Liu Ting turned down a seat on the flight that evacuated 247 Taiwanese and their family members from Wuhan, the Chinese mainland city that is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
Her wife, Yang Xi, who is from Wuhan, repeatedly urged Liu to escape without her. But because of a loophole in Taiwan’s same-sex marriage law, only relationships between people who are both Taiwanese are fully recognized.
Since they do not have legal marriage status on the self-ruled island, Taiwan resident Liu could not bring her mainland Chinese partner with her onto the evacuation flight.
They decided to stay together and live under lockdown in Wuhan, and have spoken about their experience in the video abov
Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai has been found guilty of providing intelligence overseas, almost five years after he was first detained by Chinese authorities.
Gui was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and deprivation of political rights for five years by a Chinese court on Monday.
A statement by the Intermediate People’s Court of Ningbo said Gui would not appeal at the end of the trial.
Gui, a Swedish national, ran Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong – an outlet known for selling gossipy titles about Chinese Communist Party officials.
He was one of five booksellers who disappeared in 2015. The Monday court statement also said Gui “agreed to restore his Chinese citizenship” in 2018, a move B
Many people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have worked to keep the city functioning after the coronavirus outbreak was first reported there. “If we give up, how would ordinary people’s lives continue in Wuhan?” a delivery worker asked.
A man from eastern China’s Jiangsu province was filmed dancing enthusiastically at his doorstep, celebrating the end of his 14-day self-quarantine. He commemorated it by going for a run and playing soccer.