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  ...

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 ...

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 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'...

Christians in Beijing issue statement condemning Communist suppression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Beijing, China an alliance of underground churches have issued a joint public statement condemning the unwarranted interference of the Communist state in their religiou...

Ex-HK chief likens Hong Kong and Taiwan independence supporters to 'criminals and terrorists' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, has come forward to promote state censorship and de-platforming of pro-democracy and pro-independence voices in Hong Kong,...

Google under heavy fire after leak reveals 'censorship engine' for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tech giant Google, and its managing company Alphabet Inc. came under quick fire after a report on Friday Aug. 3 revealed that Google is preparing to launch a search engine...

China: RSF condemns the arrest of an on-air source of Voice of America

TAIPEI (RSF) -- RSF demands the release of professor Sun Wenguang, known for his public interventions against Chinese censorship and propaganda, who was arrested on Wednesday by Chinese police while p...

China again blocks #MeToo in fear of public backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese government has censored thousands of online posts detailing sexual harassment, and blocked the hashtag #MeToo and related hashtags in fear of public discontent...

China’s vaccine scandal ignites anger on social media, calls for Premier to quit and Xi to return to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's latest vaccine scandal was the second most viewed topic on WeChat messaging app over the weekend, with netizens calling for senior politicians to resign and fo...

Monument honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo unveiled in Taipei 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of July 13 in Taipei, an unveiling ceremony was held dedicating a memorial monument to the Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) on the one year anni...

China cracks down on ASMR videos, branded as pornography

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –After a recent ban on hip-hop and goth fashion in media, Chinese censors are now cracking down on another aspect of pop culture, with online authorities now targeting ...

Chinese Vice Consul ordered city to deface art by Taiwanese students in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly one week after a piece of artwork in the city of Rockhampton in Central Queensland, Australia made headlines after the city council painted over students&rsquo...

China has Taiwan removed from biography of speaker at U.S. university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the latest example of a Chinese campaign directed against mentions of Taiwan, the name of the island was removed from the biography of a “Foreign Policy” co...