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...

China bans wife of jailed Taiwan activist from visiting him

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has banned the wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist jailed in China from visiting him for three months due to alleged improper behavior. A statement...

Wife of jailed Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che denied visitation for 'impeding reformation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), the wife of Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) was told she has been barred from visiting her husband for three months due to violating...

HR activists: Lee Ming-che subject to 'inhumane treatment' by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights activists calling for the release of pro-democracy NGO worker Lee Ming-che (李明) convened a press conference on Dec. 24, where they announced he had been subje...

Activists want China to free Taiwan human rights worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Human rights activists in Taipei demanded the release of Lee Ming-che (李明哲) Wednesday, the first anniversary of a Chinese court sentencing him to five years in prison for ...

China prevents wife from visiting jailed Taiwan rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has prevented relatives from visiting jailed human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) for two times running, raising fears about his health, his wife said Saturday. ...

China moves Taiwan rights activist to other prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has moved Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) from a prison in Hunan where he was serving a five-year sentence for subversive activities to a facility...

Taiwanese must reconsider before accepting Chinese ID cards

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is perhaps the only organization which still thinks it is going to be able to win over the Taiwanese people through a hearts and minds campaign. There have been m...

Mainland Affairs Council calls on China to release Taiwanese democracy advocate, improve human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-Cheng (邱垂正) called on China to respect democratic rights and release Taiwanese democracy activist Lee...

Human Rights Watch sends letter to EU asking for China to free Taiwan activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of a summit between the European Union and China next month, Human Rights Watch and other non-governmental organizations sent an open letter to EU leaders, asking th...

10,000 Taiwanese workers call for 10% wage raise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 10,000 workers marched on the streets of Taipei to mark Labor Day yesterday (May 1) and to make six demands, including a 10 percent salary raise, reported CNA. Organiz...

Taiwan's freedom of speech under threat from China: ex-vice premier

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has achieved complete freedom of expression since the days of totalitarian rule, but that freedom is now under threat from China, Yeh Chu-lan (葉菊蘭), former vice premier and wife...

Why China’s threats to Taiwan PM William Lai aren’t as ridiculous as they seem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It seems that the hyper-sensitive Chinese Communist Party has had its feelings hurt once again by Taiwanese Premier William Lai (賴清德). The CCP might be perfectly comfortable...

Taiwan rights activist Lee Ming-che's wife says he is being denied correspondence rights by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The wife of Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) jailed in China returned to Taipei on Wednesday, March 28, after visiting her husband at the Chishan prison in Hunan for the f...