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Tibetan teacher arrested by Chinese authorities goes missing; Activists demand her release
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Tibetan teacher arrested by Chinese authorities goes missing; Activists demand her release

Rinchen Kyi, a Tibetan school teacher, was taken from her home on 1 August on charges of “inciting separatism”. FreeTibet reports that Kyi was arrested despite there being no hint of a recognisable crime. Tibetan activists say that Rinchen Kyi was transferred to an undisclosed location after her arrest. There have been no details concerning […]

UK-France fight over fishing rights; France threatens to curb energy exports to the UK
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UK-France fight over fishing rights; France threatens to curb energy exports to the UK

French fishing fleet owners have threatened the UK government with a two-week deadline to grant them licences to catch in the UK waters. They have threatened to block the Channel Tunnel and the ferry port of Calais, preventing imports from entering Britain after the deadline. The fight over fishing rights began after Jersey administration refused […]

HAF asks Office of Civil Rights to investigate Univ. of Pennsylvania’s role in Hinduphobic conference
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HAF asks Office of Civil Rights to investigate Univ. of Pennsylvania’s role in Hinduphobic conference

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has filed a ‘Title VI‘ complaint with the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights against the University of Pennsylvania for its part in co-sponsoring the Dismantling Global Hindutva (DGH) conference which took place September 10–12, 2021. Writing to Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne Goldberg and Deputy […]

Facebook fueled deadly US Capitol riots alleges Whistleblower; Says earning revenue more important than harmony for Facebook
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Facebook fueled deadly US Capitol riots alleges Whistleblower; Says earning revenue more important than harmony for Facebook

Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble-rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year’s US elections in a money making move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6 invasion and riots at the US Capitol. The allegations were made by former Facebook product manager Frances […]

China vs Taiwan:  The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals
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China vs Taiwan: The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals

is planning to join CPTPP as its member countries account for over 24% of Taiwan’s international trade. 
Joining the group would be seen as a major political victory for President Tsai, whose government views Taiwan as a de facto sovereign nation awaiting broader international recognition.
China wants to contain Taiwan and wants to take over it as part of its territory and vehemently opposes any moves that imply separate statehood for Taiwan, such as joining international organizations.
China wants to pressurise Taiwan by tying down the island’s naval defenses and undermining their livelihoods. It wants to target Taiwan recognition in the world and also block its international membership in different organizations. 

Decoding Havana syndrome
Analysis, Featured, World

Decoding Havana syndrome

The symptoms of Havana syndrome include hearing buzzing sounds of piercing sequels  and many experience dizziness and fatigue for months  The CNN story gave a slant of failure of the American intelligence agency as it claimed that CIA Chief Burns trip was highly secretive yet the ‘enemy’ could identify, locate and inflict the target with those […]

Why AUKUS is good for India
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Why AUKUS is good for India

Just days ahead of the first Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD, also known as the Quad) between India, the United States, Japan, and Australia, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia dropped a bombshell with the announcement of another alphabet soup of acronym named AUKUS. The formation of […]

China Power Crisis – Saga of Hubris and Mismanagement
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China Power Crisis – Saga of Hubris and Mismanagement

The power supply shock that has hit China is the next crisis the Communist country finds itself in after the financial crisis over Evergrande. The crisis is caused by a crackdown on power consumption which is driven by rising demand for electricity and surging coal and gas prices. The country’s manufacturing industries, from aluminum smelters […]