Chinese dam collapses killing close to three hundred

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.

Probe Alert September 1991

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.

A Saturday morning call

(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.

1991 Campaign Letter

For years ago, Canadian government officials went to Thailand and – according to documents we obtained through Access to Information laws – made a secret deal with the Tai government: Let Canadian taxpayers give you a free food irradiator, using foreign aid funds, the officials said, and we will promise to import your irradiated food into Canada.