Hong Kong police arrest 9 over Taiwan escape plot

Hong Kong police have arrested nine people accused of helping pro-democracy activists flee the former British colony for Taiwan. The group allegedly supplied a speedboat for the 12 anti-Beijing demon...

Over 40% of Hongkongers consider emigration due to unstable politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released Tuesday (Oct. 6) shows that almost 44 percent of Hong Kong residents have been considering emigration after Beijing's introduction of the national se...

Merkel accuses China of 'poor and cruel treatment' of minorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (Sept. 30) accused Beijing of "poor and cruel treatment" of minorities and expressed deep concern over the situation...

Families call for access to Hong Kong relatives detained in China

The relatives of 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China at sea last month called for access to their detained family members in a petition to the mainland's representative office in the semi-autono...

Hong Kong says it will not interfere with China's arrest of 12 at sea

Hong Kong’s government will not intervene in the case of 12 city residents who mainland Chinese authorities arrested as they tried to flee by boat to Taiwan, despite pleas from their relatives f...

Germany debates China policy ahead of EU talks

German lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the European Union's relationship with China ahead of high-level talks next week between Brussels and Beijing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected ...

Hong Kong police arrest hundreds after protests over delayed vote

Police in Hong Kong have arrested almost 300 people during anti-government demonstrations organized to protest delayed elections that were set to take place on Sunday. Most of the demonstrators had b...

UN experts raise concerns over Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven human rights experts affiliated with the U.N. raised concerns over Hong Kong’s national security law in a letter addressed to Chinese authorities, saying that the law infringed ...

UN experts decry Hong Kong security law in letter to China

GENEVA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts have told China the new security law for Hong Kong "infringes on certain fundamental rights" and voiced concerns that it could be used to...

Taiwan ID firm dismisses accusation it worked with contractors for China spy grid

2020/9/4 16:30 Update Central Engraving and Printing Plant (the government agency that contracts out card making) has issued a statement dismissing as "baseless" a report suggesting illegal ...

Hong Kong police use critics' past comments to make new security law arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police are using the past comments and actions of government critics to pursue convictions covering the city's new security law, despite promising the legisl...

Taiwan's Swedish envoy interviewed by Nordic country's top public radio station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Representative to Sweden Vincent Yao (姚金祥) accepted an exclusive interview with Radio Sweden to discuss the establishment of representative offices between ...

Chinese critic of Xi 'delighted' by her expulsion from CCP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired professor at Beijing's Central Party School, Cai Xia (蔡霞), said Thursday (Aug. 20) that she is "delighted" by her expulsion from the Chinese Communis...

U.S. officially notifies Hong Kong it has ended three agreements

The U.S. State Department said it notified Hong Kong on Wednesday (Aug. 19) that Washington has suspended or terminated three bilateral agreements with the semi-autonomous city following China’s...

Foreign minister shows off customized Taiwan-Czech mask during interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) showed off a customized face mask embroidered with the national flags of Taiwan and the Czech Republic in an interview Friday (Aug. 14), e...