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For 70th anniversary, Chinese regime masquerades as champion of human rights

In a white paper published for its 70th anniversary, the Beijing regime did not hesitate to disguise itself as a champion of human rights despite massive and systematic violations of the freedom of th...

AP Photos: 70 years of Communist rule in China

China's 1.4 billion people have gone through periods of tremendous upheaval and change under 70 years of Communist rule. The once impoverished war-torn country has grown into the wor...

Hong Kong proves dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist: Taiwan vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The recent events in Hong Kong prove that dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) told former East German dissident and singer Wolf ...

MOFA urges Norwegian government to correct Taiwan's designation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday that it has urged the Norwegian government to correct Taiwan's designation on resident permits issued for Taiwanese residing in the northern Eur...

Taiwanese residing in Norway sue over name change to China

A group of Taiwanese residing in Norway said Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against Norwegian government authorities, accusing them of changing their nationality to China from Taiwan in their r...

Detained Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 and a half years

BEIJING (AP) — Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after h...

Analysis: China pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of a Chinese te...

Opinion: No sign of political reform in China since 'Charter 08'

In December 2008, ten years ago this month, 303 prominent Chinese intellectuals —leaders in academy, law, civil administration and associations of workers and farmers - signed "Charter 08,&...

Jailed Chinese activist Huang Qi in 'immediate' danger: rights groups

A group of human rights organizations has called for Chinese dissident Huang Qi to be "immediately and unconditionally" freed from prison, citing an "immediate threat to his life."...

Sense of impunity emboldens autocrats to get rid of enemies

BEIRUT (AP) — The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back? ...

Chinese dissident Liu Xia might visit Taiwan next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Liu Xia (劉霞), the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波), might visit Taiwan next year for a photo exhibition, reports said Tuesday. She t...

Chinese dissident Liu Xia may soon be invited to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a recent appearance in New York by Liu Xia (劉霞), the widow of Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) on Sept. 26, there is speculation that the human rights activis...

Appeasing China will not bring peace

People who love peace, freedom and human rights should not forget the words of German pastor Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984) about the Nazis, paraphrased at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston:...

China: RSF condemns the arrest of an on-air source of Voice of America

TAIPEI (RSF) -- RSF demands the release of professor Sun Wenguang, known for his public interventions against Chinese censorship and propaganda, who was arrested on Wednesday by Chinese police while p...

Taiwan-China relations are tense, democracy is Taiwan’s foothold: Time Magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. weekly magazine "Time" says that Taiwan-China relations are tense with China increasing efforts to isolate Taiwan, but Taiwan's democracy is its foothol...