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Sony's Chinese social media account gets 1-year ban for 'insulting' China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sony China’s account on China’s Twitter-like Weibo has reportedly been banned for a year after several posts were deemed “insulting” by China. K...

Jerusalem Post defies China threats over Taiwan interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday (May 31) refused to scrub an interview with Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) after threats by a Chinese diplomat threatening to ...

Taiwan ranks 38th in 2022's World Press Freedom Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has climbed five places on Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) World Press Freedom Index ​to reach the 38th spot this year. In its report, RSF described Taiwa...

Bezos asks whether Musk-owned Twitter could help Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world’s second-richest man, Jeff Bezos, has sparked a discussion about whether the takeover of Twitter by the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, could be a bo...

China censors hashtag containing lyrics from own national anthem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As residents of Shanghai bring their protests against their government’s extreme zero-COVID policies onto social media, online censors have banned a hashtag containi...

WTA suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Chair Steve Simon on Thursday (Dec. 2) announced the cancellation of all the organization's tournaments in China and Hong Kong in ...

Actress Gong Li renouncing Singapore citizenship amid China's 'blacklist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Actress Gong Li (鞏俐) appears to be in the process of renouncing her Singaporean citizenship amid a blacklist designed to punish Chinese celebrities who obtained a foreign ...

'The Daily Show' fixes map of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American late-night talk show "The Daily Show" on Wednesday (Sept. 29) corrected a map of China, which the previous week had erroneously included Taiwan with...

Divers from 10 countries defy Taiwan flag ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese diving association along with athletes from 10 countries requested their national flags be removed from the leader board in support of their Taiwanese counterpa...

UN forces Colorado high school to refer to Taiwan as Chinese province

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A small, private high school in Colorado earlier this year was ordered to refer to Taiwan as a province of China before it could take part in a U.N. commission, demonstrat...

Apple's censoring in China affects Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Citizen Labs from Toronto University says technology giant Apple censors political phrases in Taiwan and Hong Kong when providing engraving services. Apple varies its c...

Video shows moment Chinese ambassador accidentally admits Taiwan is independent, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with Swedish TV, China's Ambassador to Sweden Gui Congyou (桂從友) awkwardly conceded that Taiwan is a country, marking the second time in a month the &qu...

Chinese embassy unwittingly admits Taiwan is independent in threatening email to Swedish journalist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish politicians are calling for the expulsion of the Chinese ambassador after he sent a series of threatening emails to a Swedish journalist, while netizens are mockin...

China launches crackdown on mobile web browser 'chaos'

China’s top cyber authority said on Monday (Oct. 26) it would carry out a “rectification” of Chinese mobile internet browsers to address what it called social concerns over the &ldqu...

Video game Genshin Impact censors words 'Taiwan,' 'Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest example of censorship imposed by China, gamers on Tuesday (Oct. 6) noticed that the action role-playing game Genshin Impact is censoring the words "Taiw...