asylum seekers in Taiwan

Chinese Asylum Seekers Stranded for Over One Hundred Days in Taoyuan International Airport

Two Chinese dissidents attempting to seek asylum in Taiwan have now been stranded in Taoyuan International Airport for over one hundred days now, with the Taiwanese government apparently remaining undecided about whether to grant them asylum or not. However, in reality, the Taiwanese government is very likely hoping that both will eventually tire of waiting and return to China, in spite of the fact that they may face jail, torture, or death if they do so... Read More

Taiwan Should Open Its Doors To Refugees, Chinese Or Otherwise

It proves a disgraceful fact that Taiwan does little to help human rights activists and political dissidents internationally in need of safe harbor, even under a DPP administration. This has been raised in the news lately after Chinese human rights activist Huang Yan, who has been granted political refugee status by the UN, fled to Taiwan seeking asylum. Huang has been granted three month stay in Taiwan, after which she will have to move elsewhere... Read More