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WTN Archives: March, 1999

Monday, March 1

1. Dalai Lama recovering from fever, says aide
2. Beyond Dreamland
3. Glimpses of Hope
4. Toxic China

Tuesday, March 2

1. U.S. photographer finds Tibet no paradise (Reuters)
2. Tibetan refugees take bitter with sweet (Reuters)
3. Why the Peace March? A letter from the Tibetan Community Association, AU

Wednesday, March 3

1. Torture hardens peaceful Tibetan activists (Reuters)
2. Editorial - Le Monde
3. Poachers Sentenced
4. Dalai Lama set to visit Cape for millennium festivities
5. Religion Today
6. China's abuses

Thursday, March 4

1. Torture hardens peaceful Tibetan activists (Reuters)
2. Tibetan families separated by politics (Reuters)

Friday, March 5

1. Tibetan woman says UN prevented public testimony (Reuters)
2. Concerns over population block ..(IPS)
3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Brazil (BTSG)
4. Saving Face (GR)
5. Floods Spurred Tibet Action Lesson: Economic Development Goes With Conservation (CSM)
6. Saving the Himalayan forests, the Tibetan way China lets a US-based group train poor villages on how to both exploit and save critical forest preserves (CSM)

Saturday, March 6

1. Tibetan issue in United Nations
2. His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit London in May 1999

Sunday, March 7

1. China blasts Dalai Lama before Tibet anniversary (Reuters)
2. China Dismisses U.N. Rights Resolution Threat (Reuters)
3. Time is running out for Tibet GP)

Monday, March 8

1. Tibetan Resentment Swells On Anniversary Eve (AFP)
2. No light in sight (TG)
3. THuman Rights Report Card Condemns Canada's China Strategy (CTC)
4. Chronology of major events in Tibet (AFP)

Tuesday, March 9

1. India-Tibetan Anniversary (AP)
2. Tibetan culture becomes fashion show to parade 40 years of Chinese rule (TG)
3. China hits out at Dalai Lama on anniversary eve (Reuters)
4. Forty years on, exiled Tibetans losing patience (Reuters)
5. China beefs up security along Nepal-Tibet border (Kyodo)
6. India tightens Dalai Lama's security (UPI)
7. Tibetan monks toil to keep religion alive (Reuters)
8. UN apologizes for blocking Tibetan woman's speech (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 10

1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's March 10th 1999 Statement

Wednesday, March 10 (2)

1. Dalai Lama appeals for dialogue with China on uprising anniversary (AFP)
2. China puts riot soldiers into Lhasa for uprising anniversary (AFP)
3. Protests reported in Lhasa to commemorate 40th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising (FTC)
4. Tibet in total impasse after four decades of Chinese repression (AFP)
5. Tibetans march in Indian capital (AFP)
6. Festive atmosphere as Tibetan exiles, Hollywood, mark uprising (AFP)
7. Tibetan government head predicts freedom in Dalai Lama's lifetime (AFP)
8. Forty Years of Chinese Rule: A Personal View from Tibet (TIN)

Thursday, March 11

1. Monks arrested for shouting slogans in Tibetan capital (AP)

Thursday, March 11 (2)

1. City Council of Atlanta, Georgia (ICLT)
2. Proclamation - St. John's, New Foundland
4. Proclamation - State of Wisconsin

Thursday, March 11 (3)

1. Tibetan monks detained for two protests to mark uprising (AFP)
2. China says the door is open to Dalai Lama (Reuters)
3. Tibetan Youth Congress Central Executive Committee
4. Tibetans mark 40 years in the wilderness (GM)
5. Tibetan independence still lost on horizon (ANN)
6. 'Free Tibet' protest in Pokhara, Nepal
7. Tibetans frustrated by long, fruitless campaign (CP)

Friday, March 12

1. Biggest Tibetan Women Demonstration In Delhi
2. Tibetan women stage march in Indian capital (AFP)
3. The Tibetan Tradegy Still Goes On (DN)
4. Message from Benjamin Gilman
5. Message from Sen. Connie Mack of Florida
6. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
7. Refugees Occupy Camp in Front of United Nations
8. Chinese Self-Praise On Date Of Tibet Uprising (ND)

Sunday, March 13

1. Protesters Call For Chinese Withdrawal From Tibet (PA)
2. A day of March 10 activities in snowy Ottawa...
3. US Tibet coordinator aims to visit Dalai Lama's base (AFP)
4. Tibetans brave death to seek Dalai Lama's blessings for freedom drive (AF= P)

Sunday, March 14

1. Dalai Lama to visit Brazil at invitation of support group (AFP)
2. His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brazil - April 4th and 7th
3. Raising Tibet's future (AFP)
4. An interview with Richard Gere

Tuesday, March 16

1. Tibetan flag flies high above the Chinese Embassy
2. UN 'misled' on Tibetan trio (SCMP)
3. Gaden Relief Projects Celebrates Ten Years (CTC)
4. Tibet A Raped Country (NA)

Wednesday, March 17

1. China Sharpens Her Tone Against Tibet (GP)
2. Where do all scared rabbits come from? (GP)

Thursday, March 18

1. Otherwise occupied
2. In search of the Snow Lion
4. Gyuto Monks tour of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia and 10 march anniversary

Friday, March 19

1. China secret conclave recommends fresh offensive against the Dalai Lama
2. Swiss police arrest four demonstrators against China's Tibet policy
3. China's president plans charms offensive in Europe
4. Voice of America Editorial on Tibet broadcast on March 18, 1999

Friday, March 19 (2)

1. Opening Statement of Chairman Benjamin A. Gilman
2. Special Coordinator Julia Taft's testimony on Capitol Hill
3. Testimony of Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Saturday, March 20

1. Death of 32 political prisoners in Tibet since 1987, association says
2. Give us self-rule and we'll be loyal, Dalai Lama tells China
3. If We Don't Act, the War Will Spread'
4. Saltmen of Tibet is a documentary, like a dry lake bed
5. "Shahtoosh," king of wool, spells extinction for rare antelope

Sunday, March 21

1. Ken Knaus' statement at House Hearing on Tibet
2. Group calls China two-faced over Tibetan tour (ABC)
3. Film displays Tibet's hardship and beauty

Monday, March 22

2. EU backs away from showdown with China over rights abuses
3. Jiang faces rights protests in Rome
4. Chinese dissident blasts Europe as Jiang meets Italian president
5. Rights protestors chant "freedom" at Jiang
6. Amnesty International urges Swiss to be tough with China's Jiang
7. Europe ducks China resolution
8. Summary of the two-day seminar (Tibet: Role of India)

Tuesday, March 23

1. Major new study of political imprisonment in Tibet
2. China must meet standards on human rights, German minister says
3. Dalai Lama To Visit Miami In April -
4. Jiang pressed by Italian leaders over rights
6. Tibet Resolution in Massachusetts, Princeton, and New Paltz

Wednesday, March 24

1. Monks Vow To Follow Dalai Lama
2. Rights protesters set to greet Chinese President in Switzerland
3. President Jiang's Venice Visit Hits Rocks Of Protest
4. Yellow Peril' Novelist Calls For More Tibet Rights
5. Climbers set out to unravel Everest mystery

Thursday, March 25

1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Addresses the Tibetan Parliament
2. The Dalai Lama to Visit South America and United States in April 1999
3. Chinese President Jiang Zemin says Swiss insulted him
4. Chinese president criticizes Swiss for allowing pro-Tibetan demonstrators
5. President Jiang Arrives For Historic Switzerland Visit
6. Chinese president furious at Swiss human rights protests

Friday, March 26

1. U.S. To Seek U.N. Vote On China Human Rights
2. Tibet protest discomfits visiting Chinese leader
3. Jiang assails Swiss for a protest on Tibet
4. Pro-Tibet voices in Switzerland irk China leader
5. Chinese public told how Jiang handled "a racket" in Switzerland
6. OPINION - Why intervene here and not there?
7. Clinton To Meet Chinese Premier Zhu April 8

Saturday, March 27

1. U.S. to Cite China Rights Abuses
2. U.S. overlooked possible solutions to Kosovo crisis
3. Florida Splendid China

Sunday, March 28

1. German FM firmly criticizes Chinese human rights
2. US backs UN resolution condemning Chinese abuses
3. Confusing U.S. foreign policy
4. China opposes US move for UN resolution condemning rights abuses
5. He'll Keep His 'Corner' in N.Y.
7. Aung San Suu Kyi's husband dies in Oxford

Sunday, March 28 (2)

1. The World's Youngest Political Prisoner

Monday, March 29

1. Jiang again dogged by human rights in Austria
2. Jiang winds up visit clouded by rights, Kosovo
3. Floridians snap up free passes to see Dalai Lama
4. TWIN AMBITIONS - Motherhood and a debut as a director are keeping Joan Chen focused

Tuesday, March 30

1. Report Alleges Maltreatment In Tibetan Prison
2. China tightens controls on foreign tourists in Tibet
3. Chinese President Jiang leaves Austria for home
4. Lewes MP unfurls banner in Commons NORMAN FLIES FLAG FOR TIBET
5. China may join hands with Russia against U.S. 'hegemony'

Wednesday, March 31

1. Tibetan national conference begins in Dharamsala
2. Beijing Charges Dissident Teenager Arrest for Subversion Extends Crackdown
3. Death of a Human Rights Defender
4. An American Starts a 33 day Fast For Tibet in Los Angeles

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