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...

China: RSF and coalition of NGOs demand Google abandon Project Dragonfly

TAIPEI (RSF) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as a member of a coalition of 60 NGOs wrote to Google's CEO on Dec. 11 demanding he abandon the development of a censored search engine for the Chin...

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. ...

Beijing will pay snoops up to US$86,000 dollars to find pornography

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent announcement from China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications declares that Beijing is ready to pay top dollar for citizens to sco...

Hong Kong’s disappearing freedom: events canceled, editor expelled

HONG KONG (AP) — Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financi...

Database in Taiwan may support Google's Chinese 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New information has emerged concerning the proposed Google search engine and suite of applications being designed to meet the censorship standards of the Chinese Communist...

China denies visa to Swiss journalist ahead of Sino-Swiss Economic Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Swiss journalist working for the French language newspaper “Le Temps”was denied a visa to enter China, and was unable to report on the visit of Swiss Federa...

Facebook, Twitter have no plans to expand business into China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing held in Washington D.C. on Sept. 5, top officials with Facebook and Twitter said the two companies had no plans to enter the Chi...

Apple under threat by Beijing, removes 25,000 apps from China store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The tech-giant Apple has caved to demands from the Chinese Communist Party and deleted 25,000 apps from its online store in the country. CCTV reported the news on Sunda...

Chinese man arrested for asking 'What law says you can't call Taiwan a country?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young man in the Chinese city of Ma’anshan (馬鞍山) was arrested this week for posing the simple question on his Weibo account of “What law says you can't c...

Taiwan's OhBear 'dismayed' at China's ban of Winnie the Pooh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Barely four days after Beijing officially banned the new Disney film about Winnie the Pooh, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) tweeted an image of Taiwan's mas...