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WTN Archives: December, 1999

Wednesday, December 1

1. Renewed appeal to see the Panchen Lama
2. The shame of Tibet will not go away (SMH)
3. Mbeki to meet Dalai Lama (SAPA)

Thursday, December 2

1. HUNDREDS CALL FOR TIBETAN FREEDOM, NO WTO FOR CHINA MORE ARRESTS AT SEATTLE WTO PROTESTS
2. Dalai Lama visit to S. Africa sparks row
3. Groups want summit focus on human rights abuses
4. Groups evoke an earlier, angrier time
5. Resettlement plan to help poor stirs concerns Critics fear damage to habitat, erosion of minority rights

Friday, December 3

1. MBEKI UNDER FIRE AGAIN OVER DALAI LAMA MEETING
2. Parliament of World's Religions meet
3. Prueher To Be Sworn In As New US Ambassador To China

Saturday, December 4

1. A Multi-Faith Mission for the Millennium
2. Mongolia: the last frontier Buddhists are battling Christians for market share in post-communist Mongolia,

Sunday, December 5

1. Dalai Lama kept waiting over meeting with South African president
2. Touching Tibet by Niema Ash

Monday, December 6

1. Tutu, Mandela Could Mediate With China-Dalai Lama
2. Religion vital for challenges of new century: Mandela
3. Exiled Tibetan leader calls for Tutu, Mandela to mediate dispute with China
4. Insight - Bear with us: It's all about pandanomics
5. Wandering Spirits

Tuesday, December 7

1. Mbeki has no time to see Dalai Lama
2. Facing up to world abuse
3. Taking Aim at Chinese Policy, Lawyers Say: 'Hello, Dalai!'
4. Shroud over shawl traders

Wednesday, December 8

1. Dalai Lama Calls for Action at Religious Gathering
2. GOOD RELATIONS WITH CHINA IMPORTANT
3. Dalai Lama criticises gathering of world religious leaders
4. Waves of discontent shake China's leaders

Thursday, December 9

1. Dalai Lama charms Guguletu residents
2. DALAI LAMA DECLINES MBEKI INVITE
3. DALAI LAMA GOES TO GUGS
4. Religious meeting is useless: Dalai Lama
5. Dalai Lama Urges China Awareness
6. Human rights increasingly takes precedence over sovereignty in foreign affairs
7. World Bank and China

Friday, December 10

1. Do More Than Pray, Dalai Lama Says
2. PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS CLOSES
3. Dalai Lama OK with U.S., China trade Says countries must continue to bring up human rights issues
4. Dalai Lama foresees end to communist rule in China
5. Dalai Lama, Mbeki come close but fail to meet

Saturday, December 11

1. INDO-TIBETAN MAITRI YATRA BY MAHATMA GANDHI VISHWA MAITRI PARISHAD
2. Human rights violation in Tibet by Chinese govt. Tibetan youth to take out protest rally in City today
3. PROD CHINA ON HUMAN RIGHTS: DALAI LAMA
4. LIMIT ATTENDANCE AT RELIGIONS PARLIAMENT: NDUNGANE
5. China government tightened controls in 1999 -- rights group
6. World Bank Inspection Panel in Amsterdam

Sunday, December 12

1. Letter to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan
2. We're disenchanted with witches
3. Shangri-La isn't what it was

Monday, December 13

1. Dalai Lama seeks India, U.S. cooperation on Tibet
2. Global Religions in Action
3. The New Radicals
4. Plucky, Little and Doomed Tibet has been endlessly chewed without quite being swallowed

Tuesday, December 14

1. For Tibet and its distinct culture, the battle may already be lost
2. World's religions meet to talk, and inspire
3. The Millennium

Wednesday, December 15

1. THE BOSS - A Son With a Conscience
2. THE MANDALA OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
3. National Geographic to mark 2000 with a one-time-only new look

Thursday, December 16

1. 11 Tibetans reportedly died in prison after 1998 anti-Chinese protests
2. Showbiz people briefs

Friday, December 17

1. Giving computers eyes
2. China poses threat to Panama Canal
3. DISCHARGE

Saturday, December 18

1. The question of foreign investment and human-rights issues
2. Lead life with open mind: Dalai Lama
3. =91No anti-China activities in Nepal=92

Sunday, December 19

1. Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Varanasi
2. BOOKS: Spiritual books big items for Christmas giving this year

Monday, December 20

1. Increase in the sentence of eight Political Prisoners Two Political Prisoners Missing
2. Sacred Music Festival Adds Up to Success for Local Organizers

Tuesday, December 21

1. Warm Chinese welcome for "prostitute" Patten
2. China hangs tough on death penalty during summit with EU
3. The wrong churches in China
4. China Hopes For Security Talks With India Soon

Wednesday, December 22

1. Sentence extensions and shooting incident at Drapchi: confirmation of reprisals for May 1998 protests
2. Voice of Tibet radio launch new Mandarin language service on short wave and internet

Thursday, December 23

1. Rioting in Manali: probe blames cops
2. Press Council Ruling
3. How a Tibetan Trove Got to Newark
4. Influx of Chinese threatens to swamp Tibetan culture

Friday, December 24

1. His Holiness Dalai Lam dec 31 live webcast from Sarnath
3. INDO-TIBETAN MAITRI YATRA Update
4. Softly-softly Patten takes Chinese chill on the chin
5. Vicuna, the politically correct cashmere

Sunday, December 26

1. Back from Barbarism
2. What Good is Meditation?
3. Boardroom Buddhism

Monday, December 27

1. Life in Old Tibet
2. Partners in Exile
3. Why Buddhism, Why Now? And why in America?

Tuesday, December 28

1. Chinese Media Says Dalai Lama Supports Violence (Reuters)
2. Dalai Lama a double-dealer (China Daily)

Wednesday, December 29

1. S. Africa divided by foreign policies of ANC
2. The Dalai Lama to appear on CNN=92s Larry King Live

Thursday, December 30

1. Dalai Lama Unhurt in Road Accident
2. China's Rights Record Fails to Spark Outrage (LAT)
3. Mountain climbers to send peace message from Chile (Reuters)

Friday, December 31

1. Fewer Tibetan political prisoners, more deaths in detention
2. Fashion is becoming an outlet for Buddhist philosophy
3. Sorry, Jiang, colonialism in Asia is not dead yet


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