Google Translate tells world to 'live with communists'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese netizen on Monday (Aug. 3) discovered that Google Translate is now translating "down with communists" as "live with communists." In yet an...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture mocks Chinese censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Culture responded to the latest in Chinese censorship with a sense of humor on July 13. According to the Taiwan Ministry of Culture Facebook pa...

Douyin's facial recognition tech blocks foreigner from livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign national in China suddenly found himself being kicked off Douyin (抖音), the Chinese version of TikTok, after appearing for only one minute, for being a non-regist...

Petition calls for investigation into Twitter censorship after hiring of Li Fei-Fei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A White House petition was created last week after news broke that the Twitter accounts of Chinese dissidents started to disappear after a controversial Chinese-American a...

YouTube automatically deletes Chinese epithet 'communist bandit'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese netizens on Wednesday (May 13) discovered that YouTube is automatically blocking the Chinese term "communist bandit" within 15 seconds. On Wednesday, ...

Photo of the Day: 'How's life in China?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A meme mocking communist China's brutal authoritarian rule has resurfaced and continues to resonate among netizens amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. O...

Taiwan's foreign minister invites US reporters expelled by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Saturday (March 28) tweeted an invitation to three major U.S. newspapers to station correspondents in Taiwan after they were expelled f...

World Universities Debating Championship deletes debate on Hong Kong democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Censorship of a contest held by the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) on the subject of democracy in Hong Kong was so extensive that news of the coverup only...

Chinese minders force Australian journalist to scrape Taipei off son's nightlight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese efforts to blot out Taiwan's existence as a sovereign nation have reached new extremes with authorities threatening to seize a child's globe from an Austra...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 30 The Wall Street Journal on criticism that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced over the c...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the...

US companies walk fine line when doing business with China

NEW YORK (AP) — The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S. companies must walk when doing business w...

US Secretary of State urges Hollywood to resist Chinese censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Hollywood in a closed-door speech to resist censorship by China as exemplified by the removal of the Taiwanese flag from...

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the months long demonstratio...

China boycotts Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards

[Updated on August 7 at 17:15] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese films and filmmakers will be absent from this year’s Taipei-based Golden Horse Awards, occasionally dubbed by foreign media...