China diplomat: centers for Muslims there are "campuses"

GENEVA (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat says detention centers for Muslims in western Xinjiang province are "campuses, not camps" and insists they are set to be closed as a "training program" for the eth...

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

Australia's foreign minister on Thursday called for "further clarification" about the detention of Chinese-Australian author Yang Hengjun and urged that he be treated "fairly."...

The Latest: China says holding writer on security charge

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Chinese-Australian writer held in China (all times local): 5 p.m. China says it is holding a Chinese-Australian writer on the charg...

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister has urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and says there is no evidence that his detention is part of a backlash against Canad...

Australia confirms dual citizen has been detained in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Thursday a Chinese-Australian writer had been detained in China in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada’...

Australia questions China over missing dissident author

The Australian government is seeking information from Beijing over the location of a citizen believed to be a Chinese-Australian author who has reportedly been missing since entering China five days a...

Australia asks about dual citizen reported missing in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government says it is seeking information about a Chinese-Australian writer who has been reported missing in China. Novelist and influential...

Sieren’s China: Are human rights really universal?

Not only the government but also the people of China have different ideas from those in the West when it comes to the role of the individual and the community or democracy and authoritarianism. This h...

The Latest: China scolds US over presence in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China talks involving top diplomats and defense chiefs (all times local): 1:50 p.m. China is telling the U.S. to stop sending A...

Nauru demands China apologize for bad behavior at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nauru President Baron Waqa called on China to formally apologize for a string of bad behavior by Chinese envoys at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) over the past few days. ...

Suggestion eSwatini to switch diplomatic allegiances is fake news: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA, 外交部) rubbished foreign media reports suggesting diplomatic ally eSwatini will switch allegiances to China, by saying that t...

Taiwan's Foreign Minister denies weakening ties with eSwatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) denied Wednesday that the country’s diplomatic ties with eSwatini are at risk, even though a senior Chinese diplomat ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - May 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top news this week includes: First Taiwanese graduate student delivers graduation speech at Berkeley; Cabinet unveils proposal to attract mid-level foreign staff; Chinese diplo...

Kim Jong Un meets high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing. ...

High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — A high-ranking Chinese diplomat plans to travel to Pyongyang later this week amid a flurry of diplomacy following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing. ...