Taiwan's KMT should be barred from Straits Forum

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been an extremely difficult year for the Kuomintang (KMT). Its populist candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was heavily defeated in the presidential elections and then...

New Taiwan passports to emphasize distinction with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan plans to issue new passports emphasizing its independent identity and downgrading connections with China. The foreign ministry on Wednesday released imag...

Xinjiang govt forces unproven medicine on people in lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens of other women in a detention center. ...

Chinese fishing near Galapagos Islands raises fears for wildlife

Three weeks ago, the Ecuadorian navy encountered a flotilla of nearly 260 fishing vessels sailing under Chinese flags off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. "This is the fourth year in a row ...

Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in China

CHENGDU, China (AP) — The American flag has been taken down at a U.S. consulate in southwestern China, according to state media, as officials vacate the premises under order of the Chinese government....

Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing's national security office

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view a...

Rights activists say Danes unaware of racism in their nation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Rights activists on Thursday accused Danish officials of being unable to recognize racism after authorities said the killing of a biracial man by two white men was not racia...

Hong Kong schools ordered to play Chinese anthem, fly China flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government has instructed all primary and secondary schools in the special administrative region to play the Chinese national anthem and display the five-sta...

India seeks eased tensions with China after Himalayas clash

India said Thursday (June 18) it was using diplomatic channels with China to de-escalate a military standoff in a remote Himalayan border region where 20 Indian soldiers were killed this week. Resp...

Photo of the Day: Celestial Empire 'does not discriminate'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inspired by the recent outrage in the U.S. over the killing of the African American man George Floyd, a Chinese artist created this illustration portraying a police office...

Photo of the Day: Chinese Health Organization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taiwan was yet again denied entry to the World Health Assembly (WHA) earlier this week, an illustrator created this flag mocking the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

Body of Chinese ambassador who died in Israel returns home

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel bade farewell on Wednesday to China's ambassador to the country who died earlier this week. Diplomats held a short ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport in honor of ...

Photo of the Day: 'People's Republic of Coronavirus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian artist created this illustration of China's flag featuring Winnie the Pooh and four Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) particles to protest the communist country&...

China's diplomats show teeth in defending virus response

BEIJING (AP) — From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem ...

China's mask diplomacy a hit in virus-plagued Eastern Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When China’s first shipment of coronavirus medical aid landed in Belgrade, the president of Serbia was there to kiss the Chinese flag. In Hungary, officials have played down as...