Tibetan Youth Congress Protests China Hosting Asian Games

Tibetan exiles take out a protest against the 2010 Asian Games being held in Guangzhou, China in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov.15, 2010. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

The Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) activists staged protest in New Delhi Monday against the Chinese regime hosting the 2010 Asian Games. The protest was held a day after the TYC launched bike rally protest reached New Delhi from Dharamsala.

"China lacks moral right to hold such an important international sporting event which represents friendship, solidarity and promotion of peace and freedom," TYC said in a press statement. "So long China do not conclude the occupation of Tibet, words such as freedom, truth and peace for the Chinese government is just rhetoric...A country hosting such an important event essentially should not only represent but respect these principles," it said

The 16th Asian Games will be held at Guangzhou in China from November 12 to 27.

Founded in 1970, Tibetan Youth Congress is a worldwide organisation of Tibetans united in common struggle for restoration of Tibet's lost independence.