Political party leaders and Olympic officials from around the world have voiced their support for the Chinese government in its handling of the recent riots in Lhasa, capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Brazilian Communist Party leader Jose Renato Rabelo expressed solidarity with China in a message to the Chinese embassy on Thursday.
The riots, which occurred a few months ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, were an obvious attempt by Tibet separatists, Rabelo said.
He reaffirmed his party's support for China's territorial integrity, saying Tibet is an inalienable part of China.
Solitoki Esso, secretary general of Togo's ruling party Rally of the Togolese People (PRT), told Xinhua in an interview on Friday that Togo is opposed to linking the Olympics with politics and will give full support to China.
The German Left Party's co-leader in the federal parliament, Gregor Gysi, expressed understanding of China's policy toward Tibet.
In an interview with the German magazine Super Illu, Gysi said violent acts such as burning shops are banned anywhere in the world.
Gysi reiterated his party's opposition to any attempt to secede Tibet from China.
Pak Hak Seng, chairman of the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said that the recent riots in Tibet were an attempt by anti-Chinese forces to sabotage social stability in Tibet and scuttle the upcoming Beijing Olympic games.
The attempt, strongly opposed by the people, are doomed to failure, he said.
The DPRK attaches great importance to the Olympic torch relay in Pyongyang and will work closely with China on the issue, Pak said.
(Xinhua News Agency, March 23, 2008)