Turkish authorities have detained six people suspected of spying on Uyghurs in Turkey for China's intelligence service, and another suspect was being sought by police, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. Prosecutors in Istanbul identified seven people believed to be gathering information on notable individuals from the Uyghur community...
Braving China’s wrath and sidelining its One China principle, India sealed an agreement with Taiwan (often called Rogue state by Beijing) that aims to alleviate Taipei’s labor shortage. Signed on February 16, the pact between the two nations, signaling a potential bolstering of bilateral ties, focuses on recruiting Indian...
Labour protests in China have increased rapidly since August of last year, according to rights groups, especially in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year, which began late last week, a media report said. Labour protests more than tripled in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to the same period...
Foreign buyers of readymade garments are increasingly focusing their attention on Bangladesh due to various global factors, including the US-China trade tension and the ongoing conflict in Myanmar, according to buying houses, which serve as local representatives of international fashion retailers and brands. "We see that buyers are interested in...
Foreign businesses’ direct investment into China last year increased by the lowest amount since the early 1990s, underscoring challenges for the nation as Beijing seeks more overseas investment to help its economy. China’s direct investment liabilities in its balance of payments rose by $33 billion last year, 82% down on...
In a remote village in the Himalayas, inside a border zone that has long been disputed by China and Bhutan, 18 new Chinese residents stood waiting to enter their newly built homes. Each carried a freshly framed portrait of China’s President Xi Jinping – large enough to leave only their...

Taipei, Feb 14: Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT) held a "Cycling for a Free Tibet" event in Taipei on Wednesday ahead of the March 10 Uprising Day to raise public awareness of the Tibetan desire for freedom. The event, which saw cyclists take to the streets of...
“Our first focus is to reach pre-pandemic tourist arrival numbers in the Indian market. Our promotional activities will focus on various products and experiences for both leisure and MICE segments. We are planning to organise fam trips for travel agents and media later this year. Also, a training programme...
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has not been told to tone down its “assertive transparency strategy” to counter Beijing’s grey-zone tactics in the South China Sea, a senior PCG official said, a month after both countries agreed to resolve any incident in the area through diplomacy. “We will continue ,”...
The warmth in Nepal-China ties seems to be dissipating, the recent being the debates surrounding the Pokhara International Airport (PIA). The airport, built by China, is the focal point of recent civil society protests in Nepal. The rallying point is that Beijing may develop an opportunity with the pretext...