When 'burglar' becomes 'watchdog': Human Rights Council's legitimacy questioned after China elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups and political figures are crying foul after Tuesday's (Oct. 13) election at the United Nations headquarters enabled China's return to the Human...

China sees affirmation in election to Human Rights Council

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday its reelection to the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite stiff opposition from leading democratic states and rights groups, was proof of the international...

China elected to UN Human Rights Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (Oct. 14), but support for Beijing's admittance to the body was down more than 20 percent compa...

Rights groups oppose China, Russia, Saudis on UN rights body

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights groups are urging the U.N.’s 193 member nations to oppose seats on the world organization’s premiere rights body for China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and others bec...

Countries should reject China's bid for UN Human Rights Council: NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups are calling on UN member states to block China's attempt to run for one of the open seats on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) given the regime&#...

China furious with global outcry over Xinjiang and Hong Kong

In the declaration drafted by Germany and presented at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, 39 predominantly Western countries denounced China for gross human rights violations in the weste...

Head of Tibetan exile government still seeks independence on anniversary of annexation

The head of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, told DW on Wednesday that on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese annexation of Tibet, he was still fighting for autonomy. "It is diff...

Hong Kong teacher's license revoked after political lessons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The license of a Hong Kong primary school teacher has been revoked for allegedly teaching politically incorrect material in the first incident of its kind since Beijing en...

Video game Genshin Impact censors words 'Taiwan,' 'Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest example of censorship imposed by China, gamers on Tuesday (Oct. 6) noticed that the action role-playing game Genshin Impact is censoring the words "Taiw...

Nearly 40 nations criticize China's human rights policies

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly 40 mainly Western countries criticized China’s treatment of minority groups, especially in Xinjiang and Tibet, on Tuesday and expressed grave concern at the impact of its ...

Dalai Lama says he plans to visit Taiwan as academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dalai Lama said he will visit Taiwan in the capacity of a professor and deliver an address at National Tsing Hua University, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 6). Preachin...

Anti-CCP protests flare on China's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights activists staged "Resist China: Freedom Now" protests in more than 60 cities worldwide on Thursday (Oct. 1), China's National Day, to raise awar...

Opinion: China's ethnic socialism

It has recently been reported that China is imposing forced labor on thousands of people in Tibet. Since annexing the Buddhist state in 1950, the People's Republic has done almost everything in it...

China's post-pandemic recovery has severe regional imbalances - survey

BEIJING (Reuters) - While China’s coastal provinces and major cities are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, firms in its poorer western and central provinces are falling well behind in me...

Pompeo warns of China influence in state, local governments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday that China was aggressively attempting to influence state and local governments, including through seemingly innocuous sister-...