Category Archives: News
Xi Jinping facing widespread opposition in his own party, insider claims
18 August 2020 | Lily Kuo
A former professor at China’s elite Central Party School has issued an unprecedented rebuke of the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, accusing him of “killing a country” and claiming that many more want out of the ruling Chinese Communist party. ...
September session of Tibetan Parliament cancelled, next in March
18 August 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
The September session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile has been cancelled due to concerns about the Coronavirus, according to a press release. It would have been the 10th session of the 16th Parliament. ...
China’s foreign minister makes rare visit to Tibet
16 August 2020 | KJM Varma
China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has made a rare visit to Tibet and the border areas last week and emphasised that the security and stability of the region is important to the overall development of the country, the official media reports. ...
Chinese spying on Dalai Lama arrested in Delhi
16 August 2020 | Neeta Sharma
A Chinese national arrested for alleged money-laundering, was also bribing some Tibetan monks in Delhi, possibly to gather information on Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and his associates, the Income Tax department has found. ...
India to invest $1.46 trillion to lift virus-hit economy
15 August 2020 | Ashok Sharma and Aniruddha Ghosal
India’s prime minister said Saturday his country has done well in containing the coronavirus pandemic and announced $1.46 trillion in infrastructure projects to boost the sagging economy. ...
Trump to ‘take a look’ at pardoning whistleblower Edward Snowden
15 August 2020 | Frederick Florin
President Donald Trump said Saturday he will "take a look" at pardoning Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who revealed in 2013 that the US government was spying on its citizens. ...
Indian and Nepali prime ministers speak for first time since land dispute
15 August 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli spoke on Saturday for the first time since a diplomatic spat over a map and a disputed area of territory erupted earlier this year between the South Asian neighbours. ...
India urges China to hurry disengagement of troops in Ladakh
14 August 2020 | Ashok Sharma
India urged China on Friday to expedite the complete disengagement of troops from border areas in eastern Ladakh, where thousands of soldiers from the two countries have remained in a tense standoff since May. ...
US plans registration requirement for China’s Confucius Institutes
12 August 2020
The US State Department may announce as soon as Thursday a requirement for Chinese government-funded cultural centers at US universities to register as foreign missions, a development that would be signal further deterioration in ties. ...
China warns US against ‘playing with fire’ over Taiwan visit
12 August 2020 | Wang Teng-yi
China warned Washington not to "play with fire" on Wednesday as a US delegation wrapped up a historic trip to the self-ruled island of Taiwan. Beijing has been infuriated by the highest-profile visit in decades to Taiwan. ...