Son of former China boss Hu Jintao gets major promotion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China watchers are speculating on inner politics of China’s Communist Party (CCP) and the possibility of a future successor to Xi Jinping this week, after the son of...

China's Xi calls for educators to clamp down on ‘false ideas and thoughts’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China President Xi Jinping urged teachers to tackle “false ideas and thoughts” at a Beijing education symposium on Monday. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

Taiwanese-born cadre says she's 'mentally prepared' to lose citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Before giving a speech in Beijing that has been widely panned by Taiwanese, a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre told Hong Kong media yesterday (March 14) that she was "mental...

MOI seeks to revoke Taiwanese-born cadre's citizenship after controversial speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video surfaced Monday (March 11) of a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre giving a controversial speech calling for adherence to the "one China" principle and expres...

US Ambassador in Taiwan declares support for religious groups persecuted by China's communist regime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback gave an interview with Radio Taiwan International (RTI) radio-host Sen Hong Yang (楊憲宏), on the e...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

Taiwan MAC: Beijing should reform its policies and behavior towards Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council has communicated a message to Beijing, asking authorities to think about their actions and change policy on Tibet prior to the anni...

China’s ridiculous propaganda is drawing global ridicule but Taiwan must look deeper too

So, the in no way ironically named People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have taken to the airways once more to tell the people of Taiwan what is best for them. In an interview that would be absolut...

MAC: China should resolve its domestic issues before threatening Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) told Beijing to prioritize China’s own domestic issues in response to an earlier comment from a Taiwan Affairs Office r...

Video shows Communist Chinese govt. blast giant Buddha statue to smithereens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, the Communist Chinese government on Feb. 2 blasted a 57.9-meter-tall Buddhist statue into smithereens, reported Bitter Wi...

Same-Sex Marriage Bill an historic moment for Taiwan and a huge dilemma for the KMT

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the Taiwanese government has revealed how it plans to implement equal marriage reforms. The catchily-titled bill is officially known as ‘The E...

Taiwanese photographer takes 1st place in intl. underwater photography contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese photographer has been awarded first place a in world-class underwater photography competition, called “World Shoot Out.” In the “Wide Angl...

Taiwan needs to take cyber-security seriously at the highest level

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The escalation in hostility towards Taiwan from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been well reported, but the focus of much of the coverage has been on the possibility o...

China pushes Pacific island countries to pivot away from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is challenging Taiwan’s supremacy in the Pacific; one of the country’s last support strongholds. Australia’s ABC News reported last week that Ch...