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2019/12/31 | Voice of America

Chinese Pastor Wang Yi Given 9 Year Sentence on State Subversion

Human rights activists say verdict paints bleak picture of government-led persecution of religious groups under Chinese President Xi Jinping.

2019/12/30 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020 Election Countdown

Bringing you live election results on January 11, 2020 at 4:30PM Taipei Standard Time.

2019/12/27 | Deutsche Welle

China Sails New Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait

Beijing has sent its first Chinese-built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. With presidential elections in Taiwan weeks away, officials there have criticized the maneuvers as an intimidation tactic.

2019/12/26 | Voice of America

Clashes Mar Christmas Celebrations in Hong Kong

Christmas celebrations in Hong Kong were disrupted by riot police violently dispersing anti-government protesters.

2019/12/23 | Voice of America

Martial Law Set to End in Restive Philippine South as Violence Ebbs

Curfews and road checkpoints have dominated much of Mindanao, an island racked by rebel violence, for 31 months

2019/12/22 | Jennifer Gunther

Kaohsiung Rocked by Two Conflicting Political Rallies Over the Weekend

500,000 protested in Kaohsiung on Saturday, calling to remove mayor Han Kuo-yu from office, while thousands of others marched in support of Han.

2019/12/20 | Deutsche Welle

India: Curfew, Internet Closures as Citizenship Protests Continue

Indian police have imposed strict security measures amid protests over a citizenship law discriminating against Muslims. At least seven people have died so far in the ongoing unrest.

2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee

New YouBike Registration Policy Creates Hurdles for Foreigners in Taipei

A new regulation prompting YouBike to require personal information for membership registration excludes foreign residents from being insured at the moment.

2019/12/16 | Deutsche Welle

China TV Pulls Arsenal Game After Mesut Özil's Uyghur Comments

Former Germany midfielder Mesut Özil has criticized other Muslims for not speaking up for China's Uyghur minority. More than 1 million people in the western province of Xinjiang have been sent to re-education camps.

2019/12/13 | Global Voices

Chinese Library Staff Burn Books in Public, Causing Social Media Uproar

An image of Chinese library staff burning books in public has sparked online outrage among Chinese scholars.

2019/12/12 | Deutsche Welle

Indian Parliament Approves Citizenship Bill, Sparking Protests

Protesters in India's ethnically diverse northern regions clashed with police, as the contentious bill passed the upper house of parliament. Muslims would be excluded from the fast-track citizenship laws.

2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran

Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression

On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.

2019/12/11 | TNL Staff

Year in Search: What Did Taiwanese Google in 2019?

What did Taiwanese Google the most in 2019?

2019/12/10 | Syrena Lin

Travel Back in Time With ‘Dadaocheng Museum’ This Weekend

The annual event “Dadaocheng Museum” will allow Taipei visitors to explores historical buildings that are usually closed off to the public.

2019/12/10 | Deutsche Welle

India Parliament Passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

For the first time, India would use religion as a legal basis for determining nationality, if the bill passes the upper house too. It's part of the Hindu nationalist strategy promoted by Narendra Modi.

2019/12/05 | Syrena Lin

Debate on Orchid Island’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Continues Despite Compensation

Although the Taiwanese government has offered to compensate the Taos for the nuclear waste disposal, the debate on whether to go nuclear-free will persist beyond 2020.

2019/12/04 | Deutsche Welle

US Congress Condemns China for Treatment of Uyghurs

A U.S. bill that describes Beijing's treatment of Muslim minorities as "gross violations" of human rights has been overwhelmingly supported. China has refuted the claims, saying they are merely trying to combat terrorism.

2019/12/04 | New Bloom

The Living Mall, Taipei's Architectural Wonder, Shuts Down After 18 Years

The Living Mall finally turns its lights off after 18 years and multiple failed auctions.