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Actress Lily Tien angers Taiwanese for 'China's Taiwan' lyrics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Lily Tien (田麗) angered Taiwanese netizens after she released a video over the weekend in which she claimed to hail from "Taiwan, China," while ...

Hong Kong's next leader set to be endorsed by pro-Beijing elites

(Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader-in-waiting, John Lee, is expected to be endorsed for the city's top job on Sunday by a committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, as the financial hub attempt...

China installing former security chief as Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (AP) — China is installing a career security official as the new leader of Hong Kong in the culmination of a sweeping political transformation that has gutted any opposition in the Asian fin...

Media mogul Jimmy Lai appeals to UN over Hong Kong cases

HONG KONG (AP) — Lawyers for Hong Kong media mogul and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai are asking the United Nations to investigate his imprisonment and multiple criminal charges as “legal harassment...

HK chief slams resignation of UK court judges as 'political'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Thursday rejected claims that the city's judiciary was losing its independence after two British judges resigned from the courts in the semi-autonomous terr...

President Xi Jinping, China's 'chairman of everything'

BEIJING (AP) — The last time the Olympics came to China, he oversaw the whole endeavor. Now the Games are back, and this time Xi Jinping is running the entire nation. The Chinese pre...

Press freedom rapidly deteriorating in China — report

Foreign journalists in China are facing "unprecedented hurdles," according to a press freedom report by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) released on Monday. "The FC...

Korrnell Ritz Academy teacher accused of abusing 19 students in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teacher at a prominent private bilingual kindergarten in Taichung is accused of physically abusing 19 students. Seven parents of children who attend the Korrnell Ritz...

A Hong Kong journalist's 'survivor's guilt' amid media clampdown

Anita can still vividly recall the feeling of traumatization that she had when she saw notifications about news from Hong Kong on her phone in the early months of her life in Taiwan. She had left her...

Hong Kong: Journalists remain defiant despite clampdown on media

Hong Kong's Citizen News had just celebrated its fifth anniversary in the first few days of 2022, but the independent news outlet abruptly announced its decision to close down on the evening of Ja...

Hong Kong's Lam: Media closures unrelated to press freedom

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the recent closure of two media outlets in the city does not indicate a decline in press freedom as the decisions were made by the outlets ...

Hong Kong news site to shut; pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of lawmakers loyal to China’s Communist Party were sworn in to Hong Kong's Legislature on Monday following an election without opposition candidates, as yet another pro-democr...

Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong online news site said Sunday that it will cease operations in light of deteriorating press freedoms, days after police raided and arrested seven people for sedition at a s...

Han Kuo-yu's book release attracts over 10,000 fans to Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kaoshiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book launch in Taipei’s Daan Park on Sunday (Jan. 2). Access was granted to over 10,000 people who bought Han&rsquo...

Taiwanese artist sells Wise Samurai NFT for NT$205,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese artist by the name of Shaogao (囂搞) sold a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) for over 2 Ether, or roughly NT$205,000 (US$7,408), on Friday (Dec. 31). The NFT, named &...