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Trump Signs Preliminary Deal With China But Trade War Isn't Over

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Phase 1 of the deal relaxes some of the U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China has agreed to buy more American products while making some changes in its own economy.


Taiwan Votes To Reelect President Tsai Ing-Wen

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Taiwan voters cast ballots in a presidential election seen as a referendum on relations with China.


Rebuking China, Taiwan Votes To Reelect President Tsai Ing-wen

Saturday, January 11, 2020

More than 8 million voters cast their ballots for Tsai, who defeated a populist mayor running on a platform of closer ties to Beijing.


Taiwan Prepares To Hold Presidential Election On Saturday

Friday, January 10, 2020

The island of 23 million people is a wealthy democracy that acts like an independent nation — even though it's not recognized by much of the world, including the U.S. China maintains it's a province.


Thousands More Overseas Taiwanese Register For Key Elections Than For Last Vote

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Taiwan does not allow absentee voting, so more than 5,000 voters have registered to visit their home county to cast their ballot in Saturday's presidential and legislative elections.


In China, A New Call To Protect Data Privacy

Sunday, January 05, 2020

China produces huge amounts of online data, much of it unprotected. A small group of advocates is pushing to hold people accountable for selling stolen personal info.


China Sentences Christian Leader To 9 Years In Prison

Monday, December 30, 2019

Wang Yi is one of China's most prominent independent Christian leaders. Authorities arrested him a year ago in a relentless suppression of religious practice in China.


A Small, But Growing Number Of People In China Say They Care About Data Privacy

Friday, December 27, 2019

China surveils its citizens but doesn't do a good job of protecting the information it collects. Now a small number of privacy advocates are saying the country should do more.


Scenes From The International Desk: A Surprising Force In Taiwanese Politics

Friday, December 20, 2019

There's a surprising force shaping Taiwanese politics — an alleged mobster who spent years in U.S. federal prison. He talks about how his time in U.S. prison brought him closer to Beijing.


How China Is Using Facial Recognition Technology

Monday, December 16, 2019

Facial recognition technology became part of the fabric of life in China in 2019. Enabled by a vast network of cameras across the country, the government is using the technology for surveillance.


Taiwan Gets Tough On Disinformation Suspected From China Ahead Of Elections

Friday, December 06, 2019

The government has fined people and media outlets for spreading false content, amid rising suspicion of mainland Chinese influence on the self-ruled island.


China Reacts To Uighur Bill

Friday, December 06, 2019

China has reacted with fury and defiance to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act this week. The bill condemns the mass detention of ethnic minorities in China.


How Taiwan Is Bracing Itself Against A New Wave Of Disinformation Ahead Of Elections

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The island of Taiwan faces a delicate balance: how to cut off disinformation, that many suspect is emanating from the Chinese mainland, without cutting off free speech.


Protesters In Hong Kong Are Becoming More United In Their Strategy And More Desperate

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Critics of the Hong Kong protests, including other Hong Kong residents, say protesters are destroying the city. Protesters say they're destroying Hong Kong to save it.


As Taiwan's Election Race Heats Up, China Weighs On Voters' Minds

Sunday, December 01, 2019

The tense China relationship and Hong Kong protests are big issues for Taiwan as it prepares to vote in January.


Some Worry Trump's Move To Boost Hong Kong Protests Could Backfire

Friday, November 29, 2019

The president signed a law supporting the protesters and ordering sanctions for human rights violations. Kevin Lam, a pro-democracy activist elected to the district council, details reactions there.


Trump Angers China By Signing Law Backing Hong Kong Protesters

Thursday, November 28, 2019

China summoned the U.S. ambassador and issued a sharp response over the legislation, which allows the U.S. to sanction individuals who violate Hong Kong residents' rights.


Some Hong Kong Protesters Are Seeking Refuge In Taiwan. For Taiwan, It's Complicated

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The arrival of several Hong Kong protesters has revived debate over whether Taiwan can or should accept Chinese citizens seeking safety. Taiwan has no asylum laws and attempts to pass one have failed.


Taiwan Grapples With Immigration As Protesters From Hong Kong Look To Seek Asylum

Monday, November 25, 2019

One of the most sensitive issues in Taiwan right now is accepting protesters from Hong Kong seeking asylum in Taiwan. But Taiwan has no asylum laws, and many argue the island isn't ready.


In Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy Candidates Make Gains In Election

Monday, November 25, 2019

After months of protests, pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong appeared on course to make major gains in local elections on Sunday — in what many activists are calling a rebuke of Beijing.