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October 20, 1987
Members of Congress will be allowed to visit Tibet, providing that their tour is for the "sole purpose" of promoting U.S.-Chinese friendship and that it comes at a convenient time, the Chinese Embassy in Washington said. California Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo) has announced plans to organize a congressional fact-finding mission to examine human rights in Tibet, where violent protests against Chinese rule have broken out.
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January 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Human rights abuses by Chinese authorities in Tibet increased in the last year, in a campaign to break Tibetans' loyalty to their exiled religious leader, the Dalai Lama, a monitoring group said Saturday. "Beijing's obsession with stability and control in Tibet was the predominant theme of the year 2000," said the annual report by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy.
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June 28, 1998 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the eight months since President Clinton's foreign policy team elevated religious freedom and human rights in Tibet to a priority issue in Washington's prickly relationship with China, visible progress has been virtually zero.
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June 12, 2000 | TORUS TAMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Amid a sea of U.S. and Tibetan flags, the two-week March for Tibetan Independence arrived Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier, the last stop of its Orange County leg. Passion for spreading awareness of Tibetans' concerns is driving the weary group of 13 freedom walkers.
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February 12, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Although conditions in Tibet have improved greatly in recent years, systematic abuses by the Chinese of basic human rights continue, according to an Asia Watch report made available to reporters here Thursday. "The people of Tibet are still not free to practice their religion as they choose, nor to express their opinions on political issues.
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August 2, 1996 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Usually they get all the attention, but at the Dalai Lama's teachings this week in Pasadena, celebrities congregated with the masses and gushed just liked the rest of the spiritual leader's followers.
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February 27, 1999 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its 22nd annual report on human rights, the State Department on Friday chronicled the curtailment of fundamental personal freedoms in China, noting, in particular, recent repression in Tibet. "In China, the government's human rights record deteriorated sharply at the end of 1998 with a crackdown against organized political dissent," Assistant Secretary of State Harold Koh said as he formally presented the report to Congress.
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March 11, 1999 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 75 placard-waving protesters marched in front of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday as part of an international demonstration marking an uprising 40 years ago against China's takeover in Tibet. "The Chinese are trying to annihilate the Tibetan people as a race," said Kesang Dolkar, an Orange County nurse who fled Tibet at the age of 9 in 1959. "Under the Chinese, there are starvation, torture, forced labor and mass murder," Dolkar said.
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June 12, 2000 | TORUS TAMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Amid a sea of U.S. and Tibetan flags, the two-week March for Tibetan Independence arrived Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier, the last stop of its Orange County leg. Passion for spreading awareness of Tibetans' concerns is driving the weary group of 13 freedom walkers.
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January 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Still recuperating from a trek across the Himalayas to escape Chinese-ruled Tibet, a teenage Buddhist leader was all smiles Saturday after a visit with the Dalai Lama. The 17th Karmapa, wearing a dark brown monk's robe and light orange scarf, grinned as he walked easily from the gate of the Dalai Lama's house to a yellow car.
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January 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Still recuperating from a trek across the Himalayas to escape Chinese-ruled Tibet, a teenage Buddhist leader was all smiles Saturday after a visit with the Dalai Lama. The 17th Karmapa, wearing a dark brown monk's robe and light orange scarf, grinned as he walked easily from the gate of the Dalai Lama's house to a yellow car.
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March 11, 1999 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 75 placard-waving protesters marched in front of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday as part of an international demonstration marking an uprising 40 years ago against China's takeover in Tibet. "The Chinese are trying to annihilate the Tibetan people as a race," said Kesang Dolkar, an Orange County nurse who fled Tibet at the age of 9 in 1959. "Under the Chinese, there are starvation, torture, forced labor and mass murder," Dolkar said.
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February 27, 1999 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its 22nd annual report on human rights, the State Department on Friday chronicled the curtailment of fundamental personal freedoms in China, noting, in particular, recent repression in Tibet. "In China, the government's human rights record deteriorated sharply at the end of 1998 with a crackdown against organized political dissent," Assistant Secretary of State Harold Koh said as he formally presented the report to Congress.
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November 11, 1998 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, won an audience here Tuesday with President Clinton and other top administration officials, but he postponed plans to unveil an initiative aimed at working out a rapprochement with China. Instead, the Tibetan leader said he needs further talks with Beijing to make sure that any new peace offering will win a "positive response" from the Chinese leadership. U.S.
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June 28, 1998 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the eight months since President Clinton's foreign policy team elevated religious freedom and human rights in Tibet to a priority issue in Washington's prickly relationship with China, visible progress has been virtually zero.
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May 1, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS and AMITABH SHARMA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thousands of mourners on Thursday crowded the road to Dharmsala, India, to glimpse the body of a new kind of Tibetan martyr, while the movement's most famous member worked half a world away in the United States. The distance was more than physical.
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December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of Tibetans have been beaten, tortured and imprisoned since demonstrations by civilians and monks against Chinese rule were crushed two years ago, according to a report released in Boston by the Physicians for Human Rights. The crackdown has been so widespread that there may be few people in Lhasa, the region's capital, who have not had a relative or friend detained, it said. The report is based on interviews by two Americans with several dozen Tibetan exiles in India.
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October 17, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
China said Friday it would not allow a U.S. congressional delegation to visit Tibet, where pro-independence demonstrations and rioting have broken out recently. "Matters concerning Tibet are the internal affairs of China in which the U.S. Congress has no right to meddle," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Visits by foreign tourists are also forbidden, "for the time being," the ministry added. California Rep.
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April 27, 1998 | Associated Press
Tibetan activists accused India of interfering with their protest of China's iron grip on Tibet after police forced three hunger strikers to end a fast Sunday after 48 days. Tseten Norbu, the president of the Tibetan Youth Congress, said authorities interfered with the strike because of a visit to India on Sunday by China's army chief, Gen. Fu Quanyou. There was no immediate comment from the Indian government.
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