China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. ...

New Zealand rebukes China envoy for remarks on HK supporters, freedom of speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Zealand Foreign Ministry reportedly dispatched officials to the Chinese consulate in Auckland this week to chide the consul-general for comments made last week fol...

Lawyer says China has charged Chinese-Australian writer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lawyer says a Chinese-Australian writer detained in Beijing since January has been charged and moved to a different detention center. Australian lawyer R...

Hong Kong singer-protester faces China at UN rights body

GENEVA (AP) — Hong Kong pop singer Denise Ho has taken a message of defiance against China to the U.N.'s top human rights body, denouncing "deceitful promises" by authorities and p...

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...