Is Xi losing sleep over the Buddha?

Amid all the upheaval the world is currently experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China is more concerned about Sinicizing Buddhism — Tibetan Buddhism to be exact. “Tibetan Buddhism...

Vatican extends pact concerning bishop appointment with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s only European ally, the Holy See, on Thursday (Oct. 22) is set to renew the provisional agreement with China it first inked in 2018. "Everything wil...

Exclusive inside look at Biden's Taiwan policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many voters with a connection to Taiwan are under the impression that the Trump administration has a more favorable policy towards the country, sources close to Joe Bid...

Taiwan official details China’s plan to solve Taiwan ‘problem’ by 2049: US military journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Security Bureau Deputy Director-General Chen Wen-fan (陳文凡) was recently quoted giving a comprehensive picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping&rsquo...

`Farce in Fiji' is Chinese diplomacy in a nutshell

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Sometimes you read a news story and have to pause and check that it isn’t satire. That was certainly the case earlier this week with "cake-gate" or the ...

Window closed on Chinese invasion of Taiwan during US election: Easton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American researcher Ian Easton has debunked fears of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan during the U.S. presidential election by pointing out that the window for such a move has...

China deploys DF-17 hypersonic missiles across from Taiwan to prepare for invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has reportedly deployed new hypersonic missiles across from Taiwan as it marshals forces in preparation for a future invasion. On Sunday (Oct. 18), the South Chin...

Man arrested for vandalizing Hong Kong-supporting restaurant with feces in Taipei

Taiwan News (TAIPEI) — A man has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing with feces a Taipei restaurant that was established to provide Hongkongers living in exile with work. Around noon on F...

Taipei diner that employs Hongkongers vandalized with feces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei restaurant founded to provide employment to Hongkongers was defaced Friday afternoon (Oct. 16) by a masked person armed with a bucket of excrement. At around 1...

China’s hostage diplomacy will only provoke more international ire

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s a curious thing. At a time when Taiwan is building ever-closer ties with the West and awareness of the Chinese regime's brutality is at an all-time high,...

Chinese state media urges Taiwan’s intelligence officers to defect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China ramps up its campaign against Taiwan, the latest front is intelligence, with China making a flurry of accusations of espionage and urging Taiwanese agents to defe...

Video shows China's Xi suffer coughing fit during speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a speech in Shenzhen on Wednesday (Oct. 14) Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) suffered a coughing fit, prompting netizens to speculate on the health of the communis...

China finishes last again in annual internet freedom report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has been ranked last for the sixth consecutive year in the annual Freedom on the Net report, scoring only 10 out of 100 points. The report, published by Washingto...

When 'burglar' becomes 'watchdog': Human Rights Council's legitimacy questioned after China elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups and political figures are crying foul after Tuesday's (Oct. 13) election at the United Nations headquarters enabled China's return to the Human...

MAC highlights risk of travelling to China amid Taiwanese 'spy confessions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Tuesday (Oct. 13) once again reminded Taiwanese citizens of the risk of arbitrary detention in China after four Taiwanese me...