Fear of Chinese justice at core of Hong Kong concerns

HONG KONG (AP) — With Britain the latest country to scrap its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the focus in the semi-autonomous city has returned to the concerns about China's legal system that spar...

Pro-Beijing countries could 'deport' Taiwanese to China: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official and scholar on Sunday (July 12) warned that the new national security law directed at Hong Kong could result in countries ...

Swedish ex-envoy acquitted of planning illegal China meeting

HELSINKI (AP) — A court has acquitted Sweden’s former ambassador to China of exceeding her authority in negotiations with a foreign country, concluding the first trial of its kind involving a Swedish ...

EU urges China to move on trade, back off in Hong Kong

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials on Monday pressed China’s leaders to open the country’s markets further to European companies, show stronger leadership in reforming worl...

Wuhan virus finally alters global perceptions of the PRC: William Stanton

Twenty-nine years ago, on April 18, 1991, I delivered an informal talk at the Hoover Institution about the People's Republic of China (PRC), which I recently found among my papers. What surprised ...

Taiwan Causeway Bay Books thronged by supporters on opening day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Causeway Bay Books (台灣銅鑼灣書店) saw enormous footfall on its opening day (April 25) in Taipei, marking a new start for a bookstore that was ruthlessly persecuted by th...

Hong Kong bookseller who fled China revives shop in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), the former owner of Causeway Bay Books (銅鑼灣書店) who was abducted by Chinese agents in Hong Kong for selling books banned in China, on Saturday (April 25...

Gothenburg cuts sister-city ties with Shanghai as Sweden cans Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sweden's second-largest city Gothenburg has officially ceased its sister-city agreement with Shanghai as the country shuts down the last of its Confucius Institutes. ...

Sweden shutters all China-sponsored Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As relations between China and the rest of the world continue to worsen due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Swedish government has decided to shut down...

China's New Citizens Movement activist detained again by CCP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong (許志永) was confirmed to be under residential surveillance by police in Guangzhou, China, after going missing for 20 days. It is ...

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 sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence ove...

China has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison.

Chinese envoy threatens and mocks Swedish media as ‘lightweight’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou (桂從友), said Saturday (Jan. 18) during an interview with news broadcaster SVT the Chinese embassy will deny traveling document...

Sweden summons Chinese envoy over 'lightweight boxer' remark

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's government summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comments Saturday that compared Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who “provokes a f...