Category Archives: News
Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi
26 January 2021 | Sheikh Saaliq
Tens of thousands of farmers marched and drove tractors into India’s capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort — a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to Modi. ...
Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure
26 January 2021 | Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman
The US-Chinese trade war isn't going away under President Joe Biden. Biden won't confront Beijing right away, economists say, because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the economy. ...
China to conduct military drills in South China Sea amid tensions with US
26 January 2021 | Reuters Staff
China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week, just days after Beijing bristled at a US aircraft carrier group’s entry into the disputed waters. ...
Exile Tibetans mourn teenager’s death in Kardze
25 January 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Exile Tibetans in McLeod Ganj marched in a candlelight vigil to mourn and protest the death of 19-year-old Tibetan monk Tenzin Nyima in Tibet after being severely beaten and tortured for a peaceful protest against Chinese rule in Tibet. ...
Indian police to let protesting farmers into New Delhi on Republic Day
24 January 2021 | Reuters Staff
Police in India’s capital New Delhi will allow thousands of protesting farmers to drive through the city after this week’s Republic Day military parade, despite security concerns, a senior official said on Sunday. ...
Russia detains thousands supporting jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
24 January 2021 | Anton Zverev and Andrew Osborn
Police detained more than 3,000 people and used force to break up rallies across Russia on Saturday as tens of thousands of protesters ignored extreme cold and police warnings to demand the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. ...
India, China to hold 9th round of military talks on Sunday
23 January 2021
India and China are set to hold their ninth round of Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday with a focus on ways to move forward on the long-negotiated disengagement process in eastern Ladakh, according to official sources. ...
Japan and IOC deny that Olympics will be cancelled
22 January 2021 | Jack Tarrant and Sakura Murakami
Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation, although the pledge looks unlikely to ease concern about holding the event during a pandemic. ...
Dalai Lama congratulates US President Joe Biden
21 January 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Congratulating Joe Biden for assuming office as the new US President, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama expressed gratitude for his support for Tibet, and appreciated him for rejoining the Paris climate accord. ...
Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims
21 January 2021 | Reuters Staff
US President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change. ...