Tag Archives: Democracy

  • Lobsang Nyandak Lobsang Nyandak: Why am I running for Sikyong?

    As your leader, I will strive to transform the whole of Tibet into a zone of peace (as envisioned by His Holiness the Dalai Lama) that ensures happiness and freedom for our people, and brings peace and stability to the region and the world. ...

  • Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper, arrests owner

    Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office as police raided the building, part of a sweeping crackdown on dissent since China imposed a security law on the city. ...

  • Exile Tibetans gearing up for general elections 2021

    The Chief Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Wangdu Tsering Pesur, announced the commencement of the 2021 exile Tibetan general elections to elect a new president and Tibetan Parliament members. ...

  • Hong Kong postpones elections by a year over coronavirus pandemic

    Hong Kong's democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections for a year because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts. ...

  • Dalai Lama praises Lee Teng-hui for his contribution to Taiwan’s democracy

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama expressed his grief over the death of former President of Taiwan Lee Teng-hui, and said that Lee was an ally of the Tibetan people and did what he could to support them. ...

  • Lee Teng-hui, who transformed Taiwan into democracy, dies

    Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui, who defied China and earned the nickname "Mr Democracy" for the part he played in the island's transition away from authoritarian rule, died Thursday aged 97. ...

  • Democracy activist Joshua Wong launches bid for Hong Kong legislature

    Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong applied on Monday to run for a seat in the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature, raising the prospect of a battle with authorities after being barred from running in previous polls. ...

  • Hong Kong man first to be charged under new China security law

    A man carrying a “Liberate Hong Kong” sign as he drove a motorcycle into police at a protest against the territory’s Chinese rulers became on Friday the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under a new security law. ...

  • Hong Kong activists discuss ‘parliament-in-exile’ after China crackdown

    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are discussing a plan to create an unofficial parliament-in-exile to keep the flame of democracy alive and send a message to China that freedom cannot be crushed, campaigner Simon Cheng told Reuters. ...

  • Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

    Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified. ...