Falun Gong's expansion plans in bucolic area stoke tensions

DEERPARK, N.Y. (AP) — Expansion plans for Falun Gong's compound in the hills of upstate New York have heightened tensions with neighbors. They worry that the religious group banned b...

Hong Kong deports 33 Taiwanese planning to join protest against extradition law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hong Kong on Friday (April 26) deported 33 Taiwanese Falun Gong members planning to join the April 28 protest against a new extradition law, provoking an expression of concern f...

Taiwanese actress in China harassed for attending Shenyun performance 9 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An 18 year old Taiwanese actress and musician working in China, Ou-yang Nana (歐陽娜娜), has become a target of harassment by Chinese netizens, for her alleged support of Taiw...

Now in theaters: 'Letter from Masanjia' leaves Taiwanese audience in tears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In 2012, a woman in Oregon found a hidden letter inside a Halloween decoration she bought at a local store, which led her to discover a horrifying secret in China and the pligh...

Chinese exchange student in Taiwan criticizes Xi Jinping in live broadcast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following in the footsteps of another student vlogger who hit headlines earlier this year for his criticism of the Communist Party, a Chinese exchange student in Taiwan ha...

Tibet uprising 60 years on: The fight continues

March 10 is an important date for the Tibetan struggle. On this date in 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans blockaded the palace of their leader, the Dalai Lama, to protect him against perceived threa...

Chinese rights lawyer returns home after 2-year sentence

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who recently completed a two-year prison sentence on national security charges says he has returned to his parents' home in central C...

Calls for Taiwan independence surface on Reddit ahead of feared Tencent censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that Tencent has made a massive US$150 million investment in the social media site Reddit, many of its users have been hastily posting support for Taiwan's...

Detained Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 and a half years

BEIJING (AP) — Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after h...

Police block Chinese court where rights lawyer to be tried

TIANJIN, China (AP) — About two dozen plainclothes police are stationed outside a courthouse in northern China as the trial of a prominent human rights lawyer was expected to unfold. ...

No sympathy for Wu Pao-chun in Taiwan’s ‘baker-gate’ scandal

Taiwanese politics has been rocked by a huge scandal this week. It is not the scurrilous attempts by the former KMT candidate for Mayor of Taipei, Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), to undermine the election o...

Thailand detains Taiwan man over alleged China broadcasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Taiwanese businessman was detained in Thailand for allegedly helping an underground radio broadcast at China, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Friday. The manager of the onli...

'Slaughter' author says Chinese used Taipei Mayor Ko's tech to transplant Falun Gong prisoners' organs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ethan Gutmann, author of the book "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem," at a press conference to...

Vatican concerned over jailed Catholics despite China-Vatican deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite the Vatican and China enduring numerous years of negotiations to achieve an agreement over the appointment of bishops, several points of concern for the Vatican we...

Book claims Taipei Mayor transplanted organs from Falun Gong prisoners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese publisher of the Chinese version of a book about the harvesting of human organs from dissidents in China has posted a full-page advertisement claiming Taipei'...