Wife: Taiwan activist may be forced to plead guilty in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The wife of a Taiwanese activist China accuses of subversion says her husband may be pressured into pleading guilty when his trial opens Monday, but she remains hopeful that he c...

Wife of detained Taiwan rights activist to travel to China on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) said she would board a flight to China on Sunday to attend his trial. Lee disappeared on March 19 after he crossed ...

Wife: China may soon put detained Taiwan activist on trial

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The wife of a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist detained since March in China and accused of endangering national security says Chinese authorities may soon put her husband on tri...

China to put Taiwanese rights activist on trial, invites wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The attorney for the Taiwanese rights activist detained in China since March phoned his wife Wednesday to tell her she was invited to a trial which would soon start. Le...

European Parliament calls on China to release Lee Ming-che

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- The European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the Chinese government to release Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) and Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) l...

China claims to have hired lawyer for Lee Ming-che

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Spokesman of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光), claimed today that they have hired a lawyer for the Taiwanese NGO worker, Lee Ming-ch...

US adds Lee Ming-che to list of political prisoners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The US Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) has added Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who has been held in China for nearly three months, to i...

Editorial: Another Chinese nail in the coffin of Taiwanese goodwill

With the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Incident – just like Taiwan’s 228 Incident a euphemism for a large-scale massacre of government opponents – approaching, human rights in Ch...

NGO petitions to free Taiwan activist from Chinese jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- NGO in Taiwan started a petition on Monday to free Lee Ming-cheh (李明哲), a long-time human rights activist who has been detained in China for more than two months, after he was ...

Wife of Lee Ming-cheh says U.S. is first stop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), wife of detained NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh (李明哲), said that the United States is the first stop of her rescue effort after coming back from Washington D.C. ...

Wife of detained NGO worker will attend U.S. House Committe hearing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The wife of the detained Taiwan NGO worker, Lee Ming-cheh (李明哲), and the group attempting to free her husband departed for the U.S. on Sunday to attend a House committee hearing...

Wife of Taiwan activist still wants global community to pressure China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 40 days after his detention in China, the wife of Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) stands by her campaign to focus international attention on h...

Editorial: Clear the sky above the Taiwan Straits by freeing Lee now

On March 19, a Taiwanese citizen crossed from Macau into the Chinese province of Guangdong, carrying documents to help his mother-in-law look for suitable medical treatment. However, after that day...

China warns against intervention over detained Taiwanese man

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Wednesday warned outside groups against seeking to intervene in the case of a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist detained in China, saying that would complicate matters and har...

Taiwan urges China to allow family to visit detained Taiwanese rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Tuesday held an international press conference to urge China to allow the family of the detained human rights adv...