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Actor Nicholas Tse renouncing Canadian citizenship amid China's 'blacklist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong-born action film actor Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) was seen on Chinese TV Sunday (Sept. 5) claiming that he is in the process of renouncing his Canadian citizenship amid ...

China cracks down on 'chaotic' celebrity fan culture after scandals

China cracked down on what it described as a "chaotic" celebrity fan culture on Friday, barring platforms from publishing popularity lists and regulating the sale of fan merchandise after a ...

Award-winning filmmaker Zhao Wei disappears from Chinese internet for reasons unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s billionaire film director and actress Zhao Wei (趙薇) has been scrubbed from the country’s internet by the government, for reasons that still remain a my...

Hongkongers mourn man who attacked police and killed himself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in Hong Kong were frisking passersby on Friday (July 2) and preventing people from paying their respects to a man who killed himself after attacking an officer. ...

Hugo Boss sees China booming despite boycott call

German fashion house Hugo Boss expects sales in mainland China to keep growing fast despite calls for a boycott of Western brands by Chinese consumers launched in late March over Western accusations o...

Xinjiang cotton boycott leaves Western brands reeling

The latest China-versus-the-West dispute is getting ugly. On Wednesday, Chinese state television started blurring the names of Western brands worn by reality show contestants. The measure was a veiled...

China says H&M changed online map after criticism

Chinese regulators on Friday (April 2) said H&M has agreed to change a “problematic map” online following government criticism, adding to pressure on the Swedish retailer amid a confli...

Fake accounts gain traction as they praise China, mock US

A pro-China network of fake and imposter accounts found a global audience on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to mock the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the deadly riot in Washington t...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chines...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popul...

Pocari Sweat top drink for Hong Kong protestors, Chinese netizens call for boycott

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –A Japanese sports drink, Pocari Sweat, has become a drink of choice among Hong Kong’s young protestors, and Chinese netizens are not happy about it. Over the past ...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

China opened the annual session of its legislature this week in Beijing. The nearly 6,000 delegates to the National People's Congress and its advisory body include hundreds of military officers, repre...

China’s Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — It’s not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the “disappeared” has expanded since President Xi ...

China's Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — It's not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the "disappeared" has expanded since President Xi Jinping came to power in...

Dolce & Gabbana cancels China show after 'chopstick' advert causes uproar

Dolce & Gabbana canceled a fashion show in Shanghai on Wednesday after a series of promotional videos were criticized as racist and full of outdated stereotypes by Chinese celebrities and social m...