Ex-Swedish envoy indicted in case of detained HK bookseller

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Prosecutors in Sweden said Monday the country's former ambassador to China has been indicted for unauthorized contacts with a foreign power for organizing a meeting in Stockholm betwe...

Ex-British consulate employee from Hong Kong shadowed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During his stay in Taiwan, the former employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who has accused China of torturing him was shadowed by an unknown foreign national, re...

Taiwanese man arrested in China collected military secrets: Chinese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man who went missing in China last August faces allegations of collecting military secrets, Chinese media reported Saturday (November 30). Morrison Lee (李孟居...

Sweden rejects Chinese criticism of press freedom prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s culture minister has rejected criticism by the Chinese ambassador of her participation in the awarding of a press freedom prize to a publisher detained in China. ...

China detains Japanese professor in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese professor from Hokkaido University has been detained by the Chinese government on suspicion of spying after being invited by the Chinese Academy of Social Scien...

#MeToo activist who reported on Hong Kong believed detained in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huang Xueqin (黃雪琴), a Chinese independent investigative journalist, has been detained by police in Guangzhou, China, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told AF...

Two US citizens detained in China on human trafficking charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. citizens working in China were detained by authorities in late September for charges related to human trafficking. Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan were detain...

China admits to detaining Taiwanese for ‘endangering national security’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) admitted on Wednesday (Sept. 25) it has detained a Taiwanese man who went missing in China in 2018. TAO spokesperson Ma Xiaogu...

A FedEx pilot is detained before boarding a flight in China

FedEx says one of its pilots was detained in China after an item was found in his luggage before he boarded a commercial flight. The company said Thursday the pilot was later release...

149 Taiwanese citizens reported missing in China since May 2016

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to statistics presented by the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), there have been 149 cases of Taiwanese citizens going missing in China since the Tsai administr...

Missing Taiwanese activist possibly nabbed in Shenzhen, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Authorities in Taiwan have asked the Chinese government for information regarding the whereabouts of a Taiwanese citizen who went missing during a trip to Hong Kong last w...

Arrests of foreign English teachers surge by tenfold in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of arrests and deportations of foreign English teachers has exploded by as much as tenfold this year as Beijing began launching a crackdown to create a "cleaner...

Another Canadian detained in China amid diplomatic chill

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada's government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affai...

Chinese photographer Lu Guang's detention raises alarm

For almost 40 years, Chinese photographer Lu Guang has been doggedly documenting environmental and social issues in China through the lens of his camera. The impact of his photography has been recogni...

China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has held an appeal hearing for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between the countries. ...