Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 07, Dec 2019 05:49 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
Family of latest self immolator detained by Chinese police
Prague to sign a “sister city” agreement with Taipei months after cancelling another with Beijing
Beijing fumed after US House passes Uyghur bill
Trial for Tibetan anti-corruption activist to begin 13 months after detention
French police dismantle makeshift camp housing 600 Tibetan asylum seekers
Bureau office urges JNU to exempt Tibetans from fee hike
McLeod Ganj’s iconic ‘Gossip Benh’ demolished for road-widening project
Tibetan dancers of Philadelphia perform at NBA match
Muslim group calls for US boycott of Beijing winter Olympics
Himalayan Buddhists express support for CTA resolution on Dalai Lama's reincarnation
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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 photos »
Advertisement
Thousands rally in Japan during Chinese President's visit
AFP[Tuesday, May 06, 2008 18:30]
Pro-Tibet groups and other critics of China stage a demonstration against visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao in Tokyo. Hu started the first visit by a Chinese leader to Japan in 10 years as the Asian powers eased decades of tension, but hundreds took to the streets to protest over Tibet.
(AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)
Pro-Tibet groups and other critics of China stage a demonstration against visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao in Tokyo. Hu started the first visit by a Chinese leader to Japan in 10 years as the Asian powers eased decades of tension, but hundreds took to the streets to protest over Tibet. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)
Thousands of people have rallied in Tokyo as Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a rare visit, denouncing Beijing's crackdown in Tibet and demanding Japan exert pressure on him.

Police were deployed in force to protect Mr Hu, who is paying his first foreign visit since major demonstrations against Chinese rule broke out in Tibet in March, casting a shadow over the Beijing Olympics.

Riot police formed a human chain to seal off central Tokyo's sprawling Hibiya Park, where at least 300 demonstrators chanted, "Arrest the murderer Hu!" and "Hu, get out!"

Police shoved back some 10 demonstrators who tried to push through a barricade and threw paper Tibetan flags at an official-looking car entering the park, where Mr Hu and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda were to have dinner.

Adding to the chaos, throngs of young people were also in the park to listen to a loud hard-rock concert being held on a sunny public holiday.

Elsewhere in Tokyo, about 4,200 people, including Tibetans and members of China's Uighur minority, took to the streets, according to organisers.

They held signs that read, "Hu Jintao, respect the Olympic spirit" and "Don't kill our friends."

"I hope that the Japanese, who have a tradition of justice and share with us both physical similarities and Buddhist culture, would say to the Chinese 'Don't do what's wrong,'" Tibetan refugee Kalden Obara told the rally.

China, under fire over its clampdown in Tibet, this week reopened talks with envoys of the Dalai Lama, the Himalayan region's exiled spiritual leader.

"But I don't want the Chinese Government to pretend to hold talks only for the sake of the Beijing Olympics' success," Obara said to a storm of applause.

Mr Hu's visit, long in the planning, is the first by a Chinese president to Japan in 10 years as Asia's two largest economies try to improve ties marred by wartime memories.

Opposition lawmaker Yukio Edano called on Mr Fukuda, known for his conciliatory views towards China, to raise the Tibet issue forcefully with Mr Hu.

"If Prime Minister Fukuda's meeting with President Hu Jintao is a mere formality, that means that we are accomplices in China's crimes in Tibet," Mr Edano said.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Japan (Stormbringer005)
Hu Jintao's visit (H1Tibet)
not helpful (jackafriend)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Thousands rally in Japan during Chinese President's visit
Envoys will brief His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 7 May
March to Tibet: Marchers reach their next destination
Chinese editor fired over Tibet commentaries
A Lone Tibetan Voice, Intent on Speaking Out
City Activists Turn Out in Support of Tibet
Dalai Lama envoy says China talks 'good first step'
108 protestors arrested in Nepal: Police step up use of force
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