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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...

Gay topics, intimacy in romances banned in Chinese films, TV dramas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly tightening its grip on the country’s film and TV industries with a new ban that will see gay topics and conspicuous intimacy outlawed among other...

Douyin's facial recognition tech blocks foreigner from livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign national in China suddenly found himself being kicked off Douyin (抖音), the Chinese version of TikTok, after appearing for only one minute, for being a non-regist...

Zoom caught in China censorship crossfire as meetings foiled

HONG KONG (AP) — Video app company Zoom said Thursday it regretted that some meetings involving U.S.-based Chinese dissidents were disrupted, as meanwhile a prominent Hong Kong activist said his accou...

Petition calls for investigation into Twitter censorship after hiring of Li Fei-Fei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A White House petition was created last week after news broke that the Twitter accounts of Chinese dissidents started to disappear after a controversial Chinese-American a...

Chinese netizens declare 'Vegetable English' defeats 'Korea Fish' in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China used its vast arsenal of human and robotic censors to block all news about Taiwan's elections domestically, Chinese netizens used the phrases "Vegetable ...

China censors strike again: Taiwanese and Japanese flags cut from new Top Gun film

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the surprise release of a Top Gun 2 trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, another example of China’s campaign to suppress Taiwan also made an unexpecte...

China's Taiwan Affairs Office calls Tsai's remarks on Tiananmen 'treacherous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) accused Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen of “slandering” China following her remarks on Tuesday, June 4 slamming...

China totally bans Wikipedia ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --. Beijing has blocked all language editions of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday (May 15), reports Reuters. Samantha Lien, communicatio...

China's online censors announce massive purge of user accounts, apps, data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Online censors in China conducted a large operation this week removing thousands of personnel accounts, mobile apps and deleting masses of data from the Chinese intranet. ...

China blocks Microsoft’s Bing search engine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Microsoft Bing, the last major foreign search engine available in China, has been blocked following an order from the government, reports Financial Times. The paper pub...

Next target of China's censorship machine: men’s earrings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese viewers of popular streaming platform iQiyi were confused to see translucent blobs recently appear on the earlobes of their favorite TV stars. The BBC reports t...