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WTN Archives: April, 1998

Monday, April 1

1. Pro-Tibet protesters briefly disturb China premier (Reuters)
2. US Embassy political secretary visits the hunger strike (TYC)
3. China agrees to Tibet trip by EU ambassadors (Reuters)
4. Group says Tibet prisoners beaten after UN visit (Reuters)
5. UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Mentions Tibet

Thursday, April 2

1. China Urges Japan to Bar Dalai Lama's Entry (Reuters)
2. Dalai Lama Visits Tibetan Hunger Strikers (Reuters)
3. India-Tibetan Protest (AP)
4. Athabaska gold resources ltd. - Xiacun Silver - base metal project Sichuan province, China - of Breckenridge Resources Ltd. (Newswire-Canada)

Tuesday, April 7

1. China shows displeasure over Dalai Lama's Japan trip (Kyodo)
2. Dalai Lama calls for greater humanitarianism (Kyodo)
3. Holy Tooth (AP)
4. Tibetan Delegation Highlights Hunger Strikers' Demands at the UN

Wednesday, April 8

1. TYC hunger strikers receive mounting international support (TYC)
2. UNPO Calls for Action on Tibetan Hunger-strikers Demands to UN
3. Fasting Tibetans expect positive UN response (Reuters)
4. Interview with Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme (SCMP)

Thursday, April 9

1. Tibetans vow to carry on month-long independence fast (AFP)
2. Representative of Tibetan Women's Association begin 24-hours fast to support unto-death hunger strike at the United Nations office (YWA)
3. Sydney Morning Herald's article on hunger strikers
4. Free Tibet Activists disrupt Chinese Premier's Dinner (FTC)
5. Nobel Peace Laureates urge support from the West for the unrepresented people of Asia. (FTC)
6. China's top Tibetan official criticises Panchen Lama report (TIN)
7. Indictment from the past mocks beijing (IPS)

Thursday, April 9 (2)

1. UN rights chief urges Tibet activists to end fast (Reuters)
2. China interrupts Wei's speech at UN rights forumt (Reuters)
3. Correction: Photos and Scriptures in Shoes Said to Be Deliberate Vexation (WTN)

Friday, April 10

1. Press Statement Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC)
2. UN High Commissioner reacts to the TYC hunger strike unto death (TYC)
3. TYC unto death hunger strike update (TYC)
4. Dalai Lama implies change on eventual Tibet return (Reuters)
5. Dalai Lama says no word on Panchen Lama's whereabouts (Kyodo)
6. Next year in Lhasa (JP)

Saturday, April 11

1. Dalai Lama offers insight to Japan's masses (Reuters)
2. Hunger strike at parliament house in supports Tibeans (AAP)
3. Tibetans in Mussoorie support hunger strikers
4. Tibetans in Warsaw stay 24 hour fast
5. Open Statement of Support to the Tibetan Hunger Strikers - Wei Jingseng

Sunday, April 12

1. Tibetans bring children for education; may never see them again (AP)
2. Dalai Lama encourages refugees to return to Tibet (AP)
3. Support mounts for Tibetan hunger strikers (AP)
4. Yale Student Defends China's Record in Tibet with Shoddy Scholarship; Later Recants, Saying Feature Article in Chinese Magazine Was a "Joke"

Monday, April 13

1. International Commission of Jurists pleaded hunger strikers to end their protest (AP)
2. Hungry for their Freedom (Observer)

Tuesday, April 14

1. Annan appeals for end to Tibetan hunger-strike (AFP)
2. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Anan appeals to Tibetan hunger strikers to end fast, says demands rest with member states (ICT)
3. Statement of Mrs. Mary Robinson - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to 6 Tibetan Hunger Strikers in New Delhi
4. Swedish PM asked to intervene to help Tibetan hunger-strikers (AFP)
5. TYC unto death hunger strike update - April 13, 1998
6. Swiss Tibetans hold another Vigil in front of UN in Geneva
7. UW Students For Free Tibet
8. Police arrest 118 Tibetans for illegally entering Nepal (AFP)
9. Apple pulls Dalai Lama ads in Asia (Reuters)

Wednesday, April 15

1. Tibetan hunger strikers hoping to spur U.N. intervention (AP)
2. Spokesman of the Secretary-General Issued on 14 April, 1998
3. UN chief urges Tibetans in India to end hunger strike (Reuters)
4. Apple Drops Dalai Lama from Asia Ad Campaign (NYT)
5. China against talks with Dalai Lama (HT)

Thursday, April 16

1. Dalai Lama's "middle way" doesn't go far enough for some exiles
2. Tibet Hunger Strikers on 36th Day
3. Tibetans reject UN secretary general's appeal to end hunger strike
4. Dalai Lama hopes for fresh dialogue with new Chinese leadership
5. Chinese officials visit Nepal to expand trade ties

Friday, April 17

1. Dalai Lama opens representative office in Taiwan
2. Tibetans in South India in supportof the hunger strikers
3. UW Students fast in solidarity with Tibetans
4. Inside the Dalai Lama's Summer Home Norbulingka, Tibet
5. Visiting Chinese delegation calls on Nepalese PM
6. Underground Catholic priests arrested in China after US visit

Saturday, April 18

1. Tibet Hunger Strikers on 40th Day
2. TYC HUNGER STRIKE ENTERS 39TH DAY
3. Tibetan Chief Justice Commissioner confers with California Supreme Court Justice

Sunday, April 19

1. AN APPEAL FROM THE TIBETAN YOUTH CONGRESS
2. Tibetan Deathwatch: Lessons from the Front
3. Peek Season in the Himalayas

Monday, April 20

1. Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche in Australia
2. Tibetan nuns stage public prayer for hunger strikers, appeal to UN
3. News Brief: Tibetan Vigil in Geneva
4. Tibetan Students Demonstrate Support for TYC Hunger Strikers
5. TYC appeal for a 48 hour fax jam campaign on 20 April
6. Open Pettition to Kofi Annan
7. Opinion: Dalai Lama positive about China's new leadership
8. Key dissidents still behind bars in China

Tuesday, April 21

1. Scott Weiland to Sing "12 BAR BLUES" for Dalai Lama: Artist Slated for All-Star Save Tibet Concert
2. Lette to Kofi Annan from Daniela Boccassini on behalf of the hunger strikers
3. "Prisoners of Shangri-La" by Donald Lopez
4. Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan
5. The dragon next door

Wednesday, April 22

1. Norway offer support to Tibetan hunger strikers: protesters
2. Balance Sheet on China
3. Tibetan Hunger Striker Slams U.N. in "Last Words"
4. U.N. Leader Concerned over Middle East Impasse
5. Tibetans close to death in hunger strike
6. Will India, China talk on Tibet?
7. Greening, cleaning of McLeodganj an uphill task

Thursday, April 23

1. Letter to the hunger strikers from inside Tibet
2. Briefs from Dharamsala
3. Tibetan 'fast-to-death' in sixth week
4. DALAI LAMA TO ADDRESS WISCONSIN STATE ASSEMBLY
5. Apple Removes Dalai Lama From Ads in Hong Kong
6. Public letter from Philippe Wagner to Lionel Jospin, French Prime Minister.

Friday, April 24

1. EU appeals to Tibetan hunger strikers to end their fast
2. Albright's China visit to focus on missile export, dialogue with Dalai Lama
3. China sets up special office to curb social unrest: report
4. DALAI LAMA TO ADDRESS STATE ASSEMBLY
5. Tibetan Chicagoans express solidarity for Hunger Strikers Unto Death in Delhi, India

Saturday, April 25

1. Canadian Government to deliver PL birthday cards
2. LETTER FROM THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF TIBET TO THE SIX TIBETAN HUNGER STRIKERS
3. Appeal from France Libertes
4. VOICE OF TIBET PROGRAMMES REAL AUDIO ON INTERNET (www.vot.org)
5. THIRD TIBETAN FREEDOM CONCERT AT RFK STADIUM, WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 13-14TH
6. Chinese dissident's marriage sanctioned, in possible hint of release

Sunday, April 26

1. Indian police take Tibetan hunger strikers to hospital
2. Hunger Strike Ails Three Tibetans
3. India cracks down on Tibetan hunger strikers ahead of Chinese visit
4. India awaits Chinese army chief's visit with suspicion
5. SAINT OLAF STUDENTS FAST 36 HOURS FOR TIBET
6. Happy Birthday, Montreal students tell child prisoner
7. Gendun Choekyi Nyima's birthday celebrated in Belfast
8. Letter to Kofi Annan from Matthieu Ricard in Nepal

Monday, April 27

1. Statement on the Disruption of Our Unto-death Hunger Strike by the Government of India
2. Three remaining strikers Removed - A man Burns Himself in Protest
3. Indian police break up Tibetan hunger strike
4. China Army Chief Visits India
5. Tibetan exiles plan another fast-to-death protest in India
6. Tibet fasters renew protest after Indian police swoop, suicide bid
7. Dalai Lama to visit Austria
8. Australia Tibet Council (ATC) celebrates Gendun Choekyi Nyima's birthday

Monday, April 27 (2)

1. India halts Tibetan hunger strike
2. Tibetan sets himself on fire as fasters hauled off
3. Tibetan hunger strike stopped
4. ABC Radio News, Monday afternoon, April 27
5. ABC Radio News, Monday afternoon, April 27
6. World Solidarity Hunger Strike & Prayer Rally for Tibet
7. NEWS FROM MOSCOW

Tuesday, April 28

1. Thupten Nogdup (age 60) passed away at 12.15 (midnight)
2. Statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
3. Tibetans will continue struggle (THE TIMES OF INDIA)
4. Tibetan critical after immolation bid
5. Tibetan's immolation bid embarrasses Government
6. Alleged Violations of Rights of Believers in Tibet Refuted
7. Albright to Raise Tibet in China Talks

Tuesday, April 28 (2)

1. Survival chances of Tibetan protester remote: hospital
2. Dalai Lama Supports Tibet Activists
3. Tibetans renew hunger strike, doctors say protester dying
4. Dalai Lama seeks global support for Tibet, hunger strike renewed
5. China hits out at US Tibet official in Albright delegation
6. Stolen Tibetan Buddha returned by FBI

Wednesday, April 29

1. Fiery Protest
2. Delhi fast: Dalai Lama in fix
3. Statement issued by the Kashag on the passing away of Mr. Thubten Ngodup
4. Biography of the late Thubten Ngodup
5. Tibetan dies after self-immolation, exiles warn of bloodshed
6. Dalai Lama Admits Failure
7. Tibetan Protester Dies in India
8. Albright to talk tough on Tibet
9. US, China upbeat over presidential summit

Thursday, April 30

1. Thousands gather for Tibetan's funeral in India
2. Tibetans prepare for funeral of protester
3. Tibetan self-immolation questions Dalai Lama's middle-path
4. Death sparks violence fears
5. Chinese president thwarts Albright attempt to raise Tibet issue
6. China says disputed choice for Panchen Lama is safe
7. China urges Dalai Lama to do "something useful" for Tibet
8. China gets tough with Albright on sanctions, Tibet

Thursday, April 30 (2)

1. Dalai Lama (AP)
2. China lays down hard line on Tibet's Dalai Lama
3. Tibet Film Comes in from Cold Shoulder
4. Madeleine Albright and China's Jiang enjoy a strol
5. Tibetan activists in N.Y. mourn death of protester
6. SYDNEY TIBETANS JOIN HUNGER STRIKE
7. Dalai Lama arrives for two-week U.S. visit
8. Dalai Lama Wants China Dialogue
9. Judicial probe sought into action against Tibetans


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