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WTN Archives: April, 1999

Thursday, April 1

1. Officials in Tibet told to step up security near Indian border
2. US Slams China, Cuba For Abuses At UN Rights Body
3. Yugoslavia, China on US list of worst human rights abusers
4. When will NATO intervene in Tibet?
5. D.C. OFFICE OF FREE CHINA MOVEMENT & DEMOCRACY FIRST IN WASHINGTON

Friday, April 2

1. China Blames Dalai Lama For Backward Tibet (AFP)
2. 'Windhorse': Mixed metaphor for hope
3. FAST FOR FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN TIBET DAY #4

Saturday, April 3

1. Dalai Lama heads to Brazil Monday for four-day visit
2. Tibetan leader's speech to be transmitted live on the Internet
3. Tense Relations Won't Stop Chinese Premier's U.S. Visit
4. Tibetan Youth Congress gears up for follow up action
5. More Statements Raise China and Tibet at the UN Commission on Human Rights
6. MIKE ROSEN: Using U.S. military might judiciously

Saturday, April 3 (2)

1. EXILE AND THE KINGDOM
2. Exile and the Kingdom
3. The Flight from Lhasa, 40 Years On
4. Little Lhasa - Dharamshala: A Refuge from Shangrila

Sunday, April 4

1. Disputes Won't Stall Zhu's US Visit
2. 33 Day Fast For Tibet By An American Stopped Due to Sudden Deterioration in Health
3. NATO strikes in Yugoslavia could lead to "world war": Chinese premier
4. Indian defence minister has close links with Tamil Tigers: MP

Monday, April 5

1. Dalai Lama arrives in Brazil.
2. Dalai Lama exudes optimism on Tibet
3. Tibetan protestors urge UN censure of China
4. TYC RESUMES INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE IN GENEVA
5. Letter to the Editor - Human scale of conflict, expanded
6. Chinese dissident demands right to return home

Tuesday, April 6

1. Chinese premier arrives in U.S. for nine-day visit
2. Why act on Kosovo?
3. Schools nix monks' visit
4. Dalai Lama, April 16th Speech at Flordia International University
5. Forty Years in Tibet Women are the easiest targets of Chinese occupation
6. Blood in the snow

Wednesday, April 7

1. Update Two from TIBETAN YOUTH CONGRESS, Camp Geneva
2. China's Zhu spells out fears over NATO bombings
3. Chinese community speaks in 2 voices over visit
4. Praise, Protest Greet Chinese Premier
5. Chinese Premier makes first visit in 15 years
6. Study to look into Tibetan herbal cancer treatment
7. Hong Kong Cracks Down on Shahtoosh Traders
8. Tibet's healing arts of music and dance

Thursday, April 8

1. Zhu links Kosovo and Northern Ireland
2. Zhu bracing for protests during Colorado visit
3. Dedicated Tibetan Disappeared
4. Fernandes pursuing his own agenda: CPI(M)
5. Dalai Lama meets with Brazil's Cardoso
6. Dialogue is best way to solve Kosovo conflict: Dalai Lama
7. Tibetan leader Dalai Lama in Argentina
8. Dalai Lama says Tibet needs "genuine autonomy"
9. Clinton calls Chinese crackdown "troubling"

Friday, April 9

1. Update Three from TIBETAN YOUTH CONGRESS Camp Geneva
2. Activists Urge Clinton Not To Sacrifice Rights For Trade
3. Dalai Lama: World Must Embrace China
4. Zhu says 'room for improvement' on rights; blasts US-led condemnation
5. UN torture expert invited to China
6. Monk's visit marks 40th anniversary of Dalai Lama's exile

Saturday, April 10

1. Dalai Lama honored in Argentina
2. Activists Urge Clinton Not To Sacrifice Rights For Trade
3. Chinese upset with Dalia Lama envoy being invited to Asian Society dinner
4. Tibetan envoy bows out of dinner honoring Chinese PM
5. Canberra Rights Team on Truth Mission to Tibet
6. US Call on China Goes Unheeded
7. Robert Thurman makes the Tibetan path accessible to Westerners

Sunday, April 11

1. Protesters greet premier with chants, burning flags 23 arrested downtown at rallies against China
2. Protesters, police cut deal
3. Dalai Lama: World Must Embrace China
4. UN Torture Expert Invited to China

Monday, April 12

1. Update Five-TYC Hunger Strike in Geneva
2. Forgive Pinochet, says Dalai Lama
3. Dalai Lama suggests Chile's Pinochet be forgiven
4. Dalai Lama calls for harmony among all religions
5. Outlawed party calls for political reforms in China

Tuesday, April 13

1. Solidarity Activities in India in Support of TYC Hunger Strike in Geneva
2. Dalai Lama pays respects to Chilean cardinal
3. Tibetans to remember Chinese leader who apologised for their plight
4. China Defends Human Rights Record
5. China defends human rights record ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
6. China on alert ahead of sensitive anniversary
7. China gears up for sensitive anniversaries, boasts of rights record
8. China returns fire in human rights battle
9. Wei Jingsheng favours "moderate" rights resolution against Beijing

Tuesday, April 14

1. CANADA SHOULD PRESS CHINESE PREMIER ZHU RONGJI ON CHILD PRISONER
2. Mayor wants China to improve human rights
3. Mayor ends flag flap to keep Chinese premier's tour on track
4. Tibet Flag Threatens China's Zhu Newfoundland Visit
5. Chinese premier gets warm reception after all
6. Tibet flag gone, China's Zhu visits Newfoundland

Tuesday, April 14 (2)

1. Tibetan Died as a Result of Torture in Prison
2. China Premier: Don't Fear China
3. Well-wishers drown protesters for Chinese Premier Zhu's visit
4. Protesters Clash, Burn Flags Before Zhu MIT Speech

Thursday, April 15

1. AXWORTHY CONFUSED ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS
2. Chinese premier arrives to pomp and protest Tiananmen's tenth anniversary
3. Dollars and despots make sad bedfellows
4. Tibetan flag down after complaint
5. Tibetan Flag Threatens Zhu's Newfoundland Trip
6. Chinese premier's visit sparks controversy
7. Newfoundland fog damps Premier Zhu's Canada tour kickoff
8. The Letter to the Editor
9. Update Six on TYC Hunger Strike in Geneva

Friday, April 16

1. Chinese premier frustrated with criticism over human rights
2. Chinese demand protest buffer around Zhu
3. Update Seven on TYC Hunger Strike in Geneva
4. U.S. Submits China Rights Resolution To U.N.
5. Beasties' Tibetan Concert Goes Global
6. In Her Shoes, You'd Help Tibetans Too

Saturday, April 17

1. Tragedy of Tibet The Chinese boot will remain firmly on the neck of Tibetans
2. THE VISIT OF PREMIER ZHU China's leader touchy on Tibet Irritated premier links situation with Quebec
3. Chinese Premier Irked by Questions
4. TIBET FLAG REMOVED FOR CHINA LEADER'S VISIT
5. Canada's Chretien raises rights issue with Zhu
6. Dalai Lama criticizes United States for continuing to rely on militarism

Saturday, April 17 (2)

1. Japan to reject China's U.N. motion on rights
2. China Balkans expert urges action over Kosovo
3. When to Jump In: The World's Other Wars
4. Beastie Boy fights for Tibet's right to parity
5. Tibetan Freedom Concert 1999 - Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney and Tokyo - June 13, 1999

Sunday, April 18

1. OPINION - Zhu's noisy welcome
2. Mayor making readers white hot over hat debate
3. Zhu white-hatted
4. PM and China's Zhu take heat on rights Chr=E9tien defends his guest, says Tibet can't be likened to Kosovo
5. Jeers, cheers for Chinese premier
6. Update Eight on TYC Hunger Strike in Geneva
7. Tibetan monk's story strikes emotions locally
8. Tokyo governor's pro-Tibet, Taiwan remarks raise ire of China media

Sunday, April 18 (2)

1. Dalai Lama inspires throng with humility
2. Cuban exiles view Dalai Lama as `brother'
3. A heady mix of scenes from divine to secular
4. South Floridians giddy over the Dalai Lama's visit to FIU on Friday
5. Free spirit calls to our hearts

Monday, April 19

1. More protests on final days of Zhu's visit
2. Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji arrives on Canada's west coast
3. Weary Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji cancels visit to Canadian science lab
4. Japanese government blames Tokyo governor for anti-China remarks
5. Update Nine on Tibetan Youth Congress Hunger Strike in Geneva
6. A Montreal photographer's exhibit captures poetry amid Chinese oppression

Tuesday, April 20

1. Protest takes to the skies as Zhu winds up his visit
2. Zhu offers protesters free trips to Tibet
3. Chinese PM Being Dogged By Tibet Demonstrators
4. Taiwan Tourists Crash Zhu's Canadian Garden Party
5. A report received from Kollegal (South of India)
6. Embittered Serb student says bombing is senseless
7. Tibetan and Taiwanese Hunger Strikes

Wednesday, April 21

1. China's Balkan Crisis
2. When Heaven Shed Blood

Wednesday, April 21 (2)

1. Taiwan policy defended
2. China Premier Rebukes Protesters, Ends Canada Visit
3. China's PM warns force an option in Taiwan
4. Radio Free Asia Awards Continental Electronics $1.7 Million Contract for State-of-the-Art 100 kW Shortwave Transmitter

Thursday, April 22

1. Whither Tibet?
2. ON 25th APRIL 1999 : THE YOUNGEST POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE WORLD WILL BE 10 YEARS OLD
3. Child Prisoner will Celebrate 10th Birthday in Detention New Website Launched in Commemoration
4. Copy of letter sent to Newsweek correcting Liu's article
5. 24 HOURS OF CONTINUOUS MUSIC WORLDWIDE
6. Tibet Cafe Flourishes in Argentina

Friday, April 23

1. WHILE CHINA WINS VOTE AT THE UN AFRICAN COUNTRIES SNUB BEIJING
2. REPORT FROM THE UN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN GENEVA Hunger-striking Tibetans in front of the UN Building
3. China escapes censure at U.N. rights body
4. Tokyo's new chief takes fresh swipe at "inhumane" China
5. Letters to the Editors
6. Press Release for Children's Panchen Lama Web Site http://www.tibet.ca/panchenlama
7. Get elevated at Roof of the World bar
8. Students' essays on Asia earn honors

Saturday, April 24

1. OPINION - The Dalai Lama's message
2. PRESS RELEASE FROM FRANCE-TIBET ASSOCIATION

Sunday, April 25

1. OPINION - Sudan slavery, torture worse than Kosovo blood bath
2. Buchanan's Foreign Policy Rhetoric Refreshingly Blunt in Clinton Era

Monday, April 26

1. Press statement on the birthday of the XI Panchen Lama
2. There's hope for Alberta!
3. Hollywood Star Supports Tibetan Hunger Strikers
4. Gere to visit Kosovo refugees -- report
5. Sino-Indian border talks from today
6. China Escapes U.N. Rights Censure, Scoffs At U.S.
7. China Targets Antelope Poachers

Tuesday, April 27

1. UpdateTwelve on TYC Hunger Strike in Geneva
2. Updates from India in regarding to the hunger strike in Geneva
3. Calls to Free Lama
4. Relax and kick back, as only the Tibetans can
5. China, Israel Agree To Keep Hands Off Kosovo Crisis
6. Santa Fe, New Mexico Passes Resolution on Tibet

Tuesday, April 27 (2)

1. Rangzen Charter: Appeal to My Fellow Tibetans and Freedom-loving People Everywhere

Wednesday, April 28

1. Plan Could Send Chinese Into Tibet
2. Update Thirteen from Tibetan Youth Congress Hunger Strike Hunger
3. State of New Mexico has passed a Resolution
4. His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City August 12 - 15 Public Talk in Central Park; Teachings at the Beacon Theater
5. Gere Visits Albanian Refugee Camp

Thursday, April 29

1. Chinese farm-aid plan spurs concern for Tibet
2. Belgrade sending positive signals
3. Dalai Lama to visit Belgium in May
4. ANCIENT WISDOM, MODERN WORLD Ethics for a New Millennium
5. News Update from Tibet Bureau, Geneva

Friday, April 30

1. World Bank funds controversial population transfer scheme
2. Update on first Death Anniversary of Martyr Thupten Ngodup (TYC)


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