Letter to the Editor: China faces growing pact of nations

China has been violently suppressing human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, as well as bullying its neighboring countries by encroaching upon their territories, using military might and economic coer...

Taiwan's president to speak at US think tank video conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is expected to speak at a video conference hosted by two U.S. think tanks on Wednesday (Aug. 12) to discuss Taiwan-U.S. ties and challenges fa...

TikTok owners show true colors with communist flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As speculation reaches a fever pitch over the fate of TikTok, a photo has surfaced showing top executives posing with party members and a communist flag inside the parent ...

Chinese virologist claims coronavirus derived from 'Zhoushan bat virus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Wednesday (Aug. 5) claimed the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is a chimera based on the "Zhoushan bat virus" and chastise...

Another Australian university limits academic freedom due to Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Charles Darwin University (CDU) has become the second Australian educational institution to give in to pressure from its Chinese students this week, apologizing for a staf...

US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers no specifics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of U.S. government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see “untrusted Chinese apps" pulled ...

British parliamentary group urges sanctions on Hong Kong authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K.'s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong on Tuesday (Aug.4) revealed the results of its five-month investigation into abuse of power by Hong Kong p...

China to film anti-American movies to mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As disagreements between the U.S. and China escalate, recently leading to tit-for-tat consulate closures in both nations, Beijing has reportedly started filming movies and...

'Zero chance' coronavirus is natural: Chinese virologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Sunday (Aug. 2) agreed that based on its genetic structure there is a "zero chance" that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-1...

Australian university under fire for deleting Twitter post critical of HK security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has become the target of criticism after it deleted a Twitter post critical of Beijing's implementation of the na...

How The Lancet backed Beijing and lost all credibility

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Lancet is one of the oldest and most reputable medical journals in the world, but as the world tackles what is arguably the biggest global health crisis of its 197-...

Sieren's China: Tension rises between Washington and Beijing

The tension between the US and China continues to rise. Last week, US authorities ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. Then, the US Consulate in Chengdu in western China was...

Chinese virologist claims coronavirus came from PLA lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Tuesday (July 28) alleged that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) came from a People's Liberation Army (PLA) lab. On Tuesday...

Scholar says Beijing eager to take Taiwan preemptively in case of conflict with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A political science scholar has said that China is eager to take Taiwan and turn it into a submarine base as a precaution as tensions between Beijing and Washington contin...

US Treasury reviewing TikTok over national security concerns: Mnuchin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed on Wednesday (July 29) that Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is currently being reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Invest...