Special report: Dalai's separatist activities condemned
BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Countries around the world have expressed their support to the Chinese government on its handling of the recent riots in Lhasa, capital city of China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
A spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday strongly denounced the unsavory
elements of their moves to seek "the independence of Tibet" and scuttle the
upcoming Beijing Olympics.
He expressed support to the Chinese government in its
efforts to ensure social stability and the rule of law in Tibet and to defend
the fundamental interests of the Tibetan people.
A spokesman of Mongolia's Foreign Ministry reiterated
that Mongolia adheres to the one-China policy and recognizes Tibet as an
inalienable part of China.
The Foreign Ministry of Nepal said in a statement
that Tibet is an inseparable part of China and it appreciates the commitment by
the Chinese government to peace, stability and progress.
A spokesman of the Bangladeshi Ministry of Foreign
Affairs issued a statement on Thursday, expressing Bangladesh's solidarity with
China on the Tibet issue.
All matters pertaining to Tibet are internal affairs
of China, the statement said.
Bangladesh wishes the Beijing Olympic Games great
success and said it opposes the idea of politicizing the sports event, the
Kazakh Vice Foreign Minister Nurlan Baiuzakovich
Yermekbayev told reporters that Tibet is an inseparable part of the Chinese
territory, and the measures taken by the Chinese government in efforts to defend
Tibet's social stability is entirely China's internal affair.
Adakhan Madumarov, speaker of the Kyrgyzstan's
parliament said the violent crimes in Lhasa have caused casualties among
innocent people and damage to property.
He said Kyrgyzstan is very concerned about these
events. The Tibet issue is an internal affair of China and Kyrgyzstan believes
that the Chinese government and people have the capacity to safeguard the social
stability in Tibet.
Tajik First Deputy Foreign Minister Abdullo Yuldoshev
told Chinese ambassador to Tajikistan that his country strongly condemns the
organizers and mobs who sparked the riots in Lhasa, firmly supports the measures
by the Chinese government within the law to maintain social stability and
strongly opposes the politicization of the Olympics.
Georgian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigol
Vashadze said his country believes that the riots in Lhasa will not affect the
Beijing Olympics and the Georgian side will participate in the event as
Syria condemned on Thursday the recent acts of
sabotage in Lhasa and expressed solidarity with China in maintaining security
and stability in Tibet.
"While Syria strongly condemns these acts and the
circles standing behind them, it expresses solidarity with and stands by China
in dealing with this situation and in maintaining security and stability in
Tibet," the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Syria has followed with great concern the recent acts
of sabotage committed by a few rioters in Lhasa, Tibet, which claimed several
innocent lives and inflicted heavy damages on private and public property, said
Syria sees in these destructive acts an attempt to
harm the unity of China's people and territorial integrity as well as an attempt
to distort the great world festivity that is the Olympic Games and for which the
government of China exerted all efforts to make it a success in cooperation with
the international community, it added.
Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said his
country supports China's dealing with the riots according to the rule of law.
It is necessary for China to take proper measures to
safeguard national peace and stability, Bainimarama said in a letter to the
The Tibet issue is China's domestic affair and should
be tackled by the China, he added.
Serbia on Thursday reiterated its support in
principle to the one-China policy and respect for China's sovereignty and
"Serbia considers Tibet as China's interior matter
and respects the Chinese government's policy toward Tibet as an autonomous
region," the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
The Zambian government denounced the ferocity of the
rioters in Lhasa, hoping that stability would be restored soon.
Zambia is in favor of all countries loving peace
taking part in the Beijing Olympic Games, it said in a statement.
Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation Zainab Hawa Bangura said on Tuesday that her country
sees clearly the intention of the Dalai Lama clique to instigate violence in
Tibet to promote separatism of the region, and to disturb the Beijing Olympics.
Meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Sierra Leone,
Bangura said that her country supports the Chinese government's measures adopted
in dealing with the violence, and added that she believes that the Beijing
Olympics will be a great success.
A Benin government spokesperson strongly condemned
the violence which was planned and instigated by Dalai Lama, saying that Dalai
Lama uses these despicable methods to separate China and destroy the Olympic
Games to be hosted by Beijing in August.
The spokesperson said that the violence and the
criminal acts by the separatists have clearly proved that the slogans "peace"
and "non-violence" proclaimed by the Dalai Lama are lies.
Some ambassadors from African countries to China also
sent messages to the Chinese Foreign Ministry that the African countries uphold
the one-China policy and support Chinese government's efforts in safeguarding
national unity and social stability. They are opposed to all actions which try
to politicize the Olympic Games.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization issued a
statement expressing its support for the necessary measures adopted by the
Chinese government in stopping criminal actions and maintaining stability in
The statement said Tibet is an inalienable part of
China and opposes anybody using violence to meet their political aims. It said
that the organization believes that the Chinese government and people are
capable of hosting a great Olympics for the world.