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WTN Archives: February, 1998

Sunday, February 1

1. Chinese agency says Dalai Lama never did any good for Tibet (AFP)
2. China says US report on human rights "distorts facts" (AFP)
3. Tibet Attracting More Tourists (Xinhua)
4. China in Tibet - Striking Hard Against Human Rights (TCHRD)

Monday, February 2

1. Resolution on the appointment of an EU Special representative for Tibet
2. Tibetan issue arised in the British Parliament

Tuesday, February 3

1. Dalai Lama reiterates autonomy not independence plan for Tibet (PTI)
2. Dalai to take campaign for Tibet autonomy to U.S. (Reuters)
3. U.S. to send religious group to China (UPI)

Wednesday, February 4

1. Chinese dissident calls on Beijing to open talks with Dalai Lama (AFP)
2. China-Dissident-Tibet (AP)
3. Dalai Lama urges Muslims to play "key role" in bringing religions closer (PTI)
4. Human Rights-China (AP)
5. China protests over U.S. film on Tibet (Reuters)
6. China: Qinghai witnesses massive increase in gold production (QR)

Thursday, February 5

1. Refugees Charged by Indian Police for Lack of Papers (TIN)
2. Exhibition on Tibet to Travel to Asia, Europe, (Xinhua)

Friday, February 6

1. Dharamsala welcomes Chinese dissidents' call for self-rule for Tibet (DIIR)

Sunday, February 8

1. Dalai Lama welcomes 'growing' support in China for Tibetan self-rule (AFP)
2. China officials, scholars blast U.S. rights report (Reuters)
3. China Co-opting Academia for Political Gain (WTN)
4. China bars foreign press from tour (UPI)

Monday, February 9

1. Tibetan Youth Congress statement on indefinite hunger strike (TYC)
2. U.S. religious leaders to begin study trip on religion in China (AP)
3. US Religious Delegation Visiting Tibet during Tibetan New Year (ICT)
4. Tibetan Thespians Win Acclaim (XINHUA)
5. 'Gender & Catastrophe'

Tuesday, February 10

1. China blocks briefing by UN human rights chief (AFP)

Thursday, February 12

1. Secret Report on 1960s Tibet Published (TIN)
2. 1962 report by Tibetan leader tells of mass beatings (AP)
3. Pro-China Tibetan blasted Beijing in '62 - book (Reuters)
4. Chinese official defends China's religion record (Reuters)
5. Tibet Council accuses govenment of double standard (APP)
6. Former Tibetan Official of CPPCC Dies (XINHUA)

Friday, February 13

1. A bitter cold (TG)
2. Lama guides others on spiritual journey=01
3. Swiss Municipality Names Park to Honour Tibet
4. U.S. clerics meet Chinese president (Reuters)

Sunday, February 15

1. Li Peng Heckled by human rights protesters (AP)
2. Let's get serious on Tibet's plight
3. Wei Jingsheng Says Tibet Should Be Independent If People Decide for It (WTN)
4. Oxford Tibetologist Dies (WTN)

Friday, February 20

1. Geneva State Parliament Supports Tibetan Cause & Calls on Federal Government to Accord Diplomatic Status to Tibet
2. Aid worker 'granted visa for Tibet mission'
3. A freedom concert in Dharamsala (DIIR)
4. Garmaba Living Buddha Worships Figure of Sakyamuni (XINHUA)

Saturday, February 21

1. Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan in Aug., CNA reports (Kyodo)
2. Statement by Canada Tibet Committee President In preparation for the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights (CTC)

Sunday, February 22

1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet Spring 1998 Public Events in the United States

Wednesday, February 25

1. Actor Gere urges U.S. aid for Tibetan refugees (Reuters)
2. U.S. religious leaders meeting with officials in Tibet (AP)
3. China Issues White Paper on Human Rights ... (XINHUA)
4. Beijing accuses Dalai Lama of "sensational lies" (AFP)

Thursday, February 26

1. Govt asked to facilitate China-Tibet dialogue (AAP)
2. U.S. clerics tour Tibet prison, meet jailed nuns (Reuters)
3. Richard Gere to Testifies before Congress in Support of U.S. Aid to Tibetan Refugees (ICT)

Friday, February 27

1. Tibetan government in exile refutes Chinese White paper
2. Tibet government in exile asks EU to review human rights decision
3. Separatists voice support for Taiwan independence
4. A Hoarse Tibet On

Saturday, February 28

1. The generation that lives in limbo - Young Tibetan Canadians are torn between modern life and an endangered culture (Globe and Mail)


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