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China returns to dark ages of press freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called out China late Tuesday night (Dec. 7) for waging war on press freedom. RSF East-Asia Bureau head Cedric Alviani introduced a repo...

China: Detained journalist Zhang Zhan on 'hanging by a thread'

Detained journalist Zhang Zhan is reportedly on the "hanging by a thread" amid a hunger strike, as international pressure mounts on the Chinese government to release her. Zhang was also unv...

China: COVID citizen journalist 'close to death' in jail

Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who was jailed for 4-years over her coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, is at imminent risk of dying, the International Federation of Human Rights said F...

45 NGOs urge China to immediately free journalist who reported on COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the eve of a holiday traditionally seen as a time for family reunions and reconnection, Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan (張展) remains behind bars over a year after...

2 on trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic

Two amateur computer coders taken by police from their Beijing homes last year were standing trial Tuesday (May 11) in a case that illustrates the Chinese government’s growing online censorship ...

Press Freedom Day: Missing citizen journalists in China

Last year, while the Chinese government tried to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the original epicenter of Wuhan, four citizen journalists were arrested for trying to share information about the s...

How China's pandemic propaganda muzzles citizen journalists

When the novel coronavirus began to ravage the central Chinese city of Wuhan just over a year ago, many young Chinese in east-coast cities ignored the state media reports, which they saw as untrustwor...

China strips license from second lawyer for HK activists

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A second Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his license on Tuesday as Beijing attempts to crush opposition to its tighter control o...

China strips license of lawyer for Hong Kong activist

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his law license on Friday amid efforts by Beijing to crush opposition to its tighter control o...

Two mainland lawyers involved with HK activists say they face having licences revoked

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has said it would revoke the licences of two human-rights lawyers involved in the case of 12 Hong Kongers whom mainland authorities arrested at sea and accused of t...

EU and China to sign investment deal amid unease over rights

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and China are set to sign a long-awaited business investment deal after seven years of intense discussions despite concerns about the human rights situation in the c...

500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan never counted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) found that nearly 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan were never counted, based on the estimate...

EU demands China release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan

The European Union on Tuesday demanded that China release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan and several other jailed reporters, lawyers and human rights champions. The EU statement was issued just ahead...

China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking troub...

Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan sentenced to four years for reporting on COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan (張展), who covered the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday (Dec. 28). ...