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...

China celebrates completion of rival sat navigation system

BEIJING (AP) — China is celebrating the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the U.S. Global Positioning System and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitic...

US residents warned not to plant mysterious seeds likely from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of residents in the U.S. states of Utah, Virginia, Arizona, and Washington have reported mysterious seeds being mailed to them in packages printed with Chinese te...

Hong Kong protesters adapt signs, slogans to skirt new law

HONG KONG (AP) — It was one of the first protests in Hong Kong after a feared national security law came into effect. Among a dozen or so lunchtime demonstrators at a luxury mall in...

Photo of the Day: Yehliu Fishing Habor illustrated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A college student from Singapore created this highly detailed illustration of a fishing boat and harbor in northern Taiwan. Chua Min Chi (蔡敏智), 21, told Taiwan News tha...

Suspected Chinese missile found on N. Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 2.4-meter-long metal object discovered at Yongzhen Seaside Park in Taiwan's Yilan County on Tuesday (June 16) is thought to be an empty missile shell used by the Chi...

Brian Tseng's 'Taiwan' crushes Fanny Liu's 'China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese comedian's response to a music video that boasted of the advantages of China has outstripped the number of views of the original by nearly five to one. ...

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening (June 4), breaking through barricades to mark the 31st anniversary of the crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing'...

Chinese trolls post fake news about Taiwanese cop torturing 'HK refugee'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Friday (May 29) announced that Facebook posts alleging that a Taiwanese police officer placed his knee on a "Hong ...

Google searches for 'immigration,' 'Taiwan' spike in HK over Chinese law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google searches for the word "immigration" and "Taiwan" spiked on Thursday (May 21) immediately after the Chinese government announced a new national s...

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: Map of Taiwan's icons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian educator on Thursday (April 23) completed this lighthearted illustration of a map of Taiwan festooned with a number of the country's most iconic symbols....

Legislator proposes erasing ‘China’ from Taiwan’s passport cover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s foreign ministry is open to changes in the cover design of the country’s passport, as its official name, “Republic of China,” has become a...

Taiwan MJIB: China trolls responsible for racist tweets against WHO leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Investigation Bureau (MJIB) has shot down WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' claim of a racist campaign against him from Taiwan — ...

MOFA to partner with NGOs in developing countries

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will work with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on projects that provide assistance to disadvantaged groups, especial...