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...

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...

Huang Kuo-chang: Beijing must give up its 'One China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party leader Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) remarked on Facebook this afternoon that China can only begin to engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan once it gives up it...

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...

Poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

JINAN, China (AP) — Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people's oppression under Mao Zedong. The 39-year-old poet was born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, ...

Indonesian Muslims protest China's detention of Uighurs

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Several hundred protesters chanted "God is Great" and "Get out, communist!" outside China's embassy in the Indonesian capital, demanding an end to mass detentions of Uighur M...

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

HOTAN, China (AP) — Chinese men and women locked in a mass detention camp where authorities are "re-educating" ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been imported all year by ...

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

HOTAN, China (AP) — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China's far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growl...

Liberal International expresses concern over China's imposition on freedom and democracy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent voice in the international community of liberal nations has resolved that Taiwan is victim to an increasing amount of threats from autocratic entities. The ...