Chinese general lists 10 'privileges' Taiwan will 'enjoy' under 'one country, two systems'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) propaganda radio program Voice of the Strait (海峡之声), a Chinese general listed 10 supposed "privil...

Italy prosecutor admonishes Salvini over mafia arrest tweet

ROME (AP) — Donald Trump isn't the only politician to court trouble with his tweets. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini received an unprecedented admonition from the chief pros...

Win does little to calm turmoil at troubled Bayern Munich

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's first win in four Bundesliga matches has done little to ease the turmoil at the club. Bayern president Uli Hoeness, who is bearing the brunt of the fan ...

Draft of Religious Basic Law shelved due to widespread criticism 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The draft of the Religious Basic Law, which was originally scheduled to be reviewed at a Legislative Yuan session Wednesday, has been shelved indefinitely due to public co...

The erosion of democracy in Hong Kong offers a stark warning to Taiwan

The move by the Hong Kong Government to ban opposition lawmaker Lau Siu-lai (劉小麗) from running for office is a stark illustration of the erosion of democracy and freedom of speech currently taking pla...

Unhappy Bayern Munich lashes out against media coverage

MUNICH (AP) — German champion Bayern Munich has hit out against the media for what it calls "derogatory, slanderous reporting" of the club's recent struggles — and even threatened to take legal action...

Hong Kong in unprecedented democracy regression: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong is undergoing the worst ever democracy regression since its handover to China in 1997, as indicated by the latest incident in which a legislative candidate ...

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence ov...

Freedom of speech is not absolute: Hong Kong government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Freedom of speech is not absolute, the government of Hong Kong responded Friday to growing concerns from the British government about recent developments 21 years after th...

Ex-HK chief likens Hong Kong and Taiwan independence supporters to 'criminals and terrorists' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, has come forward to promote state censorship and de-platforming of pro-democracy and pro-independence voices in Hong Kong,...

Chinese infringement on press freedom puts ‘knife on the neck of HK people’: HKJA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With China increasingly tightening its grip on Hong Kong over freedom of the press, Hong Kong Journalists Association warned in its annual report on July 29 the dire situa...

British government ‘concerned’ over Hong Kong’s move to ban political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Hong Kong authorities set to outlaw the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), the British government expressed concerns in a statement issued July 18. ...

Human rights group condemns China on 21st anniversary of Hong Kong handover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Human rights group "International Monitor of Hong Kong Civil and Political Rights" (IMHKCR) condemned China for its political persecution in Hong Kong at a press...

Hong Kong approves controversial joint checkpoint plan for China-HK express rail link

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A joint checkpoint plan passed by Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on June 14 has stirred up controversy in the autonomous territory of China as it would allow the en...

Bill passage seen as increasing China's hold over Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory. Independen...