Sophia Tan

Covid News Highlights: China to allow ‘some’ Indian understudies to return, says Chinese Foreign Ministry

China on Friday reported plans to allow the arrival of “some” Indian understudies abandoned in India for more than two years following the visa and flight limitations forced by Beijing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese Foreign Ministry representative Zhao Lijian told a media instructions here that “China connects high significance to Indian understudies’ interests…Read More→


UNESCO Ramallah Office is upbeat to declare the starting of the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Viciousness (GBV)’ beneath this year subject “Women and young ladies: Secure at domestic, online, within the road, at work and in society as a whole”. The worldwide campaign begins each year on the 25th of November, the Worldwide Day for the Disposal of Viciousness against Ladies, and closes on the 10th of December, Human Rights Day. The 16 days are utilized as an organizing methodology by people and organizations around the world to call for…Read More→

Greta Thunberg lambasts leaders over climate crisis

Greta Thunberg has excoriated global leaders over their promises to address the climate emergency, dismissing them as “blah, blah, blah”. She quoted statements by Boris Johnson: “This is not some expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging”, and Narendra Modi: “Fighting climate change calls for innovation, cooperation and willpower” but said the science did…Read More→

Women, Girls and LGBT Fight for Rights in Myanmar: “We Have to Win This Time”

Myanmar has endured more than five decades of military dictatorship, beginning in 1948 when the country gained independence from British rule. The nation temporarily transitioned to civilian leadership in 2011. Under the civilian rule, repression loosened. More women were elected to the parliament in the last elections than in the prior election. Extreme in their chauvinistic ideology, police…Read More→

Chinese-Australians ‘experience discrimination’ amid diplomatic tensions and pandemic

One in five Chinese-Australians have reported being attacked or physically threatened because of their heritage in the past year, a think tank report said. Respondents told the Lowy Institute survey that the COVID-19 pandemic and Australia’s diplomatic disputes with China have contributed to their treatment. About a third of people surveyed said they were treated differently or less favorably because of…Read More→