Category Archives: News

  • India finds six cases of virus variant, may extend UK flight ban

    India has found six cases of a more infectious strain of the coronavirus, which has prompted border closures around the world, in people arriving from Britain and will likely extend a flight ban to guard against it, officials said. ...

  • Trump signs Tibetan Policy and Support Act amid Chinese outcry

    US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that further bolsters US support for the Tibetan people's quest for autonomy through dialogue with the Chinese government. ...

  • China sends top official to Nepal amid political crisis

    A senior Chinese official arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday to assess the political situation, local party officials said, a first diplomatic step by the neighbouring power after Nepal’s Prime Minister dissolved parliament a week ago. ...

  • China to leapfrog US as world’s biggest economy by 2028: think tank

    China will overtake the United States to become the world’s biggest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously estimated due to the contrasting recoveries of the two countries from the COVID-19 pandemic, a think tank said. ...

  • Hundreds protest against Nepali PM’s sudden dissolution of parliament

    Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli faced a fresh political challenge on Friday as hundreds of opponents protested against his sudden move to dissolve parliament and call elections more than a year ahead of the schedule. ...

  • In Christmas message, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

    Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making Covid-19 vaccines available to all, condemning nationalism and individualism. ...

  • Coronavirus: Voting threatened for Tibetans living in Europe

    Concerns over a new more infectious variant of coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom is making voting in the elections tricky for the Tibetans living there. ...

  • More infectious Coronavirus variant from South Africa found in UK

    A new, potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in Britain in cases linked to South Africa, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednesday. ...

  • China imposes new visa limits in back-and-forth with US

    China hit back with reciprocal actions Tuesday against unnamed American officials in the latest back-and-forth, following a US announcement of new visa restrictions on Chinese officials. ...

  • US Senate passes Tibet bill in show of support

    The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 is an upgrade of the Tibet Policy Act of 2002, addressing the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people, including human rights, environmental protection, religious freedom, and democracy. ...