US sanctions leader of Hong Kong, Chinese authorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of roles in squashing freedom in the former British colon...

Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The 1972 Munich Olympics were marked by historic achievements and unprecedented controversy but will be forever defined by devastating catastrophe. In hostin...

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast - Asia as of 13:30 GMT Friday, August 7, 2020 Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather conditions as recorded for the pre...

Google removes 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google has removed more than 2,500 channels from its YouTube video-sharing platform as they were suspected of spreading disinformation from China, reports said Wednesday (...

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China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Hu...

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges since sharp downturn in ties over arrest of Huawei executive

BEIJING (AP) — China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges since sharp downturn in ties over arrest of Huawei executive.

The Latest: French exports down 21.5% as pandemic bites

PARIS — New foreign trade figures released by France for the first half of 2020 reveal the economic devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked on the eurozone’s second economy. ...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

US sanctions Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Chinese officials

The United States announced sanctions on Friday targeting 11 Chinese Communist Party officials in mainland China and their affiliates in Hong Kong, including the territory's Chief Executive Carrie...

89% of Taiwanese oppose China's 'one country, two systems': Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Close to 90 percent of Taiwanese do not support the "one country, two systems" framework proposed by China, according to a recent survey conducted by Taiwan'...

Taiwan policy on Chinese students 'discriminatory': China's Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Thursday (Aug. 6) accused the Taiwanese government of intentionally discriminating against Chinese students seeking to resume ...

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug charges

China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong&rs...

China to hold live-fire drill following US health minister's historic Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing is set to "welcome" the historic visit of the United States' highest level official to Taiwan since 1979 by launching a live-fire exercise between Au...