“During her trip, the Ambassador will reinforce the U.S. government’s strong and ongoing support for Taiwan’s international space, in accord with the U.S. One-China policy that is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three U.S.-PRC joint communiques, and the Six Assurances to Taiwan”
On Dec. 30, the Yantian District People’s Court in southern China’s Shenzhen city sentenced Tang Kai-yin and Quinn Moon to three years and two years respectively for “organizing others to illegally cross the border.” Tang was also fined $20,000 yuan (about $3,060) and Quinn was fined $15,000 yuan (about $2,300).
“I can understand the majority of the power-cut measures, but turning off street lights at night? What if there are robberies and accidents? We are asked to keep our air conditioning to 16 degree Celsius the highest; do you know how cold the wind is at 16 degree Celsius?”
2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards: Three Winners and a Special Prize Honors Jimmy Lai, Founder of Apple Daily in Hong Kong
The 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards Ceremony, which took place on 8th December in Taipei. Reporters without borders is a French organization promoting freedom of expression and the press. The name in French is “Reporters Sans Frontieres” or RSF.
“In name, the partnerships are to promote cultural exchange and economic collaboration. However, the Chinese regime has exploited these relationships. It is Beijing’s ‘newest political weapon.’” said Senator Marsha Blackburn, and added: “We must shed light on these partnerships to determine whether they leave American communities vulnerable to foreign espionage and ideological coercion.”
On Oct 2, the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy alert that said: “Unless otherwise exempt, any immigrant who is or has been a member of or affiliated with the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party, domestic or foreign, is inadmissible to the United States.”
“Membership in or affiliation with the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party is inconsistent and incompatible with the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, which includes pledging to ‘support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States.’”
There was a heavy police presence in Causeway Bay outside of the SOGO shopping centre from the early afternoon, as officers stopped and searched members of the public. Several journalists, including a reporter for local media outlet the PSHK, were also questioned.
On the upcoming U.S. election, these accounts posted content both “in support of and against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, and Donald Trump,” Gleicher stated.
The United Kingdom, France and Germany have signed a joint note denouncing China’s claims in the South China Sea, in a sign of growing European interest in the maritime disputes there and China’s militarization of occupied islets.