Demonstration in Taipei Sunday in support of Hong Kong democracy activists detained in China

Human rights groups are organizing a demonstration to be held in Taipei City, Sunday, October 25, in support of 12 Hong Kong democracy activists who are being held in China after attempting to flee to Taiwan by sea, August 23. The Taiwan Human Rights Promotion Association, the Civil Justice Reform Foundation, and other civil rights groups are organizing the Taiwan Supports Hong Kong Parade. Organizers have called on supporters to gather at 2:00 pm, October 25, at SOGO Square, outside

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MAC warns of danger for travelers to Hong Kong, Macao, China

In response to the Hong Kong national security law issued by the government of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has set up an online registration system for nationals traveling to Hong Kong, Macao, and China. The MAC website lists groups at high risk of “being disappeared,” including people who have expressed solidarity with Taiwan independence, Hong Kong independence, Tibet independence, and Xinjiang independence. Also at risk are critics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the

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Taiwan citizen charged with spying in China after reporting PLA troop movements on Hong Kong border

A Taiwanese man who went missing after crossing the border from Hong Kong into Shenzhen City in August has been formally charged for spying and endangering the national security of China, according to reports today, November 30. Morrison Lee (Lee Meng-chu, 李孟居), 44, crossed the border to Shenzhen City, August 20, after visiting Hong Kong. At the time, mass protests against the Extradition Law Amendment Bill were in progress in Hong Kong. Lee had expressed support for the pro-democracy movement

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Ministry of Education organizes emergency flight to get Taiwan students out of Hong Kong after violence escalates

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education arranged a special flight for 85 students who requested help to return home, after violent conflicts between protesters and police spread to a university campus, yesterday, November 12. Another 41 Taiwanese students purchased tickets on regular flights to Taiwan. According to the MOE, there are a total of 1,021 Taiwanese students enrolled at universities in Hong Kong, including exchange students. Around 300 Taiwanese students are enrolled at China University of Hong Kong (CUHK). CUHK remained barricaded

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Personal information of Taiwanese Hong Kong democracy supporters included on pro-China doxxing website

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) today, “severely condemned” the leaking of personal information of at least eight Taiwanese citizens on a website set up to expose the identities of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters. The website “Hong Kong Leaks” was set up in mid September, listing the names, dates of birth, social media accounts, phone numbers, and even residential addresses of people accused of “messing up Hong Kong”, along with profile pictures for easy identification. After the original site, hosted using

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Body of Hong Kong Murder Victim Found in New Taipei City

Police investigators today located the remains of a 21 year-old woman who is believed to have been murdered February 17. The find comes after the confession of her 20 year-old boyfriend in Hong Kong. According to media reports in Taiwan’s Chinese-language press, Chen Tong-jia (陳同佳) confessed to Hong Kong police yesterday evening. Based on information provided by Hong Kong police, police detectives in New Taipei City searched an area of scrub adjacent to a field behind Zhuwei MRT station in

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