Chinese drama faces punishment for excluding Taiwan from China on map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese television series is facing punishment for not including the island of Taiwan in Chinese territory on a map that appeared in its episode, adding to the list of e...

Google 'terminates' Dragonfly after Trump suggests investigation into treason, China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Google confirmed this week that the “Dragonfly” censored search engine project designed in partnership with the Chinese Communist Party for use in China has be...

Young Chinese think ‘Tank Man’ is a soft drink ad: Pelosi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese government has been so relentless in its censorship of the Tiananmen Square massacre, that on its 30th anniversary, young Chinese think ‘Tank Man’ ...

Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and his political rival say they are not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese so...

Microsoft artificial intelligence helps Chinese government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China’s military and security establishments use the results of Chinese cooperation with United States software giant Microsoft in the field of artificial intelligence to ...

Hong Kong novelist critical of China censored?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An episode of Radio Television Hong Kong's docuseries "Hong Kong Connection" (時代的記錄 - 鏗鏘說) featuring the novelist Ni Kuang (倪匡) did not air as scheduled, rai...

Senate report urges shuttering China's Confucius Institutes at US universities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. lawmakers have once again raised alarm over the operations of China’s “Confucius Institutes” which operate over 100 such institutes in 44 out of 50 ...

Calls for Taiwan independence surface on Reddit ahead of feared Tencent censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that Tencent has made a massive US$150 million investment in the social media site Reddit, many of its users have been hastily posting support for Taiwan's...

Next target of China's censorship machine: men’s earrings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese viewers of popular streaming platform iQiyi were confused to see translucent blobs recently appear on the earlobes of their favorite TV stars. The BBC reports t...

China: RSF and coalition of NGOs demand Google abandon Project Dragonfly

TAIPEI (RSF) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as a member of a coalition of 60 NGOs wrote to Google's CEO on Dec. 11 demanding he abandon the development of a censored search engine for the Chin...

Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence charged Thursday that Russia's influence operations in America pale in comparison with the covert and overt activities China is taking to interfer...

Human rights groups urge Google to drop plans for China 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of 14 prominent human rights groups have called on U.S. tech giant Google to drop its plans to re-enter the Chinese market, arguing such a move is akin to particip...

No censored search in China, rights groups tell Google

BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search services in China. The joint letter dated T...

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. ...

China: RSF condemns the arrest of an on-air source of Voice of America

TAIPEI (RSF) -- RSF demands the release of professor Sun Wenguang, known for his public interventions against Chinese censorship and propaganda, who was arrested on Wednesday by Chinese police while p...