Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 18, Aug 2019 09:09 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
OHHDL Secretary says Chinese people's support inevitable to resolve Tibet issue
Panellist at "Second 5-50 Youth Forum" suggests CTA pay more attention to art and culture in Tibet
Integrate but don’t assimilate: CTA President at the inaugural ceremony of the Second 5-50 Youth Forum
Standoff between protestors and police in Hong Kong continues into 11th week
Case No. 20 reviews procedure of Representative’s dismissal
Three monks from restive Ngaba held incommunicado in Chinese prison
His Holiness gives teachings to devotees in Manali
Luxury brands Versace, Coach and Givenchy apologize to China
“Internal matter” says India after China objects to Kashmir issue
First Tibetan Youth Icon Award presented to Toronto Tibet activist
 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 »
Prague Mayor responds to China cancelling Prague’s Philharmonic concerts
[Monday, April 29, 2019 20:00]
By Tenzin Sangmo

Prague Mayor presents the symbolic key to President Dr Lobsang Sangay at the Old City Hall on 6 March 2019. Photo_Andrea.svob
Prague Mayor presents the symbolic key to President Dr Lobsang Sangay at the Old City Hall on 6 March 2019. Photo_Andrea.svob
DHARAMSHALA, April 29: In response to the news that Chinese Ministry of Culture has cancelled concerts of Prague-based cultural organizations in China in retaliation for the Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib’s refusal to obey China’s commands, the mayor has reportedly suggested that the orchestra play in Taipei instead.

A report came out that the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra slated to perform later this year in China has been cancelled for the mayor’s refusal to exclude a Taiwanese diplomat and for his meeting with Presidents of Taiwan and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), the Tibetan government-in-exile.

The Mayor met with CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay on March 6, 2019, who visited the Czech capital to attend the opening of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

The mayor presented a symbolic key to city gates to Sangay as a “symbol of trust and friendship” and stated “[W]e are going to raise the Tibetan flag on the buildings of Prague City Hall…[to]… commemorate the upcoming anniversary of 1959 Tibetan Uprising as well as to show solidarity with your people and their uneven struggle for cultural survival within the People’s Republic of China.”

On his visit to Taipei on March 28, 2019, Zdenek reportedly told the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen that he had once rejected China's request to expel a Taiwanese official from an event he hosted in Prague because it was not acceptable to do so from a human decency standpoint.

Since becoming the Mayor of Prague in November 2018, the 37-year-old Hrib, a member of the Czech Pirate Party has irked China by his open objection to the "one China" clause in the Partnership Agreement signed by Prague and Beijing during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the city in 2016.

Hrib, in a recent interview with Czech News Agency (CNA), said the inclusion of Article 3 was a "mistake" and that he will seek to negotiate with Beijing to remove the clause, adding that if that fails, he would rather terminate the agreement between the two cities.

The Mayor announced that he will work with the City Council to ensure that other venues were found for any organizations affected.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Social Security cards in occupied Tibet could be surveillance tool: Rights Group
Prague Mayor responds to China cancelling Prague’s Philharmonic concerts
Photo Galleries
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