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Uighur detentions in China 'turbocharged' by technology

Ethnic Uighurs in China's Xinjiang were "arbitrarily" selected for arrest by a computer program that flagged suspicious behavior, Human Rights Watch (HRW) wrote in a report detailing an ...

US tightens visa rules for Chinese Communist Party members

The US State Department issued new entry rules for Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members traveling to the United States, the New York Times reported Thursday. The policy, which took immediate effect,...

National museum dedicated to Army debuts on Veterans Day

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — A sword from the defense of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. A stopped wristwatch recovered from the wrecked E-Ring of the Pentagon on the Sept. 11 attacks. The Sherman tank t...

Exclusive: EU taps Chinese technology linked to Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang

Two EU institutions are using technology produced by China's Hikvision, a firm that has been accused of providing surveillance equipment to Muslim internment camps in the country's northwest X...

Biden talks tough on China, pledges deeper ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the U.S. presidential election less than two weeks away, Joe Biden is sending the message that he will be tough on China and seek to deepen ties with Taiwan. In an...

Taiwan proves 'You don't need dictatorship to fight COVID-19'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington-based think tank Freedom House on Wednesday (Oct. 21) included Taiwan among four countries in a graphic debunking the myth that only countries with dictatorship...

Countries should reject China's bid for UN Human Rights Council: NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups are calling on UN member states to block China's attempt to run for one of the open seats on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) given the regime&#...

House approves second bill aimed at forced labor in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two weeks, the House on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at cracking down on U.S. imports of goods made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in C...

China says ‘happiness’ is rising in Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) said levels of happiness among all ethnic groups in Xinjiang are rising and that China intends to keep teaching its residents a ...

Oslo Freedom Forum advocates for freedom against tyranny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Activists at the 2020 Oslo Freedom Forum once again advocated for liberty this week by talking about their experience countering authoritarianism. The forum was held on...

Congress seeks to block goods from China over forced labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Repr...

Taiwan activists join coalition urging Olympic Committee to take away Beijing's torch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several Taiwanese human rights groups have joined over 150 other organizations representing nearly every region of the world in urging the International Olympic Committee ...

Germany debates China policy ahead of EU talks

German lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the European Union's relationship with China ahead of high-level talks next week between Brussels and Beijing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected ...

'Mulan' Xinjiang scenes filmed near 10 internment camps, 5 prisons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Evidence has surfaced showing that scenes from the controversial Disney film "Mulan" were shot near at least 10 internment camps and five prisons in China's ...

US prepares orders blocking cotton, tomato imports from China's Xinjiang over forced labor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have prepared orders to block imports of cotton and tomato products from western China’s Xinjiang region over allegations they...