Category Archives: News
Tibet sees sharp decline in illegal entry, exit
18 January 2019 | KJM Varma
China's southwest Tibet Autonomous Region has registered a steep 79 per cent decline in illegal entry and exit of Tibetans in the second half of last year due to a crackdown. ...
Sharp drop in Tibetan refugees arriving from Tibet to India
17 January 2019 | Shri Puri
Tibetan security agencies have witnessed 97% drop on the arrival of Tibetans from Tibet to India. In 2017, the number hit the lowest ever in last many years with only 80 Tibetans arrived. ...
China issues travel warning for Canada after “arbitrary detention” of national
15 January 2019 | Michael Martina and Philip Wen
China on Tuesday issued a travel advisory for Canada, warning its citizens to “fully evaluate risks” and exercise caution when travelling there. ...
Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada
12 January 2019 | Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Anna Mehler Paperny
An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed. ...
China pledges easier foreign tourist access to Tibet amid US pressure
11 January 2019 | Christian Shepherd
The Chinese government in Tibet said it will make things easier for foreigners to visit there, amid renewed pressure from the United States for greater access by officials and journalists. ...
Saudi woman who feared family would kill her given UN protection
8 January 2019 | Thanaporn Promyamyai and Dene-Hern Chen
The Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport has been placed "under the care" of the United Nations refugee agency, a Thai official said late Monday. ...
Taiwan president calls for international support to defend democracy
5 January 2019 | Yimou Lee
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Saturday for international support to defend the self-ruled island’s democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China. ...
China’s Xi calls on army to be battle-ready
5 January 2019 | David Stanway
China’s armed forces must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of top brass on Friday. ...
Making history, Nancy Pelosi elected US House Speaker again
4 January 2019 | Michael Mathes
Veteran Democratic lawmaker Nancy Pelosi was on Thursday elected speaker of the House again for a second term in her political career, the only woman ever to be the Speaker of the US House. ...
Taiwan president defiant after China calls for reunification
2 January 2019 | Yimou Lee
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political arrangement with China. ...