WHO excludes Taiwanese journalists from annual assembly

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, May 28: The World Health Organization (WHO), a United Nations agency, on Monday excluded Taiwanese journalists Judy Tseng and Tien Hsi-ju from participating in its annual assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. This decision followed China’s appeal to side line the democratically governed island nation, further mandating that Taiwanese journalists to submit Chinese […]

Opinion: Football on the Roof of the World

By Karma T. Ngodup Picture this:  “For the estimated 3.2 billion viewers who get up early, stay up late, cheer at the television, bay at the moon, go out and beat drums in the middle of the night because somebody scored a goal halfway around the world, that’s the World Cup”.    Football is truly the […]

Cross-Strait tension escalates following China’s military drills around Taiwan

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, May 28: Three days after Lai Ching-te was sworn in as the new President of Taiwan, China’s military conducted extensive drills around the self-ruled democratic island nation. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) deployed 15 warships, 16 naval police vessels, and 42 fighter jets encircling the island.  Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin […]

China issues manual banning activities related to Independence of Tibet

DHARAMSHALA, May 28: The Chinese government has released a manual detailing 20 activities deemed illegal in connection with advocating for independence of Tibet. This directive marks a yet another incident of clampdown on expressions of Tibetan identity, cultural and religious practices inside Tibet. According to a report by Tibet Times, the manual issued by the information […]