Authorities in Yunlin County yesterday charged 95 Taiwanese and Chinese, led by a former village warden, after completing a four-month investigation into an alleged human-trafficking ring.
Taipei Times TACO cartoon double-bill: Ma administration rolling the red carpet out for TAO Minister Zhang Zhujin over the bodies of human rights and media freedom, and National Security Council as a rapid Chihuahua that has government institutions in fear.
Cao was detained last September after campaigning for public participation in a human rights review in China
- Authorities first detained Cao at Beijing airport on 14 September, as she was en route to Geneva to participate in a human rights training program. She was formally arrested one month later on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”.
- Beijing’s Chaoyang district detention centre, where she was held, had refused to give her medical treatment for months, causing her condition to deteriorate.
- Cao’s condition began to deteriorate late last month – doctors said her kidneys were failing and she had only a few days left to live.
- "The hospital is not willing to let the lawyer and the family look at the body," her lawyer Liu Weiguo told Reuters.
Two more men have been hanged, under a system where death row prisoners are not told of their execution until hours before
During the third plenary session of the Chinese Communist Partyâs (CCP) 18th National Congress, it was announced that a state security committee would be established, mainly to deal with the various domestic challenges China is facing.
@ International Human Rights Education Conference last week
- Conference Attendee: Excuse me ...
- Conference Assistant: Yes sir, how can I help you.
- Conference Attendee: Well, my back hurts ...
- Conference Assistant: Yes?
- Conference Attendee: So, can you shine my shoes for me?
- Conference Assistant: Okay
Klaus Bardenhagen: I had the chance to ask Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou a question about the human rights situation in Taiwan. Watch his answer in this video.
Taipei Times cartoon depicting China with axe in hand extolling how much happier East Turkestan and Tibet are owing to the unprecedented freedoms he has brought them, whilst the bodies of the occupied nations lie on the ground and their souls of human-rights and self determination slowly fly away.
The most ridiculous aspect of the signing of the pact is the very different ways in which the two sides approached the talks. Taiwan was using the WTO framework, conducting the negotiations according to the principle of trade equality, while Beijing was focused entirely on how the talks could further its unification agenda.
How the two sides managed to carve out an agreement coming from such fundamentally different positions was quite a feat, but carve one out they did.
It would be naive to think that economic talks so transparently political in their goal would be undertaken as economic negotiations throughout.