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WTN Archives: December, 1996

Sunday, December 1

1. DO & DIE Prof. S. Rinpoche proposes a programme for launching Tibetan Satyagraha
2. "Securing the future with China"
3. Editorial: Dialogue of the deaf: India and China are talking: Who's Listening?
4. Coping with the Chinese enigma

Monday, December 2

1. Chinese media warns against 'narrow nationalism'
2. Tibetans try to block Chinese president's convoy, arrested
3. Don't sacrifice Tibet for better Chinese relations, Indian leaders told
4. China applauds India's stand on Tibet
5. BBC accused of going soft on China: The Observer
6. China says Panchen Lama "growing up well"

Tuesday, December 3

1. CLINTON'S FLIP-FLOP EMBOLDENS CHINA
2. China denounces Radio Free Asia broadcasts to Tibet
3. Radio Free Asia Begins Tibetan Program
4. India, China Warm Up Hot-and-Cold Relations - Presidential Meeting Said to Mark New Phase
5. Berkeley Proposal Produces Campus Turmoil as Scholarship, Money and Politics Collide
6. CODDLING CHINA, THEN AND NOW

Wednesday, December 4

1. Chinese dissident urges Americans, Europeans not to buy Chinese toys
2. Chinese President due in Nepal after trips to India, Pakistan
3. Nepal, China eye economic pact during Jiang's stay
4. U.S.-funded radio starts Tibetan program
5. The New York Times - Letter to the Editors
6. Let a Hundred Films Wither

Wednesday, December 4 (2)

1. DISNEY'S CHINA POLICY
2. Fed Up
3. China Turns the Tables
4. US broadcasts to Tibet spark anger
5. Self-rule activists intolerable: Tung
6. Jiang gets red carpet welcome in Nepal
7. Tibet newspaper says Dalai Lama's spiritual influence "still prevails"

Friday, December 5

1. Tibetans to undertake long march for freedom
2. Tibetan authorities seek foreign investment to open up province
3. Tibet issue prompts extra security for Chinese president's Nepal visit
4. Chinese President leaves Nepal
5. Communist party organ slams Tibetans' utopian dreams
6. Coach ride out as Jiang visits Nepal
7. Sino - U.S. Military Cooperation in Tibet Condemned

Friday, December 6

1. The Philadelphia Inquirer Documents Torture, Rape, Murder ...
2. Mouseketeer Diplomacy
3. Want Tibet?

Saturday, December 7

1. China's president Jiang Zemin returns to Beijing
2. Jiang Zemin ends Asian tour with flight over Everest
3. Vietnam's communist newspaper slams US funded Radio Free Asia
4. FEATURE - Sleepy Bhutan awakens to tourism

Sunday, December 8

1. ON MY MIND - What Can I Do?
2. Mandela forgot the Dalai Lama [Commentary]
3. Tibet Completes Election of Township People's ...
4. HUMAN RIGHTS: U.S., WESTERN POWERS HIT FOR ...

Monday, December 9

1. Victims tell their stories
2. Documenting this story
3. Bodies scarred, spirits unbroken - Part 1

Tuesday, December 10

1. How China replaced the Tibetan school system with one that teaches Chinese proppganda - Never saw a judge - Reality of the law - `No freedom ... none' - Burned repeatedly

Tuesday, December 10 (2)

1. 300 Tibetans begin peace and freedom march across India
2. Congressional Staff Delegation Visiting Tibetan Refugees in India, Nepal to Study Situation in Tibet
3. CONGRESSWOMAN SAYS CHI HAOTIAN DOES NOT DESERVE FULL MILITARY HONORS
4. Ngawang Choephel Reported to be in Sangyip Prison
5. Hope on the Road to Hong Kong Optimistic U.S. Policy on China Tied to Gentle Takeover of Colony
6. Taiwan sets up aboriginal body, pro-independence party launched
7. BBC BROADCASTS HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAMS

Wednesday, December 11

1. Drablha - Engineer. Raised the Tibetan flag for a day.
2. Kelsang Pelmo - Nun. Was among four others chanting for freedom.
3. Tashi Gyatso - Monk. Spoke to American journalists.
4. Passang - Seamstress. Joined a demonstration.
5. Dorjee Tseten - Monk. Chanted the slogan "Free Tibet."
6. Dawa Kyizom - Student. Helped stitch a Tibetan flag.

Wednesday, December 11 (2)

1. INSIDE TIBET: A COUNTRY TORTURED Part 3 of 4
2. Hollywood stars blast China's position on Disney film
3. Letter from the film community to Beijing

Thursday, December 12

1. INSIDE TIBET: A Country Tortured Part 4 In deaths, the story of a struggle

Thursday, December 12 (2)

1. IUSY passes resolution on Tibet (TYC)
2. TIBETANS HOLD CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT CHINESE EMBASSY AS VISITING CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER HOSTS BANQUET TO AMERICAN OFFICIALS
3. Secretary Perry's attendance at Chinese Defense Minister's Reception=20 on Human Rights Day Condemned
4. Pro-China Tycoon Chosen For Top Hong Kong Post Democracy Activists Denounce Conservative Pick
5. Unofficial Leadership
6. Candu a failure on all counts =20

Friday, December 13

1. Ovitz Departs Disney After 16 Months
2. Disney president considers leaving: press reports
3. Hollywood stars blast China's position on Disney film
4. Beijing hits back at Hollywood stars over Disney
5. China denies pressuring Disney over Dalai film
6. China, unveils "cultural imports" policy, to keep out "decadent ideas"
7. China To Block Imports Of 'Splittist' Art
8. US congressional group to visit Tibetan refugees in India, Nepal

Saturday, December 14

1. NOBEL LAUREATES URGE DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR, CHINA
2. New York City International Human Rights Day

Sunday, December 15

1. U.S. puts the pursuit of wealth before rights (PI)
2. Escape from Tibet
3. Dalai Lama ready for talks with China on autonomy

Tuesday, December 17

1. Dalai Lama warns of "cultural genocide" (PTI)
2. Dalai Lama says Tibetans aspiring for "genuine autonomy" not political sovereignty (PTI)
3. Nepal police arrest 82 Tibetans heading for meeting with Dalai Lama (AFP)

Wednesday, December 18

1. China vows harder anti-crime drive, amid spate of executions (AFP)
2. Chadrel Rinpoche in Chengdu (TCHRD)
3. New Restrictions on Tibetans' Freedom of Movement (TCHRD)

Thursday, December 19

1. World Parliamentarians to Discuss Multilateral Strategy on Tibet (ICT)
2. Hollywood Stars Barred from Visiting Tibet (ICT)

Tuesday, December 24

1. Ngawang Choephel's mother appeals to People's Republic of China (TCHRD)
2. Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy has created an online information service (TCHRD)
3. China sets up iron rule over Tibet's Drepung monastery (AFP)
4. China urges courage from Tibetan officials implementing party line (AFP)
5. China urges courage from Tibetan officials implementing party line (AFP)

Wednesday, December 25

1. Scorsese Completes 'Kundun' Filming (Variety)
2. European Doctors Celebrate Christmas Eve in Lhasa (XINHUA)

Friday, December 27

1. Musician in Tibet sentenced to 18-year prison term as "spy" (TPBS)
2. China jails Tibetan scholar to 18 years for spying (Reuter)
3. Bombing in Sog County; "Strike Hard" to Continue (TIN)

Saturday, December 28

1. Tibet authorities blame Dalai Lama for "yet another" bombing in Lhasa (TPBS)
2. Monastery management committee established (XR)
3. Sentence of Tibetan musician confirmed, international outcry (AFP)
4. 18 Years for Tibetan "Spy"; US Implicated (TIN)
5. US concerned about sentencing of Tibetan scholar (AFP)
6. U.S. ``quite concerned'' at Tibetan sentencing (Reuter)
7. China-Tibet-Spy (AP)
8. China jails Tibet scholar for 18 years for spying (Reuter)

Sunday, December 29

1. Tibetans condemn strong-arm measures by China (Reuter)
2. Clinton urged to condemn sentence in China (Reuter)
3. Tibet Unrest Seen Prompting China Crackdown (Reuter)
4. Tourists warned against visiting Tibet (UPI)
5. Major Bomb Blast in Lhasa (TIN)
6. Bomb at Tibet government office damages district (Reuter)
7. New Tibet unrest seen prompting China crackdown (Reuter)
8. Tibet Bomb Injures Five (AP)
9. Tibet Hails Tourists with Better Air Service (XINHUA)

Monday, December 30

1. Dharamsala says China will use bomb blast excise for further repression in Tibet (DIIR)
2. China may be behind Tibet bomb--exiled government (Reuter)
3. China offers reward, scours city for Tibet bomber (Reuter)
4. Tibet bomb may mark new stage in anti-China unrest (Reuter)
5. Spy on Dalai Lama (BBC)
6. Tourists warned against visiting Tibet (UPI)
7. China sentences Tibetan scholar to 18 years for "spying" - Downer asked to intervene (ATC)

Tuesday, December 31

1. Dharamsala condemns 18-year sentence to exile artist (DIIR)
2. Dalai Lama office slams China, wants artist freed (Reuter)
3. Himalayan border town awaits trade caravans (IPS)
4. Lunatic Notions? (IPS)


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