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Jailed Taiwanese activist to visit him in China

BEIJING -- The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist jailed in China travelled to the country on Monday after being granted permission to visit him in prison for the first time, in a case that has strained cross-strait relations. NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh was sentenced to five years in prison….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMar 27th, 2018

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China stopped from flying to visit husband

The wife of Taiwan activist Li Ming-che, sentenced to five years in prison by Chinese authorities for subverting state power, was stopped from flying from Taiwan to China on Tuesday to visit him in prison, rights groups said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

BEIJING, China --- China is scheduled to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, flexing its military muscle after warning Taipei about seeking independence or closer ties with Washington. It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies. The Chinese government has given scant details about the maneuvers, with a Fujian province maritime safety administration statement merely saying last week that the drills would take place from 8 am until midnight. China's Taiwan Affairs Office director Liu Jieyi said Monday th...Keep on reading: China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

China urges US to correct mistake on Taiwan

BEIJING, China – China has called on the United States to "correct its mistake" after President Donald Trump approved new rules allowing top-level US officials to travel to Taiwan to meet with their Taipei counterparts. US representatives can already travel to democratic Taiwan and Taiwanese officials occasionally visit the White House, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Vietnamese activist faces 14 years in jail for anti-pollution protest livestream

An activist in central Vietnam has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on Tuesday for livestreaming a protest against a Taiwanese steel company's spill of toxins into the ocean. Hoang Duc Binh was convicted of "abusing democratic freedomsto infringe on the interests of the state, organisation and people and opposing officers on duty," lawyer Ha Huy Son said in a report byThe South China Morning Post. His fellow activist, Nguyen Nam Phong, was sentenced to two years for "opposing officers on duty." The protest comes after Formosa Plastics Group, a steel complex which in total is worth $10.6 billion (around P546 billion), dumped toxins such as phenol and cyanide into the ocean i...Keep on reading: Vietnamese activist faces 14 years in jail for anti-pollution protest livestream.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

US, Germany urge China to release jailed activist

BEIJING, China – The United States and Germany urged China to free an outspoken government critic known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" on Wednesday, December 27, after he was sentenced to 8 years in prison . Wu Gan, who refused to plead guilty to charges of "subverting state power", was on Tuesday handed one of the harshest ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown

TIANJIN, China – China sentenced an activist known by the online pseudonym "Super Vulgar Butcher" to 8 years in prison Tuesday, December 26, one of the harshest punishments meted out to the group of lawyers and activists swept up in a major crackdown on civil society two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Vietnam jails activist for 7 years over toxic leak protests

HANOI, Vietnam – A Vietnamese court on Monday jailed a blogger for 7 years for disseminating anti-state "propaganda" including articles which supported protests against a Taiwanese firm responsible for a toxic leak. Space for free expression is shrinking in the Communist country, with at least 15 activists and dissidents having been ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

China arrests Taiwanese activist for ‘subversion’

China arrests Taiwanese activist for ‘subversion’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

China sentences veteran rights activist to 13 years prison

China on Wednesday sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on vaguely defined subversion charges, one day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate after eight years of house arrest. Source link link: China sentences veteran rights activist to 13 years' prison.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of ‘709’ crackdown

The European Union urged China to free dozens of activists during a human rights meeting in Beijing this week, three years after a crackdown that jailed scores of lawyers and activists. EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of ‘709’ crackdown BEIJING – The European Union urged China to free dozens of activists… link: EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of ‘709’ crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Ambassador Kim assures US following developments in South China Sea

UNITED STATES Ambassador to the Philippine Sung Y. Kim said the visit of three US ships to the Philippines are “an important signal” of the US following developments concerning the disputed South China Sea......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

5 Things on Taiwanese Culture I Wish We Have Back Home

With the announcement that Taiwan decided to extend its visa-free entrance for Philippine passport holders, I couldn't help but reminisce and reflect on our recent visit in the quaint yet inte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

China, US avert Taiwan collision during Mattis visit

THE first visit by a US Defense Secretary to China in four years went off relatively well last week, with Jim Mattis making clear that he was approaching talks with an open mind and that he wanted to “do a lot of listening” and then “have a conversation.” Mattis evidently had a number of tough [...] The post China, US avert Taiwan collision during Mattis visit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Asean-Korea youth workshop to highlight implications of digitalization

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN --- The Asean-Korea Center has announced that it will hold the '2018 ASEAN-Korea Youth Network Workshop' in Seoul, Korea and Manila, the Philippines from July 2-11. The 10-day workshop will see the participation of 70 youth from the 10 Asean member states, Korea, China, and Japan. According to a press release, participants will attend lectures by experts on the implications of digitalization at different levels (international, regional, national, provincial) and in different sectors (politics and security, economy, society and culture), and visit digital centers and companies in Korea and the Philippines. They will also take part in cultural exchange and team-build...Keep on reading: Asean-Korea youth workshop to highlight implications of digitalization.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Beijing raps Taiwan’s Tsai over call to ‘constrain’ China

BEIJING: China lashed out Wednesday at Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after she urged the international community in an Agence France-Presse interview to “constrain” China before it does irreparable damage to global democracy. Her comments are “misleading and totally baseless,” the spokesman for Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office told a regular press conference. Tsai’s “objective is to [...] The post Beijing raps Taiwan’s Tsai over call to ‘constrain’ China appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Mattis becomes first US defense chief to visit China under Trump

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014, starting a three-day trip with a goal of improving security dialogue with Beijing despite increasingly fraught Sino-US relations. Source link link: Mattis becomes first US defense chief to visit China under Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

US defense chief visits China as tensions simmer

BEIJING: US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Beijing on his first ever visit to China on Tuesday, aiming to find room for military cooperation as security tensions between the two superpowers edge higher. With Washington and Beijing locked in an escalating trade war, and the Pentagon alarmed over China’s placement of weapons on disputed [...] The post US defense chief visits China as tensions simmer appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Mattis visits China amid Korea talks, strategic tensions

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, USA – US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will make his first visit to China this week amid rising tensions between the two countries but also a deep need for Beijing's support in nuclear talks with North Korea. Mattis told reporters on Sunday, June 24, he wants ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

China, Nepal to build Tibet-Kathmandu rail link

BEIJING, China – China and Nepal have agreed to build a railway connecting Tibet with Kathmandu, among a raft of deals signed during the Nepali prime minister's visit to Beijing, reports said Friday, June 22. Nepal is seeking closer ties and much-needed energy and infrastructure investment from China, which has flexed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Commentary: Dangers, opportunities in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

When President Rodrigo Duterte came back from his state visit to China in October 2016, his Cabinet members touted the US$ 24 billion in investment and credit line pledges that they have supposedly secured from their Chinese counterparts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018