Vatican, China on verge of agreement over bishops: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Vatican City and the Chinese government are on the cusp of signing an agreement to allow the Chinese government to vet and appoint bishops, numerous reports suggested ...

Taiwanese must reconsider before accepting Chinese ID cards

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is perhaps the only organization which still thinks it is going to be able to win over the Taiwanese people through a hearts and minds campaign.  There have b...

Jack Ma retiring may signal conflict with Xi Jinping and Chinese govt: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement that Jack Ma, the chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba would retire in September 2019, and hand the reins of the company to current CEO Daniel Z...

Whispers of China-Vatican deal, as Beijing steps up persecution of Christians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even as relations between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party appear to grow closer, Beijing is reportedly increasing persecution and suppression of Christian grou...

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...

China's United Front, Fmr HK Executive funding US foreign policy think tanks 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The recently released U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report on China's United Front noted that the Chinese Communist Party has been covertly fundin...

Chinese Communist party rolls out stricter regulations to prevent 'damaging party unity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In another sign that discord and tension may be on the rise with China’s Communist Party, the CCP this week has just issued revised regulations that increase potenti...

Ex. Premier Lin Chuan may be tapped as Taiwan envoy to APEC Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the Tsai administration has yet to officially announce the country’s envoy for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Papa New Guinea scheduled in mid Novem...

The top 7 sporting events in Taiwan

The cancellation of the East Asian Youth Games (東亞青年運動會) in Taichung last year, at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party is a blow to sport in the country. But Taiwan should reassur...

White House: El Salvador breaking ties with Taiwan a 'grave concern' to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday evening, Aug. 23 the White House released a statement condemning El Salvador’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and establish relations with...

Why the reaction to El Salvador’s defection could bode well for Taiwan 

Dum, dum, dum… another one bites the dust! That’s right, it cannot fail to have escaped your attention that earlier this week El Salvador became the latest of Taiwan’s diplomat...

Koala park in Australia kowtows to China, tears down Taiwan flags on direction sign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What the Trump administration described as "Orwellian nonsense" has gone into overdrive now that even a Koala park in Australia has caved to China and removed th...

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...

Top 6 reasons for Muslim travelers to visit Taiwan

Ka\AOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- With the Chinese Communist Party seeking to shut off the flow of tourists to Taiwan, the DPP Government is looking to attract visitors from other parts of the world. As pa...