Category Archives: News

  • China criticizes pope over comment on Uyghur Muslim minority

    China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uyghur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all.” ...

  • India bans 43 more mobile apps as it takes on China

    India banned 43 mobile applications on Tuesday including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app Aliexpress in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China with whom it has engaged in a months-long standoff at a Himalayan border site. ...

  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong in custody after guilty plea

    Three young Hong Kong dissidents including Joshua Wong were remanded into custody on Monday after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during last year's pro-democracy protests, deepening the crackdown against Beijing's critics. ...

  • Taiwan says unnamed US official is visiting, cannot give details

    A US official has arrived in Taiwan, the island’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, adding that it could not provide details as the trip has not been made public, though it did deny a media report that the CIA chief was in town. ...

  • Tibetan political leader visits White House for first time in six decades

    The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the US White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilise the region. ...

  • India summons Pakistani diplomat over Kashmir gun battle

    India on Saturday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat over what New Delhi said was a foiled attack this week in the frontier territory of Jammu and Kashmir by a Pakistan-based militant group, a charge the neighbouring country denied. ...

  • Malabar exercise of ‘Quad’ concludes with clear message for China

    The power-packed second phase of the top-notch Malabar naval exercise, with two aircraft carriers, fighter jets and ten other warships from India, the US, Japan and Australia, came to an end in the Arabian Sea on Friday. ...

  • US House of Representatives passes bipartisan resolution on Tibet

    A bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict was passed by the US House of Representatives. ...

  • TYC members embark on motorcycle rally for Tibet

    Fifty-six Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) members left McLeod Ganj on a three-day motorcycle rally to highlight and seek support for the Tibetan cause. The rally is being held to seek India's recognition for an independent Tibet. ...

  • Coronavirus: Two cases reported at exile Tibetan headquarters

    Two staff members of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) have been infected with Coronavirus at its headquarters in Dharamshala, according to the Secretary of the Department of Health, Palden Dhondup. ...