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<-Back to WTN Archives WTN ARCHIVE - April, 1997

WTN Archives: April, 1997

Tuesday, April 1

1. Taipei shrugs off Beijing peace overture (AFP)
2. Sino-Pakistan expedition to attempt Everest from Tibetan side
3. Australian prime minister meets with Chinese counterpart (AFP)

Wednesday, April 2

1. Taiwan president opposes scrapping Tibet body (Reuter)
2. PLANS FOR TIBETAN REP OFFICE ON TRACK (CNA)
3. BEIJING WORRIED BY HOLLYWOOD'S PORTRAYAL OF DALAI LAMA (CNA)
4. Dalai Lama to visit Spain's Basque country (AFP)

Thursday, April 3

1. Chinese Propaganda Magazine Continues to Exploit Shugden Controversy (CTC)
2. Chinese parliament chief met by demonstrators in Norway (AFP)
3. Dalai Lama's Taiwan visit a seccesionist plot: China paper (AFP)
4. China more open to dialogue on human rights: Norwegian delegation to Tibet

Friday, April 4

1. Dalai Lama sets Washington visit (Reuter)
2. Tibet police corps' new leaders
3. China warns of drought across northern China (AFP)

Saturday, April 5

1. Britain backs UN motion condemning China on human rights (AFP)
2. Challenge or serve? Religious activists pursue different China goals (RNS)

Sunday, April 6

1. Dalai Lama Visit Puts Clinton on the Spot (Reuter)
2. Boat capsise in Tibet kills up to 23 (AFP)
3. Dalai Lama to open meet in United States, visit France, Spain
4. Gingrich, Dalai bolster Taiwan middle ground on China (Reuter)
5. The Chinese Christians: ON MY MIND / By A.M. ROSENTHAL (NYT)

Tuesday, April 8

1. Denmark to press on with rights criticism, despite China's pledge
2. China Warns Denmark on U.N. Rights Resolution (NYT)
3. Human Rights Watch welcomes Denmark's Decision
4. SFT Announces a Panchen Lama Day of Action

Wednesday, April 9

1. U.S, Denmark work on China draft at rights forum (Reuter)
2. PLOT TO MURDER DALAI LAMA: CHINA SPONSORED CULT IS THE PRIME SUSPECT
3. International Lawyers Committee Calls on Clinton
4. China slaps Europeans over measured human rights comments
5. China gleeful over EU split on human rights

Thursday, April 10

1. Tibet and Taiwan share a common agenda
2. Australia claims coup on China human rights, but dumps UN resolution
3. Denmark defies Beijing with resolution slamming rights abuses

Friday, April 11

1. Draft Resolution on Human Rights in China
2. Australia to Reverse Anti-China Stand
3. Beijing confident it will defeat anti-Chine motion in Geneva (AFP)
4. China rights vote will not affect Security Council: Annan
5. Norwegian Saami Association Resolution on Tibet
6. Demonstrations in the Czech Republic against human rights violation in China=20

Monday, April 14

1. Dalai Lama gives speech in Catalan parliament (RNE)
2. China and Mongolia have been friendly "for years" says Congress chief
3. Tibetan Freedom Concert; June 7th and 8th, 1997; New York City (EW)

Tuesday, April 15

1. China says channel for Dalai Lama talks open (Reuter)
2. China defeats West over rights in U.N. body
3. China warns Spain, France over Dalai Lama visits (AFP)
4. Beijing warns as Dalai visits France, Spain, US (AFP)
5. Amnesty asks Norwegian royals to postpone planned visit to China (AFP)

Wednesday, April 16

1. Denmark to China: We're not sorry, but let's live and let live
2. France defends its "constructive approach" to talks with China
3. China Defeats U.N. Resolution on Human Rights Record
4. CHINA'S INITIATIVE DISCREDITS UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY Nicaragua, Chile, Czech Republic, Japan and South Africa Votes Against China
5. CANADA DECIDES AGAINST CO-SPONSORING HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION ON CHINA AT UN MEETING AND ANNOUNCES BILATERAL PACKAGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVES
6. Agency carries details of defeat of "anti-China" motion on human rights

Wednesday, April 16 (2)

1. Material support to Tibet essential to block separatism: official
2. Dalai Lama seeks Basque support for Tibet
3. Dalai Lama ready to negotiate if China gives word
4. Press Release from IPU

Thursday, April 17

1. China urges Denmark to correct its mistakes
2. Beijing denounces "alliance" between Taiwan and Dalai Lama
3. Dalai Lama to visit Washington next week
4. Dalai Lama preaches religious diversity
5. Canada won't support UN criticism of China=20
6. NORWEGIAN DELEGATION IN TIBET: 15-17 APRIL 1997
7. Report by reporter Lin Ching-chun in Taipei
8. Open Letter to President Jacques Chirac from Several Famous French=20 Singers and Musicians=20

Friday, April 18

1. China accuses Dalai Lama of being insincere over talks
2. Chinese experts propose diverting Tibetan river to arid regions
3. Tibetan Freedom Concert
4. China vice-premier calls off Dutch trip over rights
5. China almost spares U.S. over rights as ties warm
6. US ambassador visits Lhasa, meets mayor

Saturday, April 19

1. China thanks aid organisations for "apolitical" help in Tibet
2. Tibet leader Danzim meets US envoy, welcomes investment, justifies ethnic policy
3. Dalai Lama hopes Chirac visit to Beijing will open up China-Tibet dialogue
4. Human rights more important than economic interests: The Hague

Sunday, April 20

1. Tibet University Teaches Students To Fight Separatism
2. Pig Plague Ravages Taiwan and Many Blame China
3. Chaksampa to tour East Coast
4. VOA Tibetan broadcast live from interactive news museum

Sunday, April 20 (2)

1. Dissing the Dalai Lama
2. Clinton Meets With a New Thorn in China's Side
3. Just Seder Word, Dalai
4. Dalai Lama's politics have disrupted Tibetan Buddhism:
5. Amnesty Slams U.N. Human Rights Forum
6. LETTER TO THE HONOURABLE LLOYD AXWORTHY CONCERNING CANADA'S REFUSAL TO SUPPORT A MOTION AT THE UNCHR WHICH CONDEMNS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN CHINA

Monday, April 21

1. Open door to Tibet
2. China slams Dalai Lama for instigating Tibetan riots
3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet to Meet the Vice President
4. His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Visit the United States in May and June 1997
5. Diplomatic traffic
6. Sino-American talks should include Tibet

Tuesday, April 22

1. `Signals are Positive'
2. Dalai Lama begins four-day US visit
3. University of Tibet offers "anti-separatist" course
4. China Reacts Mildly to Lama's Visit
5. China steps up attacks on Dalai Lama
6. Nobel peace prize winner attacks France on China rights stance
7. Warning gives hint of unrest

Wednesday, April 23

1. DEFENSE & DIPLOMACY
2. Human Rights and Trade - a Balancing Act
3. Dalai Lama to meet Albright
4. Dalai Lama plans White House visit
5. Clinton to meet with Dalai Lama at White House
6. State Department's Press Briefing on Dalai Lama's Visit to Washington

Thursday, April 24

1. Clinton Drops By to Meet Dalai Lama Tibet: For second time in a week, president talks with foe of Beijing. But many China critics remain unsatisfied with policy.
2. Clinton to Dalai Lama: I will urge talks
3. Russia and China Say They'll Work to Limit U.S. Power
4. Exiled Buddhist leader to visit White House
5. US warned not to risk new links over Dalai Lama

Friday, April 25

1. President Clinton's Message to the World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet
2. Dalai Lama Has Interfaith Meetings
3. Breaking Matzo
4. Dalai Lama Says China May Give In
5. Dalai Lama, Albright agree on U.S.-China ties
6. Dalai Lama Meets Madeleine Albright
7. Greens Senator Calls 2000 Olympic Focus on Tibet (AAP)

Saturday, April 26

1. Statement Adopted by the WPCT on April 24, 1997
2. III World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet Action Plan for Tibet
3. Clinton plays down China's alleged bid for favor
4. Dalai Lama must accept Chinese rule before talks: official
5. Beijing outraged by Clinton meeting with Dalai Lama
6. Albright, Dalai Lama favor good Sino-US relations

Sunday, April 27

1. Dalai Lama calls for "real autonomy" , not independence, for Tibet
2. Speech by Thubten Jigme Norbu
3. The Kindness of Strangers

Monday, April 28

1. Tibetans and Uighurs protest Jiang Zemin's russia visit (NT)
2. Urgent action - Gedun Choekyi Nyima, XI th Panchen Lama
3. Democrats to press Federal govt on Tibet plan (AAP)
4. The White House: Meeting with the Dalai Lama
5. Hollywood to Buy Chinese Film With Patriotic Theme (XINHUA)

Monday, April 28 (2)

1. The Tibetan government's position on negotiations with China (DIIR)

Monday, April 28 (3)

1. The Tibetan government's position on negotiations with China (DIIR)

Monday, April 28 (4)

1. The Tibetan government's position on negotiations with China (DIIR)

Tuesday, April 29

1. Dalai Lama says office in Taiwan to open soon (CNA)
2. Rights group says China legal change ominous for HK (Reuter)

Wednesday, April 30

1. What China Fears (WP)
2. Prof. Geshe Sopa retires after three decades at UW-Madison
3. Tibetan Language Keeps Pace with Computer Age (XINHUA)
4. The Tibetan government's position on negotiations with China (DIIR)


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