China dissident leaves for Canada after 233 days in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of two Chinese dissidents who arrived in Taiwan last September asking for political asylum was allowed to fly on to Canada after 233 days on the island, reports said T...

Wife of missing ex-Interpol chief claims asylum in France

The wife of the former Interpol chief being held in China on corruption charges has applied for asylum in France, her spokesperson has said. Grace Meng was put under police protection in the central ...

Jailed Chinese activist Huang Qi in 'immediate' danger: rights groups

A group of human rights organizations has called for Chinese dissident Huang Qi to be "immediately and unconditionally" freed from prison, citing an "immediate threat to his life."...

US lawmakers, civil society voice concern for Chinese activist dragged off telephone interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two U.S. lawmakers as well as numerous civil society groups have condemned China and called for the immediate release of Chinese academic Sun Wenguang (孫文廣), after he was ...

The life and struggle of Liu Xia, widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

"You are like the wind that never told me where it was going! When you come, my eyes are filled with tears; and when you leave, you leave grains of sand," Liu Xia wrote in 1992 to Liu Xiaobo...

Newly naturalized Chinese dissident blogger plans to run for office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger who has just received his Taiwanese citizenship said that he is interested in running for public office in Taiwan in the future w...

MAC confirms Chinese activist's temporary stay in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) - The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) confirmed late Wednesday a report by the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) that a Chinese human rights activist seeking political asylum has been allowed in...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A bride is helped before a mass wedding of over 250 couples in Surat, India. The wedding was hosted by an Indian businessman who has funded nuptials of fatherless brides in the city of Surat for sever...

NYC is getting huge immigration-themed Ai Weiwei exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is getting an enormous immigration-themed exhibition by the Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei (eye way-way). The project, announced Tuesday by the Publi...

German ambassador expresses concern over Chinese activist

BEIJING (AP) — Germany's ambassador to China has expressed concern over the trial of veteran human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, saying Chinese authorities have made it impossible for him to recei...

Chinese activist on trial accused of subverting state power

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese human rights activist is standing trial on charges of subversion of state power. Parts of the Tuesday trial of Jiang Tianyong were broadcast by the...

2 foreign doctors who visited Liu Xiaobo say cancer-stricken Chinese activist can be safely transported abroad

BEIJING (AP) — 2 foreign doctors who visited Liu Xiaobo say cancer-stricken Chinese activist can be safely transported abroad.

Family says Chinese activist faces subversion charge

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have charged rights activist Jiang Tianyong with subversion of state power six months after he disappeared and lost contact with his family and lawyers. ...

Chinese dissident leaves Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese human rights activist who disappeared after his arrival in Taiwan with a tour group last week and announced he would apply for political asylum, left the island ...

Chinese dissident disappears in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese activist once detained in his country for “causing social disorder” disappeared the day after he arrived in Taiwan with a tour group, reports said Sa...