Taiwan's coronavirus response can propel nation forward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a worldwide disaster that began in China but was beaten in Taiwan, prompting a reevaluation of the two countries in the internati...

Veteran Chinese diplomat and Mao Zedong's interpreter dies

BEIJING (AP) — Ji Chaozhu, a veteran Chinese diplomat who provided English translation for leaders from Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping and served as an undersecretary of the United Nations, has died, the...

China-Australia rift deepens over calls for virus inquiry

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China’s warning of trade repercussions from Australia’s campaign for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus has rattled Australian business leaders as President Donald ...

Pandemic will change world order, bring about 'de-Sinicization': Ex-Chinese diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yuan Nansheng (袁南生), vice president of the China Institute of International Relations, on Wednesday (April 29) said in an interview with Beijing-based Finance and Economic...

France summons Chinese ambassador over baseless accusations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French Foreign Ministry said Tuesday (April 14) that it had summoned the Chinese ambassador to lodge a protest over the East Asian nation's controversial comments ...

Coronavirus rocks already strained ties between US, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Badly strained ties between the United States and China are deteriorating further with the two sides hurling harsh accusations and bitter name-calling over responsibility for the spr...

Continuing PRC efforts to intimidate Taiwan and its friends

“Big Nations Should Not Bully the Small” The People’s Republic of China (PRC) always refers to its Three Communiqués with the United States as if they were the Ten Commandm...

As Trump shuns US multilateralism, China ups diplomatic ante

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back — investing in diplomacy and a courtship of hearts and minds, ju...

Chinese diplomat clashes with BBC over definition of freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's ambassador to the U.K., Liu Xiaoming (劉曉明), said there are no political prisoners in China during a Tuesday (Nov. 26) interview with the BBC. On the BBC tal...

China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. ...

New Zealand rebukes China envoy for remarks on HK supporters, freedom of speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Zealand Foreign Ministry reportedly dispatched officials to the Chinese consulate in Auckland this week to chide the consul-general for comments made last week fol...

Lawyer says China has charged Chinese-Australian writer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lawyer says a Chinese-Australian writer detained in Beijing since January has been charged and moved to a different detention center. Australian lawyer R...

Hong Kong singer-protester faces China at UN rights body

GENEVA (AP) — Hong Kong pop singer Denise Ho has taken a message of defiance against China to the U.N.'s top human rights body, denouncing "deceitful promises" by authorities and p...

China diplomat: centers for Muslims there are "campuses"

GENEVA (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat says detention centers for Muslims in western Xinjiang province are "campuses, not camps" and insists they are set to be closed as a "training program" for the eth...

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

Australia's foreign minister on Thursday called for "further clarification" about the detention of Chinese-Australian author Yang Hengjun and urged that he be treated "fairly."...