(November 23, 1991) China/ Citizens hoping to leave run gantlet ensnarled with red tape and booby-trapped with tests to weed out the politically incorrect
(November 21, 1991) Dissident writer Dai Qing returned home late last night with a dramatic tale of how Chinese authorities had abducted and held her for more than four days to prevent her from meeting U.S. Secretary of States James Baker.
(November 19, 1991) New detentions branded snub to U.S official
(November 18, 1991) Dai Qing, a former political prisoner who is one of China’s most famous women journalists, was detained this weekend while trying to arrange to see U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, sources here said Sunday.
(November 18, 1991) Two dissidents arrested without meeting Baker
(November 12, 1991) View speech
I am extremely proud of our efforts over the past 10 years to reform the World Bank, CIDA, and other international financial agencies. Many of our supporters – and you may be among them – have been writing letters to these institutions, and we have had our share of successes. Environmentally disastrous projects in the Amazon, in Africa, in Thailand, and in China have either been canceled or postponed because of thousands of letters from `those Canadians`.
(October 13, 1991) A look at…lending to the Third World.
On the night of August 27, 1993, a dam burst high in a remote province of China, sending torrents of water crashing down on nearby villages. Close to 300 people were killed and thousands were made homeless.
India’s Subernarekha River – whose name means “streak of gold” – flows through a region rich in forests, iron, copper, gold, and other minerals. Along its course it provides water for the Ho, the Santhal, the Bhumij, the Gond, and other tribes.
World Bank threatens fisheries – food for millions – in Mekong basin
(1991) The results of more than 40 years of World Bank/IMF investment in Thailand are still uncertain.
New green fund: more green-wash
(February 12, 1991) Beijing – The telephone call from an agitated Chinese woman came at 9:30 Saturday morning, November 16. At that moment, 3 miles away in the Great Hall at Tiananmen Square, Secretary of State James Baker was sitting down to talk about human rights with China’s prime minister, Li Peng, and 7,500 miles away in Washington D.C., the Senate was passing a unanimous resolution on deploring China’s mistreatment of journalists in general and one in particular: an outspoken ex-political prisoner, 50 year old Dai Qing.