World Uyghur Conference in Tokyo
About 200 ethnic Uyghurs from around the world gathered in Tokyo on May 14 for a five-day World Uyghur Conference to press their case for independence from China. Japanese lawmakers from the centre-right opposition Liberal Democratic Party were at the meeting, along with an Italian politician and US rights activists.
Besides protesting to the Japanese parliament, the National Diet, by the Chinese ambassador, China also cancelled meetings between President Hu Jintao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on May 14, as well as a separate meeting between China's foreign minister, Yang Jiechi, and Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of Sumitomo Chemical and the Japan Business Federation.
There are separatist movements in almost every country. Instead of the useless routine protests, China should adopt a tit-for-tat strategy against those countries that provide aid and shelter to the Chinese separatists. In retaliation, the Chinese authorities should let independence movements from hostile countries hold regular conferences in China.
Geographically, it is very difficult for a landlocked region to gain independence. Even if it could become independent, it would be very difficult for it to achieve economic progress. Just imagine how to export timber to the outside world. By air?
News about the World Uyghur Conference in Tokyo is reported in the links below:
China complains to Japan over Uyghur conference
Uighurs gather in Japan for independence
Uighurs 'face fight for existence' against China: Kadeer
The independence movements of some countries are shown in the links below:
Independence movements and aspirant peoples (Japan)
Independence movements and aspirant peoples
Ryukyu independence movement
Lakota and Cheyenne Indian tribes declare independence from US
Descendants of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse break away from US
1974 – Declaration of Independence
Seditionist and Sovereignty Movements in the USA
Alaska Independence Movement
Ligurian Independence Movement
Lega Alleanza Lombarda
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Last edited by reedak; May 17 2012 at 08:29 PM.
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