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2019/02/08 | New Bloom

ANALYSIS: Lee Ming-che's Release Is Being Complicated by Chinese Belligerence

Speculation that China would negotiate with the KMT for the quiet release of the Taiwanese democracy advocate feels like ancient history.

2018/12/06 | Hilton Yip

OPINION: Missing Photographer Is China's Latest Victim of Arbitrary Detention

Lu Guang, missing since Nov. 3 after traveling to Xinjiang, is the latest in an increasingly long list of forced disappearances.

2018/12/05 | Yu Jie

OPINION: Meng Hongwei's Disappearance Reveals an Ugly Internal Truth

It's a glimpse into the murky political waters where Beijing thrives at controlling outcomes – and in which Meng himself was not simply a victim.

2018/09/21 | New Bloom

Is China Retaliating Against Taiwan's Investigations into Its Spying?

China’s wild allegations of Taiwanese spying may be a direct response to Taiwan’s investigations of China’s own spy network.

2018/04/26 | David Green

Video of Human Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng Highlights China's Abuse of Detainees

Video evidence recorded by Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng prior to his detention contradicts Chinese authorities' claims that he has voluntarily dismissed legal representation.

2017/11/29 | David Green

Lee Ming-che's Sentence Chills Taiwan NGOs

Lee Ming-che's sentencing to five years in prison in China for the crime of 'subversion' has had a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 

2017/09/13 | TNL Staff

CARTOON: Reactions to Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che's 'Sham Trial'

What Taiwan, China and the international community are saying about the trial that took place on Sept. 11.

2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen

Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China

Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'

2017/07/20 | Fengshi Wu

Bumpy Road Ahead: Living with China's New NGO Laws

The full implementation and revision of the new law will take time, and the process will not be smooth, writes Fengshi Wu.

2017/05/27 | Central News Agency

Beijing Finally Announces 'Threat to National Security' Charges for Missing Taiwan Human Rights Activist

China claims a Taiwanese man worked with Chinese nationals to develop plans of action and establish an illegal ring that aimed to subvert Beijing.

2017/05/08 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Trump, Venezuela and the Riddle of Freeing a Taiwanese Activist from China

As the wife of a Taiwanese man detained in China travels to the U.S. and Europe to lobby the international community for support, a prominent U.S. human rights lawyer sees several reasons for optimism as to why Trump may not be so bad on human rights after all.

2017/04/13 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Will Taiwan be Silenced over Activist Detained in China?

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office has warned Taiwanese authorities against interfering in the matter.