Category Archives: News

  • Japan and IOC deny that Olympics will be cancelled

    Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation, although the pledge looks unlikely to ease concern about holding the event during a pandemic. ...

  • Dalai Lama congratulates US President Joe Biden

    Congratulating Joe Biden for assuming office as the new US President, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama expressed gratitude for his support for Tibet, and appreciated him for rejoining the Paris climate accord. ...

  • Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims

    US President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change. ...

  • World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

    World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new US President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Trump ridiculed. ...

  • 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. ...