China Insists Torch Will Go Through Tibet

The Beijing has been on a road of applause and protests. From AFP:

China’s top official in , rejecting a demand of activists around the world, has insisted that the Beijing Olympics torch relay will pass through the Himalayan region as planned.

Zhang Qingli, the most senior Chinese Communist Party official in Tibet, told local leaders that Beijing was in no mood to listen to the demands of demonstrators calling for the route to be changed…

Later Sunday the torch was to be carried through London, where more protests were expected. Further demonstrations are planned when the relay travels to Paris on Monday and then on to San Francisco on Wednesday.

See also Bloomberg’s report: China Calls on Tibet to Protect Olympic Flame Relay (Update1)

And AFP’s report: China urges US to support its stance on Tibet

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