democracy

Hong Kong Residents Head for Taiwan to Escape Growing Chinese Power

The success of the current protest movement inspired by Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill may offer a glimmer of hope for democracy activists, but many residents have already chosen to escape mainland China’s iron grip by emigrating to other countries, with Taiwan an especially popular destination.

Protesters display placards during a demonstration in Taipei on June 16, 2019, in support of the continuing protests taking place in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition law proposal. - Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong on Sunday as public anger seethed following unprecedented clashes between …

Taiwan Urges China to ‘Sincerely Repent’ for Tiananmen Massacre on 30th Anniversary

The Taiwanese government urged Communist China to “sincerely repent” for the Tiananmen Square massacre on its 30th anniversary. Beijing has no intention of apologizing for the brutality or even acknowledging its full measure, but others around the world took steps to observe the anniversary and honor the courage of the pro-democracy demonstrators who were slaughtered in 1989.

FILE - In this June 4, 1989 file photo, a rickshaw driver peddles wounded people, with the help of bystanders, to a nearby hospital in Beijing after they were injured during clashes with Chinese soldiers in Tiananmen Square. The crackdown ended a period of relative political openness, led to the …

Erdogan Sees Win in Local Votes, but Loses Mayoralty of Turkey’s Capital

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition’s success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party’s dominance. The ruling party lost the capital, Ankara, and the race for Istanbul mayor was still too close to call early Monday.

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Wife of Taiwanese Activist Jailed by China to Attend State of the Union

Lee Ching-yu, the wife of imprisoned democracy activist Lee Ming-che, will attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night as a guest of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). Lee Ming-che, a citizen of Taiwan, was arrested in mainland China in 2017 for “subverting state power.”

Lee Ching-yu, third from right, holds a photo of her missing husband and pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che on March 24, 2017, during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, with representatives of nongovernmental organizations. (AP)