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Funding for Taiwanese speed skater frozen for 2 years over Beijing antics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Sports Administration (SA) on Thursday (March 3) announced that it will halt training and competition subsidies for Olympic speed skater Huang Yu-ting (黃郁婷) a...

Germany's luge champion says she will never return to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After safely heading back to her home country, German Olympic luger Natalie Geisenberger said she will never return to China. In December, Geisenberger spoke openly of ...

Chinese official makes political statement on Taiwan, says Olympics shouldn't be politicized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite claims that the Olympics should not be politicized, a Chinese official on Thursday (Feb. 17) made an overtly political comment about Taiwan and dismissed human rig...

Artist mocks China's Olympic cheating, bullying of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese dissident artist Badiucao (巴丢草) on Wednesday (Feb. 16) uploaded a new poster mocking the Chinese short-track speed skating team's alleged cheating during the W...

Chinese men's hockey team bombs out of Olympics with 0-4 record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's controversial men's hockey team, which featured a large proportion of foreign-born players, crashed out of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics without winning...

Swedish skater says China's hosting of Olympics 'extremely irresponsible' amid human rights abuses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel, who won two gold medals at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, on Sunday (Feb. 13) condemned the International Olympic Committee (IOC...

Lee becomes 1st Taiwanese to compete in women's slalom at Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Wen-yi (李玟儀) on Wednesday (Feb. 9) made history as the first Taiwanese to compete in the women's slalom of the alpine skiing category at the Winter Olympics. Co...

Video shows Chinese soldier get stuck under Russian Olympic Committee flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video footage surfaced on Tuesday (Feb. 8) showing a Chinese soldier accidentally drape his face with the Russian Olympic Committee flag. On Tuesday (Feb. 8), China Unc...

Chinese speed skater disqualified from 1,500m for arm block

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese short-track speed skater Ren Ziwei (任子威) was disqualified from the men's 1,500 meters on Wednesday (Feb. 9) after drawing criticism for shoving a Hungarian ath...

South Korean media says China's speed skating gold 'stolen'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korean media says China's speed skating gold medal was "stolen," while an American speed skater is alleging collusion after a series of questionable ca...

Cartoon of the Day: China's Omicron Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swedish cartoonist created this illustration of a COVID particle serving as Team China's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics...

U.S. Senate backs Biden nominee Burns to be ambassador to China

A majority of the U.S. Senate on Thursday backed the confirmation of President Joe Biden's nomination of Nicholas Burns to be ambassador to China, positioning the veteran diplomat for a central ro...

Australia, South Korea sign historic defense agreement

South Korea and Australia have signed a nearly $700 million defense deal on Monday during South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to the country. Under the agreement, South Korean defense compa...

Germany's Olaf Scholz eyes stronger EU in first trip abroad as chancellor

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz headed to Paris and Brussels on Friday for talks with French and European Union leaders, as the bloc faces a growing list of foreign policy crises. With the 27-member bl...

China returns to dark ages of press freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called out China late Tuesday night (Dec. 7) for waging war on press freedom. RSF East-Asia Bureau head Cedric Alviani introduced a repo...