetings with German officials after Ms. Merkel last year became the first German chancellor to meet with the Dalai Lama, whom the Chinese government views as a separatist. China has also urged India to stop protests there by exiled Tibetans.

"We strongly condemn China's use of force to suppress Tibet and urge the international community to monitor the development in Tibet," Taiwan's foreign ministry said in a statement, but other Asian countries were slow to react.

The foreign ministry in Japan, whose relationship with its giant neighbour is occasionally strained, most recently over differences on how Chinese-made dumplings became contaminated with insecticide, sickening 10 in Japan, had not yet issued a statement, and officials were not available for comment.

Most national newspapers gave the story prominent front-page play, complete with pictures, and public broadcaster NHK showed some footage on its midday news.

Shuei Kobayashi, who heads the Japan Committee for Tibet – a private Tibet support group – criticized China's response.

"This is not a situation in which the world should permit this country to host the Olympics," he said.

South Korea's response was similar to Japan's, with front page coverage in several newspapers but no comment from the foreign ministry.

Elsewhere the Times of India criticized its government for jailing around 100 Tibetan protesters earlier this week.

"None of this (referring to the protests in Tibet) need concern New Delhi, which has taken the official position that Tibet is part of China," the paper said.

"But it doesn't have to kowtow to Beijing by cracking down harshly on peaceful Tibetan protest on Indian soil."
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Monks Protest in Ngaba, 10 Arrested : Sources
Chinese Forces Say They’ve Secured Tibet’s Capital
Nepal Police beat Tibetan Protestors in front of the UN House
Tibetan Parliament In-Exile Voice its Support
Youtube Blocked in China, Tibet Protests likely the cause
China urged to show restraint over Tibet protesters
China says Tibet unrest to have no impact on Beijing Olympics or torch relay
IOC chief says boycott of Beijing Olympics over Tibet won't 'solve anything'
Fresh protest in Amdo Labrang
China sets deadline for Tibet rioters to surrender
Death toll mounts as Tibet Uprising Continues: TCHRD calls upon UN to send a Fact Finding Mission
UN rights chief voices concern over tensions in Tibet Autonomous Region
Tibetan exiles resume “Return march to Tibet” following China’s brutal crackdowns in Tibet
Dalai Lama, a simple monk, a Nobel prize winner
Three Tibetans Arrested in Chicago Taking Part in Demonstration
Calgary Chinese Consulate Employees forcefully detained and abused a underaged Tibetan boy for an hour
Tibetan Youth Storms Chinese Embassy in London
Tibet supporters in Mexico joins protests for Tibet
Polish MPs warn China of Olympics Boycott
International Olympic Committee concern over China's clashes in Tibet
Olympics boycott if China mishandles Tibet: Gere
China Confirms 7 Dead, Sources Say Death Toll Much Higher
China Clamps Down on Tibetan Protests As Many Deaths, Injuries Reported
Tibetans Protest Against China at the United Nations
China rolls out tanks to suppress Tibet Protests
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement