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Hong Kong banks freeze accounts of pro-democracy protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — High-profile dissidents and pro-democracy protesters have become targets for banks in Hong Kong, according to Apple Daily. One protester arrested by police during the a...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan members of Milk Tea Alliance stand with Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Milk Tea Alliance is calling on its Taiwanese members to join with other member nations in supporting Myanmar democracy activists on Sunday (Feb. 28). On Wednesday ...

Myanmar coup unites ethnic minorities and pro-democracy protesters

Three weeks after Myanmar's military coup, protests in cities around the country are growing larger than ever before and have spread to the capital cities of provinces with significant ethnic mino...

Clubhouse app lets Thailand pro-democracy protesters speak freely

Clubhouse is an invite-only audio app that is surging in popularity in Thailand as a youthful protest movement continues to demand reforms of the government and monarchy. Launched in April 2020, Club...

Thailand's prime minister survives no-confidence vote

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha survived a no-confidence vote Saturday in parliament amid allegations that his government mismanaged the economy, bungled the provision of CO...

First evacuation flight from Myanmar to Taipei scheduled for Feb. 21

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — A charter flight operated by the Taiwan-based China Airlines will evacuate Taiwanese from Myanmar and bring them home this week as tensions between pro-democracy protesters...

Thailand's pro-democracy protesters clash with police

BANGKOK (AP) — Followers of Thailand’s recently revived student-led pro-democracy movement clashed with police Saturday night as they held a protest seeking the release of four comrades jailed pending...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2021. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. ...

Biden set to boost US refugee admissions after Trump cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is preparing to notify Congress and others that it will dramatically increase U.S. admissions of refugees. Officials and people familiar w...

Thailand: Woman handed record 43-year sentence for defaming monarchy

A former civil servant accused of insulting Thailand's monarchy was sentenced to a record prison term of 43 years and six months, for violating the country's strict lese majeste laws. The Ba...

Five Hongkongers, believed to have escaped via Taiwan, seek asylum in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have arrived in the U.S. to seek asylum, and they are reportedly the same escapees detained in Taiwan last year for entering the co...

Benefactor to Hongkongers in Taiwan arrested amid HK's purge of opposition voices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The lawyer who has assisted hundreds of arrested pro-democracy protesters and helped set up a restaurant employing Hongkongers in Taipei was among the nearly dozen arreste...

Taiwan president condemns arrest of 53 Hong Kong activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Jan. 6) condemned the arrest of over 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and called on the world's democracies to...

Cato Institute ranks HK 3rd in human freedom, Taiwan lowly 19th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite well-documented police violence against Hong Kong activists, the imposition of the draconian Hong Kong national security law, and the arrest and imprisonment of pr...

Sudanese protesters mark anniversary of anti-Bashir uprising

CAIRO (AP) — Protests in Sudan's capital and across the country on Saturday demanded a faster pace to democratic reforms, in demonstrations that marked the two-year anniversary of the uprising that le...