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UPDATE: Waking from a Nightmare, 16 Years on Death Row in Taiwan
As a Taiwanese man wrongly held for murder readjusts to society, he has been awarded a record settlement by the courts.
A Taiwan Witch Burning
If it is true, Lin Yu-ru's story may go a long way in explaining how her life deteriorated to the point that she decided to kill her husband. Does it also mean that one of Taiwan’s most infamous serial killers isn’t responsible for the death of her mother and mother-in-law?
BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized
Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.
Funny, Depressed, Strong: The North Korean Defector Speaking for 'Her People’
The News Lens interviews North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee in Taipei.
Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement
A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
As Liu Xiaobo Enters Final Days, World Watches Xi’s Move — Lawyer
'If President Xi now decides he wants to keep Liu Xiaobo in China and silenced he will have to do so in the full view of the world knowing he is intentionally hastening his death.'
Q&A: The (Re)Emergence of Taiwan Identity and Implications for Beijing
‘If the once predominant Chinese identity can move from 53 percent to 3 percent in 30 years, who says it can’t go the other way? … This is the challenge for Beijing.’
Q&A: Susan Finder Deconstructs the Chinese Court System
'It is still a court system with Chinese characteristics but the idea is to have a more competent court system for the millions of cases that are not political.'
Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’
Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.