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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                B6 CANADA WORLD WINNIPEG FREE FEBRUARY 2001 PM uses investment lure in human rights pitch SHANGHAI A strong and impar tial legal system not only protects human rights but also helps attract foreign Prime Minister Jean Chretien said today in his second speech on the issue this week during his visit to True friends are never shy about exchanging views on important Chretien said in the text of the strongly worded speech to students at the East China University of Politics and Law in As a I must tell you that Cana dians are concerned when they hear reports from China of interference in the right of free or that peo ple are imprisoned and badly treated for observing their spiritual he These reports transgress our most deeplyheld he human rights abus es are bad for Investors prize security above all They must feel confident that their investments are safe and protected by fair and transparent Chretien After the Chretien was to oversee a signing ceremony for some 65 contracts negotiated by business people accompanying him on the 10day Team Canada trade a bustling city of 13 million with a futuristic skyline dominated by towering office buildings with unusual architectural is often consid ered the nations commercial and cul tural hub a sort of New York City of Despite rapid China faces frequent criticism for its human rights Activists say that in recent Beijing has cracked down on spiritual movements such as Falun along with prodemocracy Internet service providers and other groups seen as a threat to the Com munist who heads for Hong Kong later today on the final leg of the has insisted the human rights atmos phere in China has improved since the first Team Canada trade mission in But on two Canadians were quickly detained when they interrupted a reception for Team Canada business leaders in Beijing by shouting pro Tibetan Kate and Sam were questioned for sev eral hours by Chinese authorities before being They were due back in Vancouver along with a third member of their protest group last Winnipeg MP Key secre tary of state for the AsiaPacific had high praise for the Team Canada So it has been really Pag takhan Winnipeg Paul said in an interview from We were able to pursue matters of trade as well as the matter of human rights issues and also the matter of legal Pagtakhan delivered the opening remarks at a summit of university pres which is part of the He said he was unable to comment on the arrest of Canadian protesters on explaining he first had to look into the which he was unaware had In his earlier speech on human rights on Chretien urged Chinese judges to increase their efforts to reform the countrys legal system to bet ter protect the basic rights of Chinese leaders say such efforts will be further boosted if the country isnt forced into another arms race by the proposed national missile defence Canadian RRSP DAILY SAVINGS Avalanche kills two skiers in Rocky Mountains The survivors of an avalanche who spent the night on a freezing backcountry mountain are struggling to deal with the deaths of two friends killed in the says a hospital Two skiers were killed and two others were taken out Tuesday after the which broke toose in the Lizard Range of the Rocky Darkness prevented the remaining nine from get ting off the Ski patrollers brought supplies and spent the night with the The men and all between the ages of 18 and were rescued by helicopter at dawn yes Physically theyre in relatively good said John CEO of the Elk Valley and South Country Health Dead are Anna and her sister Malin both of The names of the survivors were not Twelve of the skiers were Swedish and one Dan All were spending the winter in a moun tain town located 200 kilometres southwest of Cal There were no serious injuries to the McAulay although they spent the night in freezing temperatures awaiting The skiers were in a popular backcountry skiing area near the boundary of the Fernie Alpine Resort when the avalanche thundered down a narrow RCMP Steve Robertson The survivors dug out the two victims who were Two Jet Ranger helicopters made the seven minute flight to the area from Fernie early yester day to rescue the Theres areas beside the unstable area that were said Jim a helicopter pilot for Canadian Drozduk said the skiers had hiked in to ski in a backcountry area behind the Fernie ski Canadian Press MTS FIRST RATE UNLIMITED PLAN With the MTS First Unlimited you can always afford to tell the whole Talk to anyone you like anywhere in Canada evenings and week ends and never pay more than a month on all directdialed voice After these calls are Call less and youll pay but never more than To sign or for more details call 1 888 MTSSAVE 1 888 visit or drop by your nearest MTS Connect store or Phone MTS m n t who choose MTS for long distance Unlimited calling applies to directdialed voice calls and does not include Calllno Card Internet 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