House approves second bill aimed at forced labor in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two weeks, the House on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at cracking down on U.S. imports of goods made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in C...

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. ...

Congress seeks to block goods from China over forced labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Repr...

History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a day that's shaping up as one for the history books: For the first time, House lawmakers intend to vote by proxy, a move to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during the pa...

Pompeo demands China disclose whereabouts of Tibet's Panchen Lama

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Tibetans commemorated the 11th Panchen Lama's 25th year of disappearance on Monday (May 18), U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded the Chinese government &qu...

It's a work from home Congress as House approves proxy vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with the grandchildren. As House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer saw it, if he could Face Time with the grandkids, why not have Congress legislate by vid...

Work from home Congress? House set to OK proxy votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither Civil War nor Great Depression or any other national crisis has convinced the House to allow lawmakers to vote by proxy — without being “present” as the Constitution requires...

House considers voting by proxy amid virus outbreak

Members of the House would be allowed to designate a colleague to vote for them in the event they are unable to return to Washington amid the coronavirus outbreak under a proposal from the chairman of...

US legislation would ban products from Xinjiang over forced labor concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bipartisan bill to ban the import of products from Xinjiang due to reports of China's persecuted Uyghur minority being forced into labor was introduced to the U.S Ho...

'This is a plea for democracy': HK protest leaders urge US lawmakers to take action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Denise Ho testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday (Sept. 17), pleading with lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and De...

US house speaker issues statement to back HK protestors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Hong Kong protests showing no sign of abating, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 6) to support those taking to the street...

US congressman warns China not to meddle in Dalai Lama's succession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern has proposed a bill ensuring U.S. support for Tibet and the Dalai Lama. McGovern announced the bill, which is intended to curb Chinese en...

Center in Havana opens to preserve Hemingway's legacy

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. donors and Cuban builders have completed one of the longest-running joint projects between the two countries at a low point in bilateral relations. Officials from ...

Wife of Taiwan human rights worker jailed in China visits U.S. Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address earlier in the week, Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), the wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee M...

47 US Dems ask Trump to sanction Guatemala government

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 Democratic members of Congress urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on corrupt officials in the government of Guatemala and suspend assistance t...