Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong lawmakers scuffled with each other on Saturday over the government's proposed amendments to the territory's extradition law. At least one member of the Legislative Council was carri...

Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong lawmakers scuffled with each other on Saturday over the government's proposed amendments to the territory's extradition law. At least one member of the Legislative Council was carri...

Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislative assembly descended into chaos Saturday as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory's extradition law clashed over acce...

Wife to visit Taiwan human rights worker in China jail next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has given the green light to Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜) for a visit next week to her husband, Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who is sitting out a five-y...

Chinese academic’s deportation from Taiwan ‘justified’: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan will deport anyone who intends to push for military unification during his or her sojourn on the island, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Saturda...

Taiwan human rights lawyer warns against traveling to Hong Kong due to new extradition bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwan human rights group has expressed grave concern over the safety of Taiwanese visiting or transiting through Hong Kong, after the city’s government passed the firs...

U.S. to consider action on behalf of Taiwan human rights worker jailed in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If China does not respond, the United States will consider taking further action on behalf of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), U.S. Ambassador-at...

U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom to meet Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will meet United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback at an international forum in Taiwan Monday, according ...

Democracy activist warns Taiwanese could be extradited from Hong Kong to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Changes in Hong Kong legislation to facilitate the extradition of criminals could lead to the arrest of Taiwanese visitors to the former British colony for political reaso...

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...

Wife of Taiwanese activist jailed in China attends US State of the Union address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Jing-yu (李凈瑜), wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), attended the U.S. State of the Union address on Tuesday during a week-long trip in wh...

Wife of jailed Taiwanese activist to attend Trump address

WASHINGTON (CNA) — Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), the wife of a Taiwanese democracy advocate jailed in China, has been invited to attend U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address on Tues...

Wife of imprisoned Taiwan activist to seek US government's help

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), wife of Taiwanese democracy advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), will visit the United States on Sunday to raise government awareness of the situation regarding her husband...

57 international scholars sign open letter urging Canadian PM to reconsider Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 57 international Taiwan studies scholars have signed an open letter supporting the Canadian government’s management of its current China dispute. The letter was p...

Xi's tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks. That hasn't panned out. Instead, h...