Category Archives: News

  • Tibetan Parliament sacks Chief Justice and two other commissioners

    The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile dismissed the Chief Justice Commissioner and the two other Justice Commissioners from their posts with immediate effect, for "infringing the rules", bringing on a constitutional crisis. ...

  • Coronavirus: India detects new variant of coronavirus; experts urge caution

    A new and potentially troublesome variant of the coronavirus has been detected in India, as have variants first detected in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil, health officials said Wednesday. ...

  • West sanctions China over Xinjiang abuses, Beijing hits back at EU

    The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials on Monday for human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the first such coordinated Western action against Beijing under new US President Joe Biden. ...

  • Russia’s top diplomat starts China visit with call to reduce US dollar use

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began a visit to China on Monday with a call for Moscow and Beijing to reduce their dependence on the US dollar and Western payment systems to push back against "West’s ideological agenda". ...

  • Tibetan elections: Candidates announced for Sikyong 2021 and 17th Parliament

    The Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration announced Penpa Tsering and Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang as the final candidates for Sikyong, the political leader of the exile Tibetans, for the 2021 elections. ...

  • US ties with Russia, China sink as Biden toes tough lines

    US relations with its two biggest geo-political rivals are facing severe tests as President Joe Biden tries to assert America’s place in the world and distinguish himself from his predecessor. ...

  • US and China clash at first high-level meeting under Biden

    The first high-level US-China meeting of the Biden administration got off to a fiery start on Thursday, with both sides leveling sharp rebukes of the others’ policies in a rare public display that underscored the level of bilateral tension. ...

  • Anti-Asian hate crimes on the rise in US

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, Kyung Cho noticed people sometimes gave him odd looks or asked if he spoke English. These days, Cho said, attitudes toward Asian-Americans like him have become far more hostile. ...

  • US sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong officials ahead of talks

    The US sanctioned an additional 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over Beijing’s ongoing crackdown on political freedoms in the semi-autonomous city, just ahead of the Biden administration's first face-to-face talks with China. ...

  • Coronavirus: India records highest daily spike in Covid-19 cases this year

    India recorded its highest daily tally of coronavirus cases this year with 28,903 new infections, taking the total COVID-19 tally to 1,14,38,734, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today. ...