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WTN Archives: April, 2004

Published by the Canada Tibet committee

Thursday, April 1

1. Dalai Lama transfers his powers to Parliament-in-exile (ANI)
2. Democracy Dalai-Style, at Dharamsala (TOI)
3. The Buddha's daughter: A young Tibetan-Chinese woman has an unprecedented role to play.(TNY)

Friday, April 2

1. Dalai Lama to give peace of his mind
2. Ayodhya dispute will be resolved by dialogue: Advani
3. Tibet's `nowhere people' want their country freed
4. China raids Tibetan monastery
5. Italian Parliament Resolves to Stop Tulku's Execution
6. Tibetan marathoner to speak tonight

Saturday, April 3

1. First Tibetan passport found in Nepal
2. Vaclav Havel cancels Vancouver visit
4. PM urged to meet Dalai Lama
5. Popular Tibetan Singer, Composer arrested in China
6. TYC Hunger Strike Unto Death at United Nations: Day One
7. Support for Hunger Strike

Sunday, April 4

1. Chinese state security arrests two Tibetan artistes (AFP)
2. First Tibetan passport found in Nepal junk shop
3. Statement from Shakabpa family regarding Tsepon Shakabpa's passport
4. Shakabpa Passport Recovered
5. Enter the lost horizon
6. When Buddha came to suburbia

Monday, April 5

1. PM urged to broker talks on Tibet between China and Dalai Lama
2. Who's afraid of the Dalai Lama?
3. Mayor faces Dalai Lama conundrum
4. First Tibetan Woman to run the London Marathon

Monday, April 6

1. China's White Paper on Human Rights: A Whitewash
2. Xinjiang and China's strategy in Central Asia
3. TYC Hunger Strike Unto Death at United Nations
4. The Tibetan Project': A Coma Becomes the Real World, With a History of Modern Tibet
5. Opposition outraged by foreign aid to China: $65.4-million annually: Beijing ranks fourth on list of Canadian aid beneficiaries

Wednesday, April 7

1. Martin meditates over meeting with Dalai Lama
2. Meet the Dalai Lama

Thursday, April 8

1. Dalai Lama's visit puts Canadian officials on political tightrope (CP)
2. China warns PM not to meet Dalai Lama
3. Dalai Lama's visit puts Canadian officials on political tightrope
4. China isn't a charity case

Thursday, April 8 (2)

1. Situation in Tibet yet to improve
2. A Buddhist practices tough prostration for world peace
3. Graduate student arrested during ambassador's speech
4. TYC led Indefinite Hunger Strike Update..
5. Chinese ambassador visit sparks protests
6. China to construct highway from Nepal to Tibet
7. Protest march by Tibetan body
8. Hundreds Rally on Behalf of Tibetan Tenzin Delek at UN Human Rights Commission
9. Two foreigners arrested for staying without documents

Friday, April 9

1. Time to meet the Dalai Lama
2. Martin's dilly-dally on Dalai Lama visit shows weakness
3. Reject China's arrogance
4. Opposition urges PM to meet Dalai Lama
5. Martin's choice is clear: The Dalai Lama, not China
6. Dalai Lama visit a `no-brainer'

Friday, April 9 (2)

1. Students show support for a free Tibet
2. TYC led Indefinite Hunger Strike Update
3. Tibet: Cry of The Snow Lion ***
4. Chinese premier orders halt to controversial dam project Advertisement
5. Dreaming of Tibet

Saturday, April 10

1. Holy? 'Nonsense'
2. Tibetan exiles upset at Canadian PM's reluctance to see Dalai Lama
3. Message of harmony
4. China pushing its own Panchen Lama choice
5. `What the heck is going on in Tibet?'

Sunday, April 11

1. Martin still undecided about meeting Dalai Lama
2. Beijing must not set Canadian policies
3. TYC led Indefinite Hunger Strike update: Day Nine
4. Community thrived by avoiding politics
5. In China, a Buddhist settlement struggles with officialdom
6. A monk's milieu

Monday, April 12

1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Leaves for United States and Canada
2. Dalai Lama off to 3-nation tour
3. Canadian PM under siege over Dalai Lama trip
4. Martin and the Dalai Lama
5. Driving Home Support for Tibet: DC area Tibetans launch historic license plate
6. 2-week bike trek supports freedom

Tuesday, April 13

1. Meeting with Dalai Lama irks China
2. Martin set to meet Dalai Lama Ignores protests from China
3. Martin to meet with Dalai Lama despite protests from China
4. Martin to meet Dalai Lama later this month
5. The Dalai Lama visits
6. China doesn't decide who Martin meets
7. Martin should defy China and meet Dalai Lama
8. Dalai Lama meets DPJ member during Narita stopover
9. Peace Ride for Tibet's Independence

Wednesday, April 14

1. Canadian Tibetans Welcome Dalai Lama-Martin Meeting
2. Martin makes right decision
3. Canada shouldn't flirt with separatist Dalai Lama: Chinese embassy
4. PM to defy China, meet Dalai Lama
5. Canadian prime minister to meet Dalai Lama
6. Richard Gere, U.S. UN Representative Meet Tibetan Hunger Strikers Outside UN
7. Free China Movement, China Support Network jointly appeal for Tibetan campaigners to stop hunger striking at the UN
8. Peace Ride for Tibet's Independence
9. Tibet to spend more on road construction by 2005

Wednesday, April 14 (2)

1. China issues warning on meeting Dalai Lama (TS)
2. Dalai Lama like a Quebec separatist, China says
3. Tibetan monks biking to Canada stop in Carlisle
4. Dealing with Beijing
5. Revised Guidelines for Development in Tibet

Thursday, April 15

1. Tibet is a truly lost cause
2. PM stands by decision to meet Dalai Lama
3. Canadian PM meeting with Dalai Lama shows power of public
4. PM defends meeting with Dalai Lama even though arrangements muted
5. Police and paramedics on guard for Dalai Lama's Canada visit
6. Tibet: A fading dream
7. Couple pedals to raise Tibet awareness
8. Protesters roll through Carroll
9. KFC Not Chicken in Tibet

Thursday, April 15 (2)

1. The distance between Tibet and Quebec
2. Canada in a fix over Dalai Lama's visit
3. PM to meet Dalai Lama in a 'spiritual frame'
4. Letters to The Ottawa Citizen - April 14, 2004
5. Dalai Lama hits screens before visit
6. Tibetan monks, refugees bicycle for freedom

Friday, April 16

1. Canada awaits Dalai Lama, as row rattles with China
2. Politicians to tread lightly when meeting Dalai Lama
3. Buying Dalai Lama's favourite snack just one of last- minute jobs
4. Tibetans hope Dalai Lama's visit with Martin won't affect talks with China
5. More to Tibet than meets the eye
6. Dalai fever hits Canada
7. United Nations High Commissioner issued a statement on the Tibetan Youth Congress Indefinite Hunger Strike
8. Bike Riders Express Support for Hunger Strikers

Saturday, April 17

1. Tibetan hopes
2. Martin's meeting with Dalai Lama is commendable
3. Comparing Quebec with Tibet absurd
4. Officials Journey With Takna into Chinese Prisons
5. Dining Out: Lungta, Tibet Kitchen - Bastion of Tibet's culture found in food

Sunday, April 18

1. Dalai Lama prepared to brief PM on Tibet
2. He's No Business Guru, but a Lot of Stock Is Put in His Advice
3. Butter, bones and silence
4. Vancouver abuzz over Dalai Lama
5. Not for hire
6. Hello Dalai
7. Spiritual Guidance
8. Breakdance and tai-chi, all for a cause

Sunday, April 18 (2)

1. Dalai Lama flies into Canada, into middle of political row
2. Politics not on agenda, Dalai Lama says
3. Letter to the Editor
4. Tibetan exiles show democratic prototype
5. Dalai Lama set to arrive in Canada, Beijing cries foul
6. Dalai Lama flies into political row in Canada
7. Defending democracy
8. Irking China
9. UN official visits the hunger strikers - Day 15 & 16

Monday, April 19

1. Dalai Lama transfers his powers to Parliament-in-exile (ANI)
2. Dalai Lama tries to enlighten 26,000 in B.C.(TG)
3. Asking Only 'Meaningful Autonomy' for Tibet, says Dalai Lama (VOA)
4. China unclear on democratic concept (TG)
5. Butter, bones and silence (GM)
6. Tibetan hopes: Dalai Lama visits to urge West to take a firmer stand on the Chinese occupation (MM)
7. 'I have no interest in politics': Dalai Lama (VS)
8. Inspiring the young (OCR)
9. Thank you Grand Valley, my other land of snow (GVL)

Tuesday, April 20

1. TYC led Indefinite Hunger Strike Update.. Day 17 & 18
2. Tibetan monk will create a sand mandala of the Buddha of Compassion at Bard from April 23-26
3. Miss Tibet contest in October

Wednesday, April 21

1. China is blackmailing Canada, senator says (GM)
2. Dalia Lama Wraps Up 4 Day Visit to Vancouver (VOA)
3. Dalai Lama trip to take political overtone (TS)
4. NFB to screen Tibet doc cautiously (GM)
5. Canada and Tibet - Working Together Toward Peace
6. Documentary explores role of Tibetan Buddhism in western spiritual life (CP)
7. Local Protest Supports UN Strike (BDP)
8. Bike Riders Visit 9/11 Memorial for Flight 93

Thursday, April 22

1. ATPD Lauds Hunger Strikers (TN)
2. Interview with Pema Jungney, Chairman of the Tibetan Assembly (TN)
3. Canadian PM to ignore China protests and meet Dalai Lama (AFP)
4. Dalai Lama stirs political pot before meeting Canadian PM (AFP)
5. Poll puts Dalai Lama atop B.C.'s list of most admired (VS)
6. Human Rights on the rocks at the UN
7. Tibetans in exile struggle to keep culture alive (RFA)
8. Dalai Lama's nephew praises book on China (TT)
9. China arrests four Tibetan nuns on return from India (RFA)

Friday, April 23

1. Ethnic Changes in Occupied Tibet - Consequences for South Asian Security

Saturday, April 24

1. TYC led Indefinite Hunger Strike Update: Day 19, 20 & 21
2. Canada PM defies China, meets Dalai Lama (AFP)
3. Prime Minister meets with Dalai Lama (CBC)
4. Dalai Lama's Tibet hopes - It should stay part of China, exiled leader says
5. Martin expects to discuss human rights in meeting with Dalai Lama (AP)
6. Why the PM won't talk about human rights (OC)
7. Dalai Lama says envoys could return to China soon (Reuters)

Sunday, April 25

1. Dalai Lama arrives to emotional crowd (TS)
2. Dalai Lama addresses packed house in Ottawa (AFP)
3. Canada sets a global example: Dalai Lama (CP)
4. Dalai Lama busy in first day in Toronto (CP)
5. How Buddhism was reincarnated In exile, Tibet's lamas adapted to West (TS)
6. Bay Area Tibetans hunger strike for New York compatriots

Monday, April 26

1. TYC led Indefinite Hunger Strike Update. Day 24
2. Statement by Japan Parliamentarian Group for Tibet on the Tibetan Youth Congress Hunger Strike
3. Panchen Lama's release sought (Tribune)
4. Plea to China: Punish us, punish us - please (GM)
5. Security tight for 'Tibet' Fear is of retaliation by Chinese (HR)
6. Compassion is the key to happiness, Dalai Lama tells devotees in Toronto (CP)
7. Moscow considers possible visit of Dalai Lama (Interfax)
8. Canada Watches for Chinese Spies at 'Tibet' Screening (Reuters)
9. Tibetan peace riders greet Dalai Lama in Toronto (IDS)

Tuesday, April 27

1. After Meeting PM, His Holiness Begins Kalachakra (TN)
2. Dalai Lama brought us his light, practical heart In my daily life (OC)
3. Beijing butchering Tibetans, says Bob Macdonald (TS)
4. Dalai Lama: Compassion is the key to happiness, dialogue the path to peace (CP)
6. Exiled Tibetans march on Panchen Lama's 15th birthday (ANI)
7. Panchen Lama's birthday celebration in France
8. Local NGOs aid Tibetan refugees living in India (TT)
9. 16 Candidates Short-listed for Election of 3 Deputies (TN)

Wednesday, April 28

1. Hello, Dalai, it's so nice to have you back ...; (HS)
2. Documentary sheds light on Tibetan Dalai Lama supporters (CBC)
3. Dalai Lama delights in accepting honorary degree from University of Toronto (CP)
4. Tibetan monk expelled from monastery for Dalai Lama prayer (RFA)
5. Tibetan Political Prisoners Receive UN Attention (TN)
6. Chinese Theme Park Incited Anger Instead of Amusement
7. Monk's message at Bard: Art, like life, is fleeting (DF)

Wednesday, April 28 (2)

1. An Open Letter to Kofi Annan from Three Tibetans on Hunger Strike (IHT)
2. TYC led Indefinite Hunger Strike Update: Day 25 & 26 (TYC)
3. Takna, Deputies Pay Tribute to a Martyr (TN)
4. Being the last Dalai Lama doesn't trouble monk currently filling role (CP)
5. Canada lets greed trump rights in Tibet (OC)
6. Russia hints at a Possible Visit of His Holiness (TN)
7. Eel release aids refugees (PL)
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