Category Archives: News
India bans 59 Chinese apps amid border crisis
29 June 2020
India on Monday banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile apps including Bytedance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat in its strongest move yet targeting China in the online space since a border crisis erupted between the two countries this month. ...
Global coronavirus deaths top half a million
29 June 2020 | Jane Wardell and Cate Cadell
The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, Reuters tally shows, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave ...
Dozens arrested as Hong Kongers protest planned national security laws
28 June 2020 | Scott Murdoch
Hong Kong police arrested at least 53 people on Sunday after scuffles erupted during a relatively peaceful protest against planned national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government. ...
Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million
28 June 2020 | Cate Cadell
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months. ...
Satellite images show buildup on disputed India-China border
27 June 2020 | Sam McNeil and Emily Schmall
Construction activity appeared underway on both the Indian and Chinese sides of a contested border high in the Karakoram mountains a week after a deadly clash in the area left 20 Indian soldiers dead, satellite images showed. ...
Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge
27 June 2020 | Devjyot Ghoshal
India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi. ...
Online platform launched for candidates for exile Tibetan elections
27 June 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
As the exile Tibetan elections for their political leader and representatives in the Parliament approaches in a few months, a group of Tibetans have created a website as a platform to know their candidates better. ...
Coronavirus may have infected 10 times more Americans than reported, CDC says
25 June 2020 | Steve Holland
Government experts believe more than 20 million Americans could have contracted the coronavirus, 10 times more than official counts, indicating many people without symptoms have or have had the disease, senior administration officials said. ...
Trump blocked former top aide from meeting Dalai Lama: Bolton claims
25 June 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
Revelations in the book are wiping the high expectations for Trump by many Tibetans that he would raise the Tibetan issue, and particularly their view that he is confronting China. ...
Dalai Lama on coronavirus, Donald Trump, and “old thinking” in America
24 June 2020 | Ramy Inocencio
The Dalai Lama speaking about compassion, racism in the US and President Trump, said that treating people differently because of their race, faith or nationality, is "old thinking. There's narrow-minded thinking in the US. ...