When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she’ll be traveling to a region she’s already visited three times in two years.
Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, left China on Tuesday for Europe after eight years under house arrest, her relatives and friends said.
On Chinese state television broadcasts, President Xi Jinping is often shown clad in battle fatigues inspecting troops, praising their service, and hailing the People’s Liberation Army as key to the country’s rising global power.
Since last spring, Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese — and even foreign citizens — in mass internment camps.
China’s Muslim minority Uighurs (WEE’-ghurs) fleeing a stifling security crackdown in droves often end up caught in a tug-of-war between militant members of Syria-based Islamic groups and exiled moderate leaders who reject calls of jihad.
Beijing police have detained 67 people involved in a suspected pyramid scheme after its members held a rare, large-scale demonstration in China’s capital this week to protest the government’s investigation.
The Chinese hospital treating Liu Xiaobo says the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate is suffering from organ failure and shock as his condition deteriorates.