China ‘creating the world’s largest prison’ in Xinjiang: ABC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – ABC News reported that China has been “creating the world’s largest prison” in Xinjiang through so-called “re-educational camps" on its progra...

U.S. and Germany slam China’s Xinjiang policies at Security Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During a closed-door meeting at the United Nations Security Council, the representatives of the United States and Germany lashed out at China for its repression of the Uig...

Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...

Tiananmen: When China shifted from solidarity to stability

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journ...

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement's mistakes, passion

BEIJING (AP) — Wu'er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast...

Global leaders attend Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum

Hsinchu (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan’s religious freedoms have come a long way, at the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, in Hsinchu on Thursday (May...

Xinjiang human rights crisis called to attention in US-China relations seminar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The arbitrary detention of over one million Muslim minority citizens in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region became central to discussions in a U.S.-China relations seminar last...

Kenneth Starr: religious freedom helps society flourish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Every human being regardless of culture or background should enjoy fundamental human rights, said former United States solicitor general Kenneth Starr in an interview on M...

The Latest: China's Hikvision taking US concerns 'seriously'

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the U.S. and China (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Chinese surveillance equipment maker Hikvision says it takes U.S...

Chinese ambassador denies Xinjiang Muslims banned from fasting during Ramadan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rumors that China has banned Muslims from northwest China’s Xinjiang Province from fasting during Ramadan were denied in a tweet from the Chinese ambassador to Pakis...

UN chief raised plight of Uighurs with China's president

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of an estimated 1 million Uighurs incarcerated in re-education camps in China during a recent meeting with the ...

China formally arrests Xinjiang ex-governor in bribery case

BEIJING (AP) — China says the former governor of the restive Xinjiang region has been formally arrested on accusations of taking bribes. Nur Bekri, who most recently headed the Natio...

China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's death

BEIJING (AP) — China is condemning Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody. Foreign ministry spokeswoman H...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 30 Orange County Register (Santa Ana, California) on the war in Afghanis...

Conditions worsen for foreign journalists in China: survey

Working conditions for foreign journalists in China worsened in 2018, a survey showed Tuesday, partly due to government interference with reporting on Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang. The Foreign ...