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Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Somewhere in China, a Taiwanese activist and former philosophy student is believed to be held on suspicion of endangering national security. Back home, that’s all his colleagues and family is hearing and they’re demanding answers. Lee Ming-Che has not been heard from for 23 days. On Monday, China revoked his wife’s travel permit shortly before […]

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

A group of activists from Hong Kong were met with an unlikely sight when they traveled to Taiwan for pro-independence forums: a violent backlash from protesters seeking reunification with mainland China. Police in Taipei had to keep angry protestors at bay to protect 20-year-old Joshua Wong, the secretary general of Hong Kong’s minor party Demosito, […]

China Enforces New Tibetan Border Regulations

China Enforces New Tibetan Border Regulations

Beijing has begun to enforce new border regulations aimed at curbing terrorism and separation, according to the state-run newspaper Global Times. On the other side of the border, however, Tibetans tell a different story. Tibetan exile media is reporting that the Chinese government is moving to limit border crossings ahead of the Dalai Lama’s trip […]

Taiwan President to Visit the U.S.

Taiwan President to Visit the U.S.

As thousands of Chinese missiles stay pointed toward Taiwan, the Communist nation’s patience with what it calls its breakaway province continues to be tested. Today, a senior Taiwanese official announced President Tsai Ing-wen and a 90-strong delegation plan to land on U.S. soil to meet members of Congress. Beijing believes Taiwan is nothing more than […]

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Ties with African Island Nation

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Ties with African Island Nation

Taiwan is somewhat of an international anomaly. China still considers it as a breakaway province that remains under Beijing’s control, and just under two dozen governments recognize it as a nation state. Today, that number shrunk to 20. Now, the government of the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principle have cut official ties […]

China’s Xi vows to create unity among China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

China’s Xi vows to create unity among China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

The President of China, Xi Jinping recently made a strong call in order to create unity among each and every individual who lives within the country. This statement was made on last Friday when the President attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of the birth of first President of China, Sun Yat-Sen. During the past couple […]

Hundreds Take to The Streets of Hong Kong to Commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Hundreds Take to The Streets of Hong Kong to Commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Four days from today marks the 27th anniversary of one of the most horrific instances of government brutality in modern China: the Tiananmen Square Massacre. June 4th, 1989 in Tiananmen Square was like a scene out of a horror film – not one of those paranormal ghost-types, but the gory aftermath of a slasher flick […]

Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

A Tibetan entrepreneur has been held in secret for weeks by Chinese authorities. Tashi Wangchuk, 30, is not a murderer, he is not a thief; he is not a violent offender of any sort. No, Mr. Tashi is actually a fierce advocate for bilingual schools across the Tibetan regions of China – and this apparently […]

Trump: Tiananmen a ‘Riot,’ Put Down by ‘Strong Government”

Trump: Tiananmen a ‘Riot,’ Put Down by ‘Strong Government”

Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was taken to task for comments he made in which he called the Tiananmen Massacre a “riot” and lauded the Chinese for showing “strong” leadership in 1989. In the CNN Republican presidential debate yesterday, Jake Tapper asked Trump to respond to comments he made in 1990, shortly after the Chinese […]

China’s Biggest Press Conference Paints Distorted Picture of the Country

China’s Biggest Press Conference Paints Distorted Picture of the Country

Although 90 percent of China’s population is ethnic Han, the ruling communist party also represents 55 minority groups. Their delegates were present at this year’s National People’s Congress, the government’s biggest press conference. For your convenience, questions by the press are vetted beforehand. Even though the regions housing these minorities face serious issues and ethnic […]

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