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New UN Chief calls for human rights to be respected during China visit

New UN Chief calls for human rights to be respected during China visit

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 29: The new UN Chief called for human rights to be respected unambiguously as he spoke to reporters with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to China on Monday.

Rights lawyers have urged Australia to apply pressure on China to do away with organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.

Rights lawyers urge Australian lawmakers to pressure China to end organ harvesting from prisoners

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 21: Rights lawyers have urged Australia to apply pressure on China to do away with organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.

Hong Kong’s High Court has disqualified two elected pro-independence lawmakers from the city’s legislature.

Hong Kong High Court disqualifies two pro-independence lawmakers from taking office

By Lobsang Tenchoe DHARAMSALA, Nov 16: Hong Kong’s High Court has disqualified two elected pro-independence lawmakers from the city’s legislature, a decision in tune with the standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC). The High Court on Tuesday reiterated the same decision taken by the NPC a week earlier and declared Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung Chung –hang disqualified […]

Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House and became the 45th US President.

Donald Trump wins election, becomes 45th US President

By Lobsang Tenchoe DHARAMSALA, Nov 9: Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House and became the 45th US President. Defying all odds, Trump, a celebrated business icon, former reality TV star and a newbie politician managed to put up a stunning upset. The 70-yr-old Republican nominee became the oldest and the first person elected […]

China snubs Slovak Prime Minister over President’s October luncheon meeting with Dalai Lama

China snubs Slovak Prime Minister over President’s October luncheon meeting with Dalai Lama

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 8: China has cancelled a scheduled meeting between the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in retaliation to the Slovakian President’s meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Beijing bars two pro-independence lawmakers from Hong Kong legislature

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 7: China has barred two pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office.

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Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow during their meeting at the Parliament House, Nov 1 .
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China protests British Speaker’s meeting with Sikyong Sangay, warns of consequences

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 5: Dismayed by the meeting between Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and John Bercow, Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, China has warned Britain that it could hamper China-Britain relations.

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Ai Weiwei calls on western governments to tackle China on human rights at any cost

Ai Weiwei calls on western governments to tackle China on human rights at any cost

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, NOV 3: Highlighting Chinese government’s grave repression against activists, Ai Weiwei, China’s prominent activist, has called on western governments to stand up for their principles and challenge China on human rights.

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Freddy Lim (second right) speaking at a rally in Taipei to promote Tibetan rights, Photo: Chen Yu-fu, Taipei Times

Freddy Lim denied Hong Kong visa, Beijing link suspected

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 31: Beijing has denied Hong Kong visa to Taiwanese legislator Freddy Lim of New Power Party, Taiwan’s third largest political party, media reports say.

The closed-door plenum will be held at the military-run Jingxi Hotel in Beijing. 
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Xi pushes to become ‘core leader’ at 6th plenary meeting of CCP

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 25: The 6th plenary meeting of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) top leaders began yesterday with a reported drive to cement President Xi Jinping as the ‘core leader’ of the CCP.