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Hong Kong election: Will the crackdown on rights and freedoms continue?

Around 1,500 members of Hong Kong's election committee are expected to cast their votes on Sunday to choose the next chief executive for the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Hong Kong's former c...

What's next for Hong Kong after Carrie Lam announces exit?

When she was elected as Hong Kong's first female chief executive in 2017, Carrie Lam pledged to work with the public to achieve "real consensus and gain the widest support from society."...

Taiwan gets bipartisan support from Swedish parliamentarians during debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan received multi-party support as Swedish parliamentarians held a debate on foreign policy on Wednesday (Feb. 16). Taiwan came up numerous times throughout the ses...

How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021

HONG KONG (AP) — As the days of 2021 dwindled, so did any remaining traces of democracy in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, a vocal pro-democracy media outlet -- one of the last openly criti...

Interpol elects United Arab Emirates official as president

ISTANBUL (AP) — Interpol on Thursday elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in I...

Taiwan foreign minister visits EU capital Brussels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) paid an unprecedented visit to Brussels Friday (Oct. 29) for exchanges with European Union figures, according to reports. Wu’s of...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan foreign minister having beer with Czech Senate president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo showing Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil drinking from a mug filled to the brim with beer with Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has gone viral. ...

Taiwan’s foreign minister calls for post-pandemic resilience in Slovakia speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) called on like-minded countries to build a "democratic supply chain" for the post-pandemic era in a keynote speech at a conferen...

Taiwan foreign minister to deliver speeches in Slovakia, Czech Republic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) will deliver a keynote speech at a think tank conference in Slovakia and receive a medal from Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil, but h...

Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu announces trip to Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed on Tuesday (Oct. 19) that Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is planning a visit to Europe. Wu has been offici...

Foreign ministry thankful for parliamentarians' support for Taiwan and Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (Sept. 13) welcomed a video statement issued by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) and thanked member states...

Parliamentary group calls for end to China's bullying of Taiwan and Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) on Sunday (Sept. 12) called on the world’s democracies to stand in solidarity with Lithuania and Taiwan, which face ...

Australia to upgrade sanctions arsenal as West spars with China over Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia is set to become the latest country to adopt Magnitsky-style targeted sanctions against human rights violators just months after its American, British, and Europ...

Lawmakers in 10 countries take action against 2022 Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives from 10 national legislatures and the European Parliament have announced initiatives aimed at opposing the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, including calls...

International alliance of legislators kicks off campaign to include Taiwan in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) on Tuesday (April 27) announced an international campaign to include Taiwan in next month's World Health Assembly (WHA...