Opponents and supporters of the government in China turned out for the visit to Scotland by the Chinese Vice-President.

Hu Jintao, flew into Edinburgh, where [...] those objecting to Beijing's ban of Falun Gong had gathered.


Earlier, Mr Hu was greeted by Mr McLeish and Lord Provost Eric Milligan at the Royal Botanic Gardens, where around 30 people from the Falun Gong had gathered.

Falun Gong practitioner Rosemary Katzin said: "Over 70 million people in China followed this exercise and we are outraged they have been prevented from doing this as it harms no one."

Story filed: 19:27 Wednesday 31st October 2001

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