Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million peop...

#MeTooUyghur: Relatives of captive citizens demand China releases proof-of-life videos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video released by Chinese authorities “confirming” detained Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit is still alive has prompted an unexpected social media movement, ...

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

BEIJING (AP) — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of their relatives who have disappeared into a vast system of internment camps. The socia...

17 Australian residents detained in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports suggest 17 Australian residents are being detained by Chinese authorities in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. U.K. newspaper The Guardian published a report Sund...

China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's death

BEIJING (AP) — China is condemning Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody. Foreign ministry spokeswoman H...

Liberal Democracy or Communist Totalitarianism: the battle for Taiwan's future has already begun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some have said that Chinese telecom companies may put private data at risk, not only Huawei, but any Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This is why Taiwan and other nations ...

China ‘confirms’ Uighur musician alive following Turkey’s reproach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities released a video on Sunday ‘confirming’ Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is still alive—something on which international expe...

Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has called China's treatment of its minority Uighurs "a great cause of shame for humanity." In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy...

Rights groups urge UN to press China over Uighur detentions

GENEVA (AP) — Some leading advocacy groups are calling on the United Nations to take action to help prod the Chinese government to end the "mass detentions" of Muslim Uighurs in wester...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 30 Orange County Register (Santa Ana, California) on the war in Afghanis...

Human Rights Watch: China at most repressive since Tian’anmen massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Jan. 17, international research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) published its World Report 2019; a comprehensive review of the current human rights conditio...

US defense report: Taiwan ‘primary driver for China’s military modernization’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.’s Defense Intelligence Agency published an unclassified report today (Jan. 16) entitled “2019 China Military Power Report,” which cites Taiwan u...

China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be s...

US issues updated travel advisory for citizens going to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. State Department has updated its travel advisory for U.S. citizens traveling to China. On Jan. 3, the U.S. government altered its advisory to detail informatio...

Video shows Kazakh man 'glad to shoot' photo of Xi Jinping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video has surfaced of a Kazakh man "glad" to fire three shots at a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping in an apparent act of defiance in response to the repressi...