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Chinese Government Expands Criminalization of Taiwanese Identity

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Chinese authorities issue a set of guidelines on criminal punishment for Taiwan independence “separatists” during a press conference in Beijing, China, June 21, 2024. © 2024 Yang Kejia/China News Service/VCG via AP New judiciary guidelines in China specify that crimes of secession by Taiwanese “separatists” are punishable under Chinese law. The guidelines authorize the use of trials in absentia and even the death penalty for anyone asserting Taiwan’s independence.The People’s Republic of China since its founding in 1949 has never ruled Taiwan and has no jurisdiction…

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