China Sentences Taiwanese Activist to Five Years in Jail for Subversion

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) was sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court for subversion of state power.

Taiwan‘s Presidential Office wrote, “It is regrettable that the Lee Ming-che case has seriously damaged cross-strait relations and especially challenged Taiwanese people’s persistence and ideals for democracy and freedom.”

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/79701

Read More

The Public Calls for ‘Justice’

Should Taiwan allow the police to flog citizens for drunk driving, sexual offenses or abusing children?

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/84043

Read More

Trump’s China Deals – US$250 Billion or Baloney?

The U.S. president had just announced some US$250 billion worth of agreements between U.S. and Chinese companies, amid typical rhetoric deploring the “very unfair and one-sided” nature of bilateral trade.

But commentators suggested that it was unclear how many of the headline tie-ups were repackages of past agreements and cast doubt as to how many would actually come to fruition.

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/83071

Read More

Taiwan Work Is Never Over

Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor drew fire from labor rights groups and opposition legislators this week after the release of draft amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act.

A key revision states that employees are able to work for 12 days straight before taking a day off.

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/82548

Read More

ROC or PRC? Philippines Apologizes for Logo Misuse

The Philippines on Monday apologized to China for using a Taiwanese logo in an event to mark a “new era” of ties between the Philippines and China. Relations between the two countries are warming after prolonged periods of tension over control of the South China Sea — at least they were until this gaffe.

Read More