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Hong Kong protest documentary wins at ‘home to free artists’ Golden Horse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) congratulated the Golden Horse Award winners following Saturday evening's (Nov. 27) ceremony, calling the award “home to all free ar...

French study warns of massive scale of Chinese influence around the world

In a vast and detailed report, the Strategic Research Institute of France's renowned Military College (Irsem) describes how "Machiavellic" China has built a tentacular network to exert i...

Hong Kong’s Next Digital to cease operations Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Next Digital, the parent company of the recently shuttered Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily, will cease operations from Thursday (July 1), according to reports. An interna...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet pro-independence flags wave in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As anti-government protests intensified in Thailand on Wednesday (Oct. 14), this photo surfaced on social media showing demonstrators waving the Taiwan independence flag, ...

Taiwanese call for boycott of Disney's 'Mulan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese are joining in solidarity with Hong Kong activists in calling for a boycott of the controversial Disney film "Mulan," as two of its featured actors hav...

Chinese state TV could face fine in UK for biased HK coverage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British communications regulators have found Chinese state broadcaster CGTN in breach of U.K. broadcasting rules for its biased reporting of the Hong Kong protests last ye...

Two questions you should ask before discussing Taiwan-China relations

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

Photo of the Day: Parallels between Tiananmen and Hong Kong protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An illustration showing solidarity between Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong protesters has gained over 24,000 upvotes on the social media site Reddit since New Year's Ev...

Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an ...

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two bills aimed at supporting human rights and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. Trump signed the bills, which were approved b...

Taiwan's breakaway from China was during Neolithic Age: tech minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Beijing's tired trope about Taiwan being a "breakaway territory," the Minister Without Portfolio responsible for digital technology, Audrey Ta...

Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the...

Petition to revoke British citizenship from Carrie Lam's family reaches 260,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition calling for the UK Home Office to revoke British citizenship from Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's (林鄭月娥) family members has reached over 260,000 sign...

Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong Human ...

China trashes Basic Law by claiming Hong Kong court has no say on face mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Hong Kong's High Court ruled that a ban on face masks was unconstitutional, China's top legislature ignored the basic tenets of the Basic Law and claim...