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UK offers Hong Kong residents a route to citizenship, angering China
29 January 2021 | Yew Lun Tian and William James
Britain on Friday hailed a new visa offering Hong Kong citizens a route to citizenship after China’s crackdown but Beijing said it would no longer recognise special British passports offered to residents of the former colony. ...
Tibetan history lessons for Indian army officers to counter China
28 January 2021 | Rajat Pandit
India undertakes a rebalance of military forces and fire power to the northern borders with China amid the continuing troop confrontation in eastern Ladakh, the Army has a new target on its radar screen: Tibetology. ...
Within hours, Indian farm protests turned from carnival to violent clashes
27 January 2021 | Devjyot Ghoshal
A line of tractors stood ready at dawn on Tuesday to move out of a protest site near New Delhi where thousands of farmers had been camping for the last two months and rallying against farm reforms they say will hurt them and benefit large p ...
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. ...