A businessman-turned-politician who stood between protesters and riot police at the city's airport on Aug. 13 says he still believes in the power of mediation.
The wife of another rights lawyer held on similar charges calls on legal professionals to speak out on his behalf.
There are signs that the requirement will eventually be rolled out to include all mobile phone users.
Police give go-ahead to peaceful demonstration to mark Human Rights Day on Sunday.
A second Indonesian journalist is deported after making an overdue application for a visa extension.
Taiwan is the only country listed as 'open' in a recent survey of the region's civil and political rights and freedom of expression.
The move comes as the government once more refuses to publish the chemical composition of the tear gas being fired at citizens.
Rights observers say expanding the ranks of the city's police force would reinforce its image as a 'police state.'
One report says that Beijing is also hoping to rewrite international guidelines to enable it to export its surveillance technology overseas.
Observers say that many are making links between local resistance to a planned crematorium and ongoing protests in nearby Hong Kong.
Hong Kong lawmakers put forward proposals to relax the city's draconian public order laws that have sparked thousands of arrests.
Long Kehai is jailed for 18 months for 'picking quarrels and stirring up trouble' after a secret trial.
Hundreds of thousands march peacefully to remind the government of the five demands of the protest movement.
The family of Wang Xiuyan has been subject to various forms of official retaliation after standing up to the government over the loss of their home.
The university's president vows to bring in a more restrictive security policy after riot police besieged the campus for nearly two weeks.
Protesters wave the U.S. flag in a joyful gathering to say "thank you" for Washington's support, as China warns of "consequences."
The ruling Chinese Communist Party appears to be insisting that it is the only source of power, whether earthly or divine.
A viral video shows dozens of young people, their hands restrained with cable ties, being escorted by armed officers aboard a train to an unknown destination.
Trump urges China and Hong Kong to "amicably settle their differences leading to long term peace and prosperity for all.'
Sophia Huang is being held in an unofficial detention center, sparking fears that she could be tortured or otherwise mistreated.
Suspects netted more than U.S. $2.5 million during the past few months, investigators say.
President Tsai Ing-wen says China's efforts to influence Taiwan's elections are ever-present.
Beijing is 'highly dissatisfied' with its own officials in Hong Kong after a landslide victory for the pro-democracy camp.
Wang Liqiang's status as an alleged former Chinese spy has been dismissed as 'farce' by Beijing, as security officials try to verify his claims.
Democrats win control of district councils on the back of record voter turnout in a first-past-the-post counting system.
Voters choose a new generation of district councilors in a ringing endorsement of the broader pro-democracy movement.
A long-distance cyclist from Taiwan talks for the first time about his detention on suspicion of 'spying' while crossing the Mongolian
People who previously thought voting pointless could be moved to make their views known at the ballot box.
The government is facing calls to publish a full chemical analysis of tear gas canisters, which police have fired in their thousands in the densely populated city.
Public universities on the democratic island say they are taking temporary student applications, which could lead to formal enrollment later.