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Economist says China should seize Taiwan’s TSMC if US unleashes sanctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-level Chinese economist has called on Beijing to seize Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) if Washington levies economic sanctions against China. Accor...

US think tank establishes China Center to develop strategies for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. think tank the Hudson Institute launched a new China Center on Thursday (May 19) to devise policy responses to China, appointing historian and strategist Miles Yu (余茂...

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the wor...

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the wor...

Why China is skeptical of local journalists working for Western media

China's state media outlets have stepped up their attacks on Western media in the past few weeks. The Xinhua news agency said in an English-language report on March 15 that Western media organiza...

Can Europe help US-China rapprochement?

Fifty years ago, Richard Nixon, then US president, set off on a secret visit to Beijing, a trip that ended decades of American opposition to communist China and helped exacerbate the split in the comm...

How has China used the Winter Olympics to shape its image?

After athletes from around the world spent two weeks competing in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, many believe the event offered an opportunity for China to try and reshape its international image. ...

China's Xi sets sights on 'common prosperity' after top-level meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) has called for tougher “regulation of high incomes” in a sign the country’s extended campaign targeting its tech giant...

Authoritarianism advances as world battles the pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary banned the public depiction of homosexuality. China shut Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper....

Missile developments could shape status quo in Taiwan Strait

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Exactly how many missiles communist China is aiming at Taiwan while you read this is a question no one can answer with certainty. Estimates range from 1,500 to over ...

Q&A: What does a deal between TikTok and Oracle mean?

HONG KONG (AP) — TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as a new American technology partner to help keep the popular video-sharing app operating in the U.S., according to ...

Q&A: What's up with Trump's orders on TikTok and WeChat?

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, for...

Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns. Suddenly, Microsoft — known primarily for work software like Windows and Office —...

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken, sometimes introducing ...

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

BEIJING (AP) — It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken...