12-year sentence for China dissident on state secrets charge

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest. Huang, ...

Exiled billionaire predicts China’s Communist rulers to face destructive crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Communist rulers are likely to stare “destruction” in the face soon, with the United States about to take new measures, exiled Chinese billionair...

'Butcher of Beijing' Li Peng's death does not absolve him of accountability: dissident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Tuesday (July 23) that former hard-line Chinese premier Li Peng had died, there were cheers of joy among the Chinese dissident community, as he was instrume...

Exiled Chinese dissident departs for Canada from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exiled Chinese dissident, Liu Hsing-lien (劉興聯), has reportedly left for Canada after staying in Taiwan more than 290 days. Tseng Chien-yuan (曾建元), president of the n...

Court orders Danish VW importer to pay dissident artist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A suburban Copenhagen court has ordered the importer in Denmark of Volkswagen to pay 1.5 million kroner ($226,000) to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for "unjustified use...

Chinese student who criticized Xi can stay 6 more months in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese student who became known in Taiwan after he denounced Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) during a live stream received permission to stay on the island a further...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Sunflower Movement in HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Hong Kong students occupied Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo), drawing many comparisons to Taiwan's Sunflower Student Movement, Chinese dissident artist Bad...

Photo of the Day: 'Water Tankman'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To express solidarity with protestors in Hong Kong rallying against a proposed law that would allow for the extradition of prisoners to China, Chinese dissident artist Badiucao...

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade

TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday just days ahead of the 30th anniversary ...

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade

TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan is urging Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China. Wang was speaking Wednesday in Tokyo days ahe...

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...

Chinese student who criticized Xi online applies for permanent residence in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese student, who denounced China's President Xi Jinping during a live stream in March went to the National Immigration Agency (NIA) to apply for permanent residency o...

Exasperated Ecuador ends asylum for world's worst houseguest

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Did Western media and government hypocrisy bring about Julian Assange's arrest, or was it his bad manners? The dramatic end to Julian Assange's asylum has spark...

Man arrested after altering LED screen in Chinese hospital to read: 'Long live Japan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Monday (April 8), the simplified Chinese characters for "long live Japan" (日本万岁) and "supporters of China are morons" (支持中国的是傻逼) suddenly started scrolli...

Fate of Chinese student in Taiwan who criticized Xi online uncertain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese student, who denounced China's President Xi Jinping during a live stream earlier this week, faces an uncertain fate after his Taiwan student visa expires in July....