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Global Tibetan advocacy to rope in young Tibetans, says new president of Tibetan government-in-exile

The US has congratulated Penpa Tsering after he was elected as the next Sikyong/President of Dharamshala-based Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)

US rights body reiterates calls on China for release of 11th Panchen Lama

US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Friday asked the Chinese government to reveal the whereabouts of Tibetan Buddhism's 11th Panchen Lama

China donates 18000 oxygen cylinders to crisis-hit Nepal

Nepal, which has been hit hard by the second wave of COVID-19, received around 18,000 empty oxygen cylinders from China, The Himalayan Times said. The cylinders came in form of grant assistance from Nepal’s northern neighbor

No blame game required in Chinese vaccine approval: Bangladesh FM

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said there was no need to start a blame game over the delay in approving the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm vaccine and said his country has followed its regulations in peoples’ interest

US-led Quad an effort to sow discord between China and regional nations, says Beijing

Continuing its criticism of the US-led Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as Quad, Beijing has said it was opposed to any efforts to sow discord between regional countries and China

Chinese ambassador blames Quad remark on ‘failing’ of English language

Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming called on Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and explained his recent remarks on Dhaka-Beijing ties if Bangladesh joined Quad

CPEC hydropower project 88 percent complete

Work on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) first hydropower project is now 88 percent complete, its top official said

Bangladesh receives 500,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccines

Bangladesh received 500,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday from China, reported The Daily Star

“We decide our foreign policy”: Bangladesh responds to Chinese threat over Quad

Bangladesh is an independent, sovereign country and we decide our own foreign policy, said Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momin, in response to what seemed like a threatening comment by the Chinese envoy over Quad

Bangladesh won’t get commercial supply of Chinese vaccine so soon, says ambassador

Bangladesh will have to wait for some time to get the first commercial supply of Covid 19 vaccines from China, according to Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming

China warns of damage to bilateral ties if Bangladesh joins Quad

China has warned Bangladesh that their bilateral ties would be "substantially damaged" if Dhaka participated in any form in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as Quad

Circular debt hits CPEC projects

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) power projects have been affected by circular debt and the Pakistani government has not been able to clear Rs 188 billion due payments in breach of a bilateral energy framework agreement, media reports said

China to create 'line of separation' on Mount Everest over COVID-19 fear in Nepal

As the Everest base camp in Nepal reported several COVID-19 cases, China has decided to create a “line of separation” at the summit to prevent climbers from COVID-19 hit Nepal from mingling with those from the Chinese side

China 'working closely' for co-production of Covid vaccine in Sri Lanka

China has said it was working closely with Sri Lankan authorities to encourage collaboration among biotech companies of the two countries to produce a covid vaccine in the island nation

China reluctant to approve loan to Pakistan citing mounting debt

Expressing concern over Pakistan’s growing debt, China has shown reluctance to approve USD 6 billion loan for the Mainline-I (ML-I) railway track -- the single largest project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor -- according to the record of a meeting and senior Pakistani officials, Express Tribune reported

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