Beijing to send 300 police to Hong Kong: Kyodo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese news agency Kyodo News reported on July 4 that Beijing is planning to deploy 200 to 300 armed police officers to Hong Kong as "observers." According ...

China's 'I can't breathe' video falsely flagged as Taiwanese police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video footage of a Chinese-looking police officer kneeling on a woman's neck has been reposted on a variety of social media platforms in the Philippines, along with th...

Evidence of Taiwan health official learning about Wuhan virus human-to-human transmission in Dec

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As world leaders are pointing a finger at what U.S. President called a "China-centric" World Health Organization for failing to respond to the human-to-human cor...

African diplomats in China protest against racial discrimination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ambassadors of several African countries issued a protest letter to the Chinese Foreign Ministry Monday (April 13) over racist mistreatment of African nationals in China, ...

China investigates party member critical of Xi over outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Communist party member who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak is being investigated on suspicion of a “severe violation of disciplin...

Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife says

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Quanzhang, a well-known Chinese rights lawyer, was released from prison Sunday after being held for more than four years, his wife said. It was unclear whether he...

Rumors hampering fight against coronavirus in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — The message started with an outlandish claim: The coronavirus was retreating in India because of “cosmic-level sound waves” created by a collective cheer citizens had been asked to jo...

Daughter of imprisoned Swedish bookseller lambasts China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The daughter of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Angela Gui, said China is stripping away human rights regardless of nationality after her father was sentenced 10 years in p...

China civil rights activist arrested for suggesting Xi should resign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong (許志永) was arrested Saturday (Feb. 15) in the Chinese city of Guangzhou after publishing an article on social media that highli...

Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in Chinese torture case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday is expected to end a 15-year-old legal fight in the U.S. over whether a Chinese television official incited torture in ...

Vatican New Year calendar suspected of hinting at support of Hong Kong protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the cover of the Holy See's latest annual calendar, Pope Francis can be seen standing in the middle of an umbrella-holding crowd as raindrops fall from the sky. ...

Smuggling ring suspected of digging 250-m-deep tunnel between Hong Kong and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese police on Wednesday (Nov. 27) arrested five suspects on suspicion of smuggling more than 2,000 iPhones through a secret tunnel believed to lead to Hong Kong. Ac...

Hong Konger complains to UK about China TV forced confession

LONDON (AP) — A former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters complained on Wednesday to U.K. regulators that Chi...

Indonesia arrests 85 Chinese nationals in alleged phone scam

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested 85 Chinese nationals for alleged involvement in a cross-border telephone fraud ring. Jakarta police chief Gatot Edd...

'Tortured' ex-British Consulate in HK employee rumored to be in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Simon Cheng (鄭文傑), a former British Consulate in Hong Kong employee, is rumored to be in Taiwan after he accused the Chinese government of torturing him. Taiwan's M...