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Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Hundreds of Tibetans in exile braved the rain and cold Sunday in India’s northern city of Dharmsala, where the exiled government is based, and voted for their new political lea...

Trump signs Taiwan Assurance Act into law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After stalling for many days, U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday (Dec. 27) signed his government's spending bill, which includes provisions for the Taiwan Assurance...

China imposes new visa limits in back-and-forth with US

BEIJING (AP) — China hit back with reciprocal actions Tuesday against unnamed American officials in the latest back-and-forth, following a U.S. announcement of new visa restrictions on Chinese officia...

Forceful lyrics on domestic violence strike chord in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Quarrel, rape, adultery. Tricky, greedy, sycophantic. Chinese singer Tan Weiwei chants each word methodically in a two-line string of vulgarities and insults. ...

Pro-Taiwan Prague mayor ranks among ‘most powerful people in Europe’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-friendly Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib was listed on Monday (Dec. 7) as one of the most powerful people in Europe in 2021 by Politico Europe, the European branch of the ...

Tibet’s government-in-exile appoints new envoy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tibetan government-in-exile will move its envoy in Australia, Kelsang Gyaltsen Bawa, to Taiwan to serve as its de facto representative, reports said Friday (Dec. 4). ...

Photo of the Day: Thai activists wave Taiwan independence flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thai activists were seen on Tuesday (Nov. 24) waving the Taiwanese independence flag during a protest near the Chinese embassy in Bangkok. On Tuesday, Thai activists st...

Human rights panel in Taiwan highlights nation's immigration issues

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) — The Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT) relaunched its monthly panel on Wednesday (Nov. 11) after the disruptions of COVID-19 to discuss the difficulty coupl...

UN investigator: Rights of minorities to worship undermined

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on religious freedom urged countries to repeal laws undermining the right of minorities to worship and hold beliefs, pointing as examples to China’s...

Is Xi losing sleep over the Buddha?

Amid all the upheaval the world is currently experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China is more concerned about Sinicizing Buddhism — Tibetan Buddhism to be exact. “Tibetan Buddhism...

China angered as U.S. names human rights envoy for Tibet

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Thursday of seeking to destabilise Tibet, after the Trump administration appointed a senior human rights official as special coordinat...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet pro-independence flags wave in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As anti-government protests intensified in Thailand on Wednesday (Oct. 14), this photo surfaced on social media showing demonstrators waving the Taiwan independence flag, ...

Head of Tibetan exile government still seeks independence on anniversary of annexation

The head of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, told DW on Wednesday that on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese annexation of Tibet, he was still fighting for autonomy. "It is diff...

Dalai Lama says he plans to visit Taiwan as academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dalai Lama said he will visit Taiwan in the capacity of a professor and deliver an address at National Tsing Hua University, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 6). Preachin...

Anti-CCP protests flare on China's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights activists staged "Resist China: Freedom Now" protests in more than 60 cities worldwide on Thursday (Oct. 1), China's National Day, to raise awar...