Category Archives: News

  • India’s economic contraction slows as vaccines boost recovery hopes

    The contraction of the Indian economy eased off in the three months to September amid signs of a pick up in manufacturing, and economists expect a steady recovery next year if progress on coronavirus vaccines feeds consumer demand. ...

  • Xi Jinping congratulates Biden, hopes for ‘win-win’ ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and expressed hope for “win-win cooperation” amid conflicts over trade, technology and security that have plunged Sino-American relations to their lowest level. ...

  • Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Renowned along with Brazil's Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack. ...

  • Nancy Pelosi presented with Free Spirit Award 2020

    Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has been awarded the Free Spirit Award 2020 in McLeod Ganj, the headquarters of Tibetans in exile in India. Pelosi was winner this year for her outstanding support for Tibet. ...

  • Rejecting Trump’s foreign policy approach, Biden says ‘America is back’

    President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday the US will be “ready to lead” again on the global stage, turning the page on Republican President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies as he pledged to work together with the nation’s allies. ...

  • China criticizes pope over comment on Uyghur Muslim minority

    China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uyghur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all.” ...

  • India bans 43 more mobile apps as it takes on China

    India banned 43 mobile applications on Tuesday including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app Aliexpress in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China with whom it has engaged in a months-long standoff at a Himalayan border site. ...

  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong in custody after guilty plea

    Three young Hong Kong dissidents including Joshua Wong were remanded into custody on Monday after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during last year's pro-democracy protests, deepening the crackdown against Beijing's critics. ...

  • Taiwan says unnamed US official is visiting, cannot give details

    A US official has arrived in Taiwan, the island’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, adding that it could not provide details as the trip has not been made public, though it did deny a media report that the CIA chief was in town. ...

  • Tibetan political leader visits White House for first time in six decades

    The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the US White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilise the region. ...