Category Archives: News

  • Joe Biden becomes 46th President of the United States

    Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. ...

  • Pompeo says China’s policies on Muslims amount to ‘genocide’

    On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit China with new sanctions by declaring that China’s policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in western Xinjiang Province constitute a “genocide.” ...

  • China to sanction US officials for ‘nasty behaviour’ over Taiwan

    US officials who have engaged in “nasty behaviour” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between US and Taiwanese officials. ...

  • Five Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters seek asylum in United States

    Five Hong Kong protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan by boat six months ago have arrived in the United States and intend to seek asylum, according to an activist group. ...

  • Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

    A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective. ...

  • US commission says China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims

    China has possibly committed “genocide” in its treatment of Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, a bipartisan commission of the US Congress said in a report on Thursday. ...

  • WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

    A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan Thursday to probe the origins of the coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, although two members were barred from boarding a flight in Singapore after testing pos ...

  • Art for human rights exhibition held in Taiwan

    An art exhibition from a group of artists raising awareness about human rights issues was held in Taiwan for two weeks last month. Titled "Inside the Outsider", the exhibition brings awareness about human rights issues through art. ...

  • Tibetan Elections: Penpa Tsering and Kaydor Aukatsang final candidates

    As the preliminary round of elections draws to a close, results show Penpa Tsering as the front-runner for the post of Sikyong. Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang trailing second will challenge Tsering in the final round in April. ...

  • UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

    A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret US documents a decade ago, saying he was likely to kill himself. ...