Taiwan’s door should always be open for the Dalai Lama

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – On May 30, Taiwan hosted the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, in Hsinchu. It was a symbolic event highlighting both Taiwan’s long road to religiou...

A manifesto for media reform in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last weekend, dozens of senior officials from right across Taiwan’s mainstream media attended an industry summit. There’s nothing strange about that, you may thi...

Paul Ryan visit moves Taiwan-US relations in right direction but further action needed

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is a testament to the impact that the Taiwan Travel Act (TTA) has had on U.S.-Taiwan relations that, no less a figure than former Congressional Speaker Paul Ryan paid a v...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has called China's treatment of its minority Uighurs "a great cause of shame for humanity." In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy...

44 international scholars release open letter to democratic Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 44 international scholars and former U.S. government officials, including Jerome Cohen, William Stanton, and Stephen Young today jointly published an open letter to ...

Keanu Reeves spotted in Chinese anti-Muslim propaganda poster in Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Images of a Chinese propaganda poster preaching against "religious extremism" which bizarrely includes a photo of Hawaiian-Canadian actor Keanu Reeves suddenly starte...

Uyghur professor missing for 8 months, likely detained in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to reports a well-known and respected Uyghur professor has gone missing in Beijing. Professor Rahile Dawut, a scholar at Xinjiang University may have been abd...

China’s catalog of oppression in Xinjiang – and why Taiwan could be next

The images that emerged from Xinjiang Province in China last week of Uighur women having their clothes forcibly cut from their bodies by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) law enforcement officers were dee...

China enforces dress code in Xinjiang by cutting up women's clothing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Photographs out of Xinjiang, China over the past few days have documented how police and Communist cadres in the region are enforcing dress codes imposed on Uyghur women. ...

Netizens outraged by 'gene washing' wedding between Chinese man and Uyghur woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Netizens have become outraged over a video posted on the Uyghur dissident Facebook group Talk to East Turkestan on Saturday (May 26), which the group claims to show a forced we...

China reduces sentences for 11 Uighurs, Including Canadian

BEIJING (AP) -- A court in western China has reduced the sentences of 11 Uighurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security, including a naturalized Canadian preacher previously serving a l...

China criticizes French journalist's report

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese officials have accused a French journalist of political bias for her reporting on Beijing's efforts to equate ethnic violence in the western Muslim region of Xinjiang with glob...