Eddie Peng angers Taiwanese fans with 70th birthday wish for Communist China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese-Canadian actor Eddie Peng (彭于晏) angered Taiwanese fans after sharing a postcard congratulating Communist China on its 70th anniversary on Tuesday (Oct. 1). O...

Beijing says Dalai Lama's spiritual reincarnation must comply with Chinese law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, March 19, the Dalai Lama suggested that his potential successor, believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be the same Dalai Lama reincarnated through the ages into dif...

China's annual meeting of parliament heavy on rhetoric

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 2019 marks a sensitive year for the Chinese Communist Party, and leading officials are ramping up rhetoric to ensure members maintain loyalty and respect core party values...

The case for Sweden switching diplomatic recognition to Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -The current trade dispute between the USA and Communist China was something everyone could see coming from the moment Donald Trump was elected President off the back of his &l...

ETS kowtows to Beijing by posting 'Taiwan, China' on TOEFL site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese students preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) became incensed when they discovered Educational Testing Service (ETS) had kowtowed to Be...

Vaccine scandal pierces Xi’s Chinese dream: Ming Pao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's most recent vaccine scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of faulty rabies vaccines for children has pierced Chinese President Xi Jinping's "Chinese...

China's Xi absent from People's Daily cover again, despite kicking off tour to Africa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Recently there have been rumors arising about possible tensions or efforts to divert attention away from Xi Jinping within Chinese media. The mouthpiece of the Communis...

Tibetans forced to sing songs praising Communist Party of China

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) - Chinese authorities in Tibet have launched a new loyalty campaign in the formerly independent Himalayan region, forcing locals to learn songs praising the ruling Chinese Comm...

New China 'crime' crackdown targets threats to party rule

BEIJING (AP) — As Tibetans prepared to celebrate a Buddhist new year festival with prayers and dance, police officers went to schools, airports and public squares to read out "21 kinds of d...

End of China term limits sends chilling message to Taiwan, Hong Kong: Freedom House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If China’s plans to abolish term limits for its leader Xi Jinping (習近平) go through, they will sound a chilling message to democracy in Taiwan and Hong Kong, accordin...

Christians in rural China replace images of Jesus with Xi to 'escape poverty'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several Christians in an indigent rural southeast China were urged to change posters of Jesus to the portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of China's "...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

CHINA-PARTY CONGRESS — China's Communist Party leader Xi Jinping unveiled the new lineup of six men who will assist him as he embarks on a second five-year term centered on protecting and projecting t...

China Communist Party expels former star Sun Zhengcai

BEIJING (AP) — Former rising Chinese political star Sun Zhengcai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and dismissed from public office amid a corruption investigation. S...

Search for lasting cross-strait peace must involve DPP: Economist

London, Nov. 6 (CNA) The Economist, a London-based weekly newspaper, said President Ma Ying-jeou (???) should advise Chinese President Xi Jinping (???) to meet the leader of Taiwan's main oppositio...

Former China Communist Party official Qiao Shi dies at 91

BEIJING (AP) — Qiao Shi, a senior Communist Party official and chairman of China's legislature in the 1990s, died Sunday at the age of 91, state media reported. Qiao died Sunday morning in Beijing ...