Tag Archives: Democracy

  • Hong Kong pro-democracy group downsizes amid crackdown

    One of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organizations said Saturday it is letting go its paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee amid Beijing’s crackdown on opposition activity in the semi-autonomous city. ...

  • Apple Daily editorial writer arrested at Hong Kong’s airport

    An editorial writer of the now-defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was arrested at the airport on Sunday night while attempting to leave the city, local media reported. ...

  • Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is closing

    Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced Wednesday it will print its final edition after authorities arrested staff and froze its assets under a new national security law, silencing the city's most China critical media outlet ...

  • Tibetan EC appeals 22 MPs to take oath to end Parliament deadlock

    With half the members of the hung Tibetan Parliament-in-exile refusing to take oath before the Protem Speaker, Tibetan Election Commissioner Wangdu Tsering Pesur appealed to them to reconsider their decision. ...

  • Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law

    Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press ...

  • Norbu Tsering Can we have nominated Choeluk MPs?

    Monks are supposed to have preferred the life of spirituality to the tumultuous life of the layman. Throwing them into the messy business of parliamentary politics can be a disservice to the Buddha. ...

  • Myanmar puts Suu Kyi on trial on charges critics call bogus

    Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday on charges that many observers say are an attempt by the junta that deposed her to eliminate her as a political force, erase the country’s democratic gains. ...

  • Tibetan Parliament crisis continues with no end in sight

    The ongoing crisis of the Tibetan Parliament, which has seen two factions challenging each other over the validity of taking oath before the Protem Speaker, continues with no end in sight. ...

  • New Tibetan Parliament in limbo, half of oaths nullified

    Protem Speaker Dawa Tsering took oath before Chief Justice Commissioner Sonam Norbu Dagpo at 9am, and then administered oath of office to all the ten members of Amdo, nine from U-Tsang, two from Europe, and one from North America, at 10am. ...

  • Detained Hong Kong activist says arrest meant to ‘frighten’

    A Hong Kong activist was released Saturday after being detained on suspicion of publicizing a commemoration of China’s deadly crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and said her arrest was meant to have a chilling effect on marking ...