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...
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday stressed the need for expanding business between Bangladesh and India using Taka and Rupee. "our business through exchanges of Bangladeshi Taka and Indian Rupee has already started, but we have to expand it further so that we can increase our businesses" said the...
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...
Tursun Muhammad was thirteen when political persecution forced his family to leave their prosperous farm in Yarkant, Xinjiang, and flee over the Pamir Mountains. Tursun’s father was targeted during the Cultural Revolution for his wealth and the fact that he was a landlord, Tursun told RFA. After attending Friday prayer...
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...
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's elections have cemented the rise of a local rights activist in the southwestern port of Gwadar, potentially affecting China's Belt and Road Initiative projects in the area. In the Gwadar constituency of the Balochistan provincial assembly, voters elected Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman, leader of the Gwadar Rights...
NEW DELHI: A report from Islamabad-based think tank Tabadlab paints a dire picture of Pakistan's financial health, describing the country's debt situation as a "raging fire" and far more critical than the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) assessment of being "borderline" manageable. With debt levels reaching alarming highs, Pakistan faces...

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...