Tag Archives: Independence

  • 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. ...

  • Manipur separatists announce “government-in-exile” in UK

    Two dissident leaders from Manipur claiming to represent King Leishemba Sanajaoba have announced the launch of the "Manipur Government in exile" in the UK. ...

  • Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

    The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand’s largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government. ...

  • Dalai Lama reiterates he’s not seeking Tibet independence

    The Dalai Lama reiterated on Thursday that he is not seeking independence for Tibet, but would prefer a "reunion" with China under mutually acceptable terms. ...

  • Fifth International Rangzen Conference held in Dharamshala

    Exile Tibetans supporting an independent Tibet held the Fifth International Rangzen Conference in Dharamshala, India, the capital of the Tibetan Diaspora. ...

  • Fourth International Rangzen Conference kicks off in Paris

    The three-day International Rangzen Conference began today in Paris with a one-minute silence for the Tibetan martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the independence of Tibet. ...

  • PM Modi hails sweeping reforms for India’s fast growth

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India was becoming the world's most attractive destination for foreign investors, using his annual Independence Day speech to trumpet sweeping tax reforms designed to spur growth. ...

  • Thousands attend Hong Kong’s first pro-independence rally

    Candidates banned from standing for election in Hong Kong because they are advocating a split from mainland China led the city's first pro-independence rally Friday as tension over the upcoming vote escalates. ...

  • Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

    Scotland rejected independence on Friday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but paved the way for a major transfer of powers away from London. ...

  • Scotland votes on independence from Britain

    Scotland voted Thursday in an independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia. ...