Taiwan loans Nicaragua US$100 million despite deteriorating human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has supplied the Nicaraguan government with a US$100 million dollar loan, a move that experts say could prop up President Daniel Ortega’s crumbling regime. ...

#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, ...

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...

Wife of jailed Taiwanese activist to attend Trump address

WASHINGTON (CNA) — Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), the wife of a Taiwanese democracy advocate jailed in China, has been invited to attend U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address on Tues...

57 international scholars sign open letter urging Canadian PM to reconsider Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 57 international Taiwan studies scholars have signed an open letter supporting the Canadian government’s management of its current China dispute. The letter was p...

US urges China to release human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has urged China to release detained human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. In a press statement published Tuesday by U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson ...

Detained Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 and a half years

BEIJING (AP) — Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after h...

China urges 'extremists' in Xinjiang to surrender with new 18-point crime list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conditions for Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region continue to deteriorate as small factions of Communist Party surveillance and security forces ste...