Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

Chinese #MeToo activist released after detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese female-rights activist, investigative journalist Huang Xueqin (黃雪琴) was released on Friday (Jan. 19), following three months of detention on the charge of inci...

Vatican turns other cheek as China evicts bishop onto street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Vatican appears to have given its blessing on the shutting down of five parishes and the eviction of priests, elderly people, and a bishop by the Communist Chinese Par...

Photo of the Day: Macron plays the fool in China trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his latest cartoon, American illustrator Allan Rios mocks French President Emmanuel Macron's bilateral trade deal signed with China's Xi Jinping last week. L...

China's supporters, critics clash at UN over human rights for Uighurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Western countries like the United States, Great Britain, and Germany clashed with China and its supporters at the United Nations human rights committee Tuesday (October 29...

China's Uighur detention camps 'stain of the century': US Secretary of State

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At a conference for religious freedom in Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at China yesterday (July 18) over the human rights abuses it is committ...

Former Taiwan judge pushes for creation of Asian human rights court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Constitutional Court Justice Hsu Yu-hsiu (許玉秀) has invited legal scholars and professionals to Taiwan to take part in the Asian Human Rights Court Simulation (AHRCS, 模擬亞...

Chinese family seeks Taiwan visa extension to pursue U.S. asylum

Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Six members of a family from Sichuan Province, southwest China, that flew to Taiwan last week after their church was reportedly shut down by the government, has asked for an exte...

Hong Kong lawyers commemorate China's brutal 709 crackdown, call for release of detainees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Hong Kong based China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (中國維權律師關注組) has held a “silent standing protest” decrying China’s treatment of human rights lawye...

Christian family details crackdown on church in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Sunday service this week at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man. It was the first time Liao Qiang had worshipped publicly since authorities...

Taiwan should identify pro-China double agents operating in U.S.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fount Media, an online media outlet, carried an article written by senior journalist Yang Hsien-hung (楊憲宏) criticizing a pro-China organization in the U.S. that has defend...

China uses invasive mobile app to track Uyghurs, says human rights group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Integrated Joint Operations Platform (一體化聯合作戰平台), or IJOP, is a system Chinese authorities have deployed to monitor every move of the thirteen-million Uyghurs and othe...

AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack

NEW DELHI (AP) — With India's national elections barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish nuclear-rival Pakistan for a suicide attack on a...

#MeTooUyghur: Relatives of captive citizens demand China releases proof-of-life videos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video released by Chinese authorities “confirming” detained Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit is still alive has prompted an unexpected social media movement, ...

Wife of Taiwanese activist jailed in China attends US State of the Union address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Jing-yu (李凈瑜), wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), attended the U.S. State of the Union address on Tuesday during a week-long trip in wh...