Taiwanese student in France detained for protesting against Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese exchange student in Paris was briefly detained by police for waving an independence banner during Xi Jinping’s recent procession through the European cap...

Facebook's vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat. ...

Beijing increases censorship of foreign language books printed in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some Chinese censors are reportedly inserting themselves into the printing business of some Australian publishers with printing facilities in China. The Sydney Morning ...

2 Chinese dissidents allowed entry to Taiwan after being stuck in airport for 4 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Chinese dissidents were allowed to enter Taiwan last night (Jan. 30) after they were stuck in limbo in the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for four months as they soug...

China likely holding author Yang Hengjun in 'special detention,' says close friend

Chinese authorities on Thursday confirmed that they had detained outspoken blogger, author and activist Yang Hengjun at Guangzhou airport. The Australian national was reported missing last week and ha...

Sieren's China: Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei on a knife edge

Many people wrinkled their noses in November 2016 when Meng Hongwei was named the first Chinese president of Interpol – the world's most important international police organization. Meng wa...

Why Taiwan must legislate to welcome all refugees from Communist China

In the past week, there have been a couple of high profile examples of Taiwan providing sanctuary to Chinese dissidents. And this has raised the question of what policy Taiwan should have towards thos...

Scholars respond to Xi Jinping's 'political conspiracy' to grab power indefinitely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 25 it was reported that China’s top law making body is preparing to alter the country’s constitution, which will allow Xi Jinping to remain in office w...

MOFA confirms Chinese dissident arriving in US after four-year detention in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Tuesday that Chinese dissident Wang Jui (王睿), after being detained in Taiwan for four years, had arrived in the U.S...

China warns Taiwan not to make a fuss over activist Lee's court sentence for political ends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Wednesday, China defended its five year sentence for Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-Che for subversion of state power while participating in political lectures that promoted de...

China defends sentencing of Taiwan pro-democracy activist

BEIJING (AP) — China says a five-year prison sentence handed down to a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist who held online political lectures and helped the families of jailed Chinese dissidents was arri...

Illegal Tiananmen Square liquor arrives in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — A bottle of forbidden liquor produced last year by Chinese activists to mark the 1989 military crackdown on Beijing's Tiananmen Square has arrived in Hong Kong after a trip around the...

Wives of Chinese dissidents seek US help at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women who say their lawyer and activist husbands are being persecuted by China are petitioning the United States for help. The women made a unique joint appearance ...

AP Exclusive: China lawyer's family says US helped them flee

BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance vi...

China says Interpol notice issued for outspoken tycoon Guo

BEIJING (AP) — An elusive overseas billionaire who for months publicly threatened to expose high-level corruption in China's ruling Communist Party was named in an Interpol arrest notice before he app...