China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classifie...

China hawk Steve Bannon supports Tsai re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a harshly worded video address made on Saturday (Dec. 14) against the Chinese government, Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Donald Trump, declared his support f...

China basketball team fined NT$4.3 million for replacing Mao's face with mascot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have been fined by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) after substituting the face of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the Chinese Commu...

Taiwan's president continues to lead Han in latest poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of the most recent poll by one Taiwanese media outlet show Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to have a commanding lead over itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and ...

Chinese library burns religious and pro-democracy publications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A library in Gansu, China, announced in October that it would start to examine its collections and remove publications that encouraged thoughts against the Chinese Communi...

China could assassinate Taiwan presidential candidate: Japanese scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may assassinate a Taiwan opposition party candidate for the presidency, so the election loses legitimacy and sends the country into chaos...

Martial law victims urge young people to cherish Taiwan's hard-won democracy

Survivors of atrocities committed during Taiwan's period of martial law on Saturday (Dec. 7) exhorted younger generations to cherish the country's hard-earned democracy at a ceremony to mark t...

Let’s call out Xi Jinping as the dictator that he is

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — With the upcoming presidential elections dominating the news agenda in Taiwan, it is quite understandable that a lot of people are currently preoccupied with debating w...

Video shows Bloomberg saying China's 'Xi Jinping is not a dictator'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian YouTuber on Monday (Dec. 2) posted a clip on YouTube from a PBS interview in which Michael Bloomberg claimed China's ruler Xi Jinping "is not a dictato...

Ex-defense minister of Taiwan says Beijing approached him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan continues to grapple with alleged Chinese interference in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, former Taiwanese Defense Minister Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) reve...

China requires face scan for new mobile users

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A regulation that requires Chinese citizens to scan their faces when registering new mobile phones came into effect on Sunday (Dec. 1), as Beijing works to ensure the iden...

Taiwan should think big with defense manufacturing plans

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The global defense market was worth an estimated US$1.8 trillion in 2018. That’s an increase of 2.6 percent on the previous year. While it is an industry that is ...

DPP majority in Taiwan legislature would be nightmare: PFP candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An absolute majority for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the new Legislative Yuan would be "a nightmare within a nightmare," the Foxconn Technology fou...

China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

BEIJING (AP) — China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and wa...

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two bills aimed at supporting human rights and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. Trump signed the bills, which were approved b...