Category Archives: News
Two-volume modern Tibetan history book launched
7 December 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
A two-volume work on modern Tibetan history, starting from the British arrival in Tashi Lhunpo in the 1700s till the recent developments in exile including the establishment of the Mustang guerillas' operations, was launched on Saturday. ...
India fails to end deadlock with farmers, talks to resume next week
6 December 2020 | Reuters Staff
India’s government failed on Saturday to break a deadlock with farmers protesting over agricultural reforms and will meet again on Wednesday, the agriculture minister and union leaders said. ...
As China restricts access to Tibet, US urges nations to make laws over it
6 December 2020
Slamming China for its "repressive" regime in Tibet, a top American diplomat has urged other countries to pass their own versions of a US law that calls for denying access to the US for Chinese officials known to be involved in restricting ...
Tibetan techie recognised for excellence in making change
6 December 2020 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Tibetan cybersecurity expert Lobsang Sither has been recognised as one of the 'Changemakers of Tomorrow' for working to build a brighter future, among 32 people shortlisted for this year's award, by UK-based Wired Magazine. ...
Coronavirus: Sikyong aspirant Kaydor Aukatsang tests positive
5 December 2020 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
One of the aspirants for the position of Sikyong, or Tibetan political leader, Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang (aka Kaydor Aukatsang), has tested positive for Coronavirus, and is self-quarantining in Delhi. ...
Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10,000 dying each day
4 December 2020 | Shaina Ahluwalia and Sangameswaran S
Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations. ...
UN and world leaders meet to forge path to end pandemic
3 December 2020 | Edith M Lederer
The UN General Assembly president opened the world body’s first special session on COVID-19 Thursday, calling it a historic and overdue moment of reckoning to forge a path to end the pandemic. ...
Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed
2 December 2020 | Zen Soo
Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to tighten control by Beijing over the territory. ...
In world first, UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
2 December 2020 | Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle
Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history with a shot tested in wide-scale clinical trials. ...
China’s #MeToo movement gets its moment in court
2 December 2020
A sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure began in Beijing on Wednesday, with his accuser calling it a major moment in the country's still-young #MeToo movement. ...