ZiQing Low

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ZiQing Low is a staff writer for The News Lens International.

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2017/07/31 | ZiQing Low

An Almighty Con? Taiwan’s ‘Purple Shirts’ and their Master

Former members of the massive religious group are speaking out about high fees, harassment, and the leader's spurious claims.

2017/06/28 | ZiQing Low

Beijing Warns Against Interference in Missing Bishop Case

Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin has been missing for 41 days since he was 'forcibly removed' from his diocese on May 18.

2017/06/21 | ZiQing Low

Street Performers Juggle Regulations in Taiwan

The patronizing behavior of an adjudicator at Taipei’s street performer examination puts the spotlight on the grueling examination process and confusing regulations for busking in Taiwan.

2017/06/08 | ZiQing Low

Chinese Law Blog Claims Death Penalty Reform Success

Even international human rights NGOs have had to admit to the decline in the number of people sentenced to death in China, according to the blog.

2017/06/06 | ZiQing Low

China Issues New Rules for What People Can and Can’t Say in Online TV, Movies

'Programs should promote the revolution, the advanced culture of socialism and patriotism as a core value, as well as praise the motherland and celebrate national heroes.'

2017/05/17 | ZiQing Low

Remembering Green Island’s First Political Prisoners

Today marks 66 years since the first group of political prisoners were taken to Taiwan’s Green Island.

2017/05/16 | ZiQing Low

China Issues Banned and Required Terminology for Taiwan, Hong Kong, South China Sea

'Under no condition should “President (or Vice President) of the Republic of China” be used to refer to the leaders of Taiwan, even if it is put in quotation marks.'

2017/05/09 | ZiQing Low

Syria Aims to Win Chinese Support with Exaggerated Numbers of Uighur ISIS Fighters

Previous reports suggest about 100 Uighurs are involved in ISIS, but it is hard to verify these numbers due to strict information control in the Xinjiang.

2017/05/08 | ZiQing Low

Philippines Claims 'Wrongful Portrayal' of Drug-Related Killings at UN Review

United Nations Human Rights Council members have raised concerns over alleged torture, extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses in the Philippines despite its delegation's claims that there are “no state-sponsored killings.”

2017/05/02 | ZiQing Low

Supervising an Execution in China

A prosecutor offers a look into executions carried out in China.

2017/04/24 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Fights to Attend International Forums in 2017, Despite Beijing’s Interference

Here we go again: Taiwan’s participation in international organizations continues to be undermined and blocked by Beijing.

2017/04/18 | ZiQing Low

Chinese Asylum Seeker Now in Taiwan Immigration Custody

Taiwan's National Immigration Agency told The News Lens it has Zhang Xiangzhong in custody.

2017/04/17 | ZiQing Low

Chinese Activist Surfaces in Taipei, Told He May Face Uphill Battle for Asylum

The Chinese activist who fled a tour group last week may face a tough time to gain asylum in Taiwan, a local NGO has warned.