Government officials in Taiwan have overhauled the country’s referendum process making it simpler for people to put forth initiatives when trying to make changes to the country’s laws. How will the new system work?
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Chinese Christian activist Gou Hongguo sentenced by court for discussing political issues with other activists
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The Chinese still consider themselves to be the sole legal representatives of Taiwan, officially the 23rd province of China. But as this year’s elections continue to show, trying to bring the former territories back into China’s sphere of influence will be difficult.
China leaders’ hardline in Hong Kong giving Taiwan voters second thoughts on neighbor’s intentions
Please rescue Wang Bingzhang, for he is the pioneer and the leader of China’s democratic movement. Please rescue Wang Bingzhang, because while his fate is shared by numerous democracy activists; his freedom would also pave the way for more Chinese people’s freedom.
On February 2003, Dr. Wang Bingzhang was given a one-day trial held behind closed doors, during which he was not allowed to speak, no evidence was presented, and no witnesses were called. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment