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Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 1,000 Tibetans After Protests Over Dam Project

February 22nd and 23rd Mass Arrests On February 23rd, Chinese authorities arrested over one thousand Tibetan civilians and monks connected to protests over the Gangtuo/Kamtok hydroelectric dam project in Sichuan province located in southwestern China. Chinese law enforcement arrested several hundred monks, nuns, and villagers throughout Gege County, Kardze Tibetan...

Remaining MPs Arrive at Tuvalu Capital to Vote for New Prime Minister

Remaining MPs Set to Arrive New Members of Parliament (MP) are expected to vote this weekend or early next week for Tuvalu’s next prime minister. The vote was delayed for at least one month due to adverse weather preventing several MPs from traveling to the country’s capital, Funafuti. However, the final...

Budget Request Shows Chinese Incursions Straining Taiwan’s Military Fuel Funds

Request For Additional Fuel Funds Recently, it was revealed that Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense submitted a letter to the Legislative Yuan to approve more funds to pay for additional fuel in 2023. The ministry submitted the request to the Legislative Yuan’s General Accounting Office to approve $15.3 million USD...

Myanmar Ethnic Armies Condemn Junta’s Conscription Law

Various ethnic armies in Myanmar spoke out against the State Administration Council’s (SAC) recent activation of its conscription law. Some of the ethnic armies also activated their own conscription laws to prevent the SAC from conscripting people from the areas they control. Karen National Union On February 19th, the Karen National...

United States Urges China and Taiwan from Escalating Tensions Near Kinmen Islands

The United States urged both Taiwan and China not to escalate tensions regarding the February 14th, 19th, and 20th incidents near Kinmen Island. The U.S. State Department spokesperson, Matthew Miller, made the comments during the department's press conference on February 20th. Miller called for both sides to show restraint...

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