Why fake news is having a major influence on Taiwan’s election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- "The President of France has been assassinated," screamed out a LINE notification on my cell phone earlier this week. I was shocked and fumbled with my pin co...

PLA conducts joint anti-terrorism drill in Macau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Macau Garrison participated in its first joint anti-terrorism drill today (Nov. 8), according to Macau authorities. Pub...

China's People's Daily former editor-in-chief falls 19 floors to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former editor-in-chief of Chinese Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily, Hu Xin (胡欣), has died after falling 19 floors from the headquarter building, according to...

Xinjiang and the ‘Chinese Dream’

CANBERRA (East Asia Forum) -- Since ethnic riots broke out in Urumqi in 2009, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has steadily turned Xinjiang into a provincial police state. Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other ...

Why Taiwan needs to be careful of cozying up to far-right leaders

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Earlier this weekend, Brazil’s Presidential election run-off saw Jair Bolsonaro elected as the new President of what is the world’s fourth-largest democratic nat...

China’s downplay of Deng Xiaoping’s contributions sparks speculation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The seemingly deliberate effort to avoid any mentioning of Deng Xiaoping – the driving force of China’s economic reforms – in China’s official medi...

China’s top liaison official in Macau was murdered: Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Billionaire Chinese exile Guo Wengui (郭文貴) suggested the death of China’s top liaison official in Macau, Zheng Xiaosong (鄭曉松) was not a suicide, as official Chinese ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

DPP holds parallel Taiwan independence march in Kaohsiung 

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - The DPP’s "Anti-annexation, Protect Taiwan"(反併吞、護台灣) rally took place Saturday along the World Games Avenue in Kaohsiung’s Zuoying District.  Ag...

No possibility of war across Taiwan Strait during Trump administration: Beijing scholar  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Chinese scholar said during a media interview that there will be no possibility of war across the Taiwan Strait, not only because U.S. President Donald Trump supports peac...

Australia says US alliance vital with Indo-Pacific tensions

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister says her country's alliance with the United States has never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. ...

Team Taiwan referendum brings both opportunities and risks

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been confirmed that Taiwan will be holding a referendum on abandoning the use of the term Chinese Taipei at all international events and seeking to use...

Wife says Interpol officer sent knife image as danger signal

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of Interpol's president made an impassioned plea Sunday for help in bringing her missing husband to safety, saying she thinks he sent an image of a knife before ...

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...

Trump administration will seize US assets of top Chinese officials: Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The controversial Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui (郭文貴), living in exile in New York, claims that the U.S. government is preparing to further escalate their tra...