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WTN Archives: May, 1997

Thursday, May 1

1. Kangra Police claims a major breakthrough in the murder case

Friday, May 2

1. The Dalai Lama live via satellite
2. Tibetan Freedom Concert

Sunday, May 3

1. Dalai Lama to open Taiwan office; may revisit
2. Nepal police arrest 10 Tibetans for illegally entering kingdom (AFP)

Monday, May 5

1. Tibetan leader ready for risk
2. Tourism becoming pillar industry in Tibet (Xinhua)

Tuesday, May 6

1. Cult Mystery (Newsweek)
2. Tibet, China and Taiwan (VOA)
3. Paris eager for "regular dialogue" with China (AFP)

Wednesday, May 7

1. Former Tibet officials sentenced for separatist acts (Xinhua)
2. China Sentences Head of Original Panchen Lama Search Committee Move Seen as Tightening Chinese Grip Over Tibet (ICT)
3. China sentences head of Panchen Lama search team to six years (AFP)
4. China jails three Tibetan separatists for 2-6 years (Reuter)
5. China Convicts Tibetan Monk (AP)
6. Policy Shift in Teaching in Tibet (TIN)
7. China denies education clampdown in Tibet (AFP)

Thursday, May 8

1. U.S. Deplores Tibetan Monk Sentence (AP)
2. Tibet rights group slams China for jailing monk (Reuter)
3. Turmoil among exiles in India over referendum (IPS)
4. Tibet issue: UN asked to intervene (T)
5. HK activists vow to mark Tiananmen after handover (Reuter)

Friday, May 9

1. Tibetan government-in-exile condemns sentencing of Chadrel Rinpoche (PTI)
2. Xinhua in Chinese on imprisonment of Tibetan Lama (Xinhua)

Saturday, May 10

1. Senior Lama Sentenced in Panchen Lama Search Dispute (TIN)

Sunday, May 11

1. Dharamsala urges china to release Chadrel Rinpoche (DIIR)
2. Beijing, Tibetan leaders should talk: Buddhist teacher (AFP)

Monday, May 12

1. Jiang sees peaceful Taiwan return to China (Reuter)
2. Top Lawmaker Urges End to China Trade Status (Reuter)

Wednesday, May 12 (2)

1. Even a god can't choose his family (Book Review)
2. Keeping Tibet's music alive (BP)

Monday, May 13

1. U.S. Says China Balking at Talks (AP)

Wednesday, May 14

1. Testimony by Jeffrey Bader, Deputy Assistant Secretary, For East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
2. Tibet Gets Chic

Thursday, May 15

1. Scorsese raps China for Cannes directors' ban (Reuter)
2. Finland prison chief impressed by China jails (Reuter)
3. France's Chirac urged to raise rights in China (Reuter)
4. Voice of Tibets 1st Anniversary (VOT)
5. A visit to the Argentine set of 'Seven Years in Tibet

Thursday, May 15 (2)

1. Opening statement of Senator Jesse Helms
2. Testimony of Senator Claiborne Pell

Friday, May 16

1. Elevate the issue of Tibet to an important factor in bilateral relations with the People's Republic of China;

Friday, May 16 (2)

1. ZHU RONGJI'S VISIT TO AUSTRALIA: WHY THE SECRECY?
2. Finland prison chief impressed by China jails (Reuter)
3. Tibet recovers stolen Buddha statues in 57 hours (Reuter)

Tuesday, May 20

1. France calls for release of 17 Chinese, Tibetan dissidents (AFP)
2. US presses Europe to speak out on human rights in China(AFP)
3. TIBETAN REFUGEES IN INDIA AND NEPAL: Testimony by Maura Moynihan (ICT)

Wednesday, May 21

1. China imprisons senior Tibetan monk: VOA Editorial
2. Strong faith buoys local Tibet refugees (BP)

Wednesday, May 21 (2)

1. Stubborn Stand (FEER)
2. Peacemaking: The Power of Nonviolence (Announcement)

Wednesday, May 21 (3)

1. AUSTRALIAN VISIT VOTE OF THANKS FOR UN BACKING (SMH)
2. Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama re: Wei Jingsheng
3. Earthquake jolts rural region of Tibet (Reuter)
4. China's MFN Faces Stiff Fight in Congress (Reuter)

Thursday, May 22

1. Religious Persecution Bill Before Congress (CNA)
2. Taliban threatens to blow up Statue of Buddha (AFP)
3. APEC determined to lead sectoral liberalization (JP)
4. THE TIBETAN FREEDOM CONCERT '97 is coming!

Friday, May 23

1. The Missing Cornerstone (WP)
2. THE COURAGE TO STAND ALONE --Imprisoned hero's eloquent letters:Book Review
3. CHINA ACCUSED TO TORTURING MONKS, NUNS (CT)
4. BUSINESS AS USUAL (SMH)

Saturday, May 24

1. HUMAN RIGHTS PROTESTERS AWAIT CHINESE DELEGATION
2. Update: Afghanistan -- Taleban Issues Statement on Fate of Buddha Statues

Tuesday, May 27

1. Three Tibetans sentenced on political charges in Panchen Lama dispute

Wednesday, May 28

1. Lhasa Lost (FEER)
2. Chinese college students to attend summer camp in Tibet (Xinhua)
3. Send Beijing a Message (NYT)

Thursday, May 29

1. buddha chic

Thursday, May 29 (2)

1. Man on a mission (AT)
2. Broken China (NYT)


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