China sends Tibetans to seek Japanese deference on Tibet issue


(, Jun12, 2017) – The head of a delegation said to represent the local parliament in Chinese ruled Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has asked Japan to respect China’s core interests and grave concern about the Tibet issue meetings with some Japanese leaders.

Duoji Ciren.
Duoji Ciren.

During his visit to Japan the week before, Duoji Ciren met Satsuki Eda, former president of Japan’s House of Councilors; Yoshimasa Hayashi, secretary-general of the Japan-China Friendship Parliamentarians’ Union, and Syunsuke Takei, Japan’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, reported China’s official Jun 11.

The report said, “Duoji reminded Japan of the Dalai Lama’s clique’s separatist anti-China character and told his hosts that the Tibet issue is a matter concerning China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity. It involves China’s core interests and national feelings.”

Satsuki Eda, former president of Japan's House of Councilors.
Satsuki Eda, former president of Japan’s House of Councilors.

Duoji, member of the standing committee of the People’s Congress of TAR, has added that “Japan should deal with the issue concerning Tibet appropriately, with the big picture of China-Japan relations in mind.”

The report cited the Japanese leaders as saying the visit by the Chinese delegation from Tibet had offered Japan “a rare opportunity to get a real picture of Tibet”.

The delegation also held seminars with Japanese scholars and overseas Chinese in Japan during the visit, reported China’s official Jun 10.


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