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Twitter locks Chinese embassy’s account over Uyghur tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twitter has locked the official account of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. over a controversial tweet aimed at legitimizing Beijing's actions in the Xinjiang region. ...

Beijing's assurances on forced labor 'hot air': Chair of EU Parliament's China Delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EU leaders and China hammered out the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) in the closing days of 2020 at a time when the Chinese Communist Party is increasingly on...

EXPLAINER: Why US accused China of genocide and what's next

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state's accusation of genocide against China touches on a hot-button human rights issue between China and the West. In one of his final acts in o...

US says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

WASHINGTON (AP) — On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit China with new sanctions by declaring that China’s policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in western Xi...

EU-China investment deal lacks teeth on forced labor but could still be derailed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European Union leadership is hailing the investment deal it reached with China at the end of 2020 as a breakthrough, but critics say the accord — pushed through just...

US commission says China possibly committed 'genocide' against Uighurs

China possibly carried out genocide against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, a bipartisan commission of the US Congress said in its report on Thursday...

US President Trump might have reversed course on China: Bolton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If he had been elected to a second term, United States President Donald Trump might have performed a 180 on China and become more conciliatory on trade issues, according t...

Taiwan urged to do more for Hong Kong after 'Blitzkrieg' against democrats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the arrest of 53 pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, leaders from three concerned Taiwanese groups, legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐), and two Hong Kong pro-democrac...

Chinese Embassy calls Uyghur women 'baby-making machines'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Embassy in the U.S. on Thursday (Jan. 7) proclaimed the detention of Uyghur women in internment camps has put an end to their role as "baby-making machine...

Taiwan vice president warns EU about folly of investment deal with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Wednesday (Dec. 30) warned the European Union to be wary of an investment deal it is on the verge of signing with China. ...

China leads world in jailed journalists for second year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has the most imprisoned reporters of any country in the world for the second year in a row, counting 47 in total, according to an annual report published by the Comm...

Switzerland struggles to explain hush-hush deal with China’s Ministry of Public Security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recently expired, renewable five-year agreement between the Swiss government and China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) that allows Chinese agents to covertly r...

Plight of Uighur kids revealed on World Children’s Day

Concentration camps. Forced labor. Forced sterilizations. Torture. These are the words that keep appearing in connection with the Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group that resides primarily in East Turkista...

Pope acknowledges Uyghurs in China as 'persecuted people' for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a new book to be released next month, Pope Francis acknowledges Uyghur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region as "persecuted people" for the first time. In...

Hursan Hassen's story is a Uighur tragedy

Millions of civil servants, writers and teachers were fired. Elites and artists were attacked, many intellectuals were labeled "counter-revolutionaries," beaten or killed; others were sent t...