Video shows supporters of '12 Hong Kong Youths' burning Chinese flag in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Sunday (Oct. 25) showing protesters calling for the release of 12 imprisoned Hong Kong activists burning a Chinese flag in Taipei. On Sunday, the acti...

China approves amendments outlawing insulting national flag

HONG KONG (AP) — The Standing Committee of China’s congress has passed amendments to a law that will criminalize the intentional insulting of the national flag and emblem, after anti-government protes...

Online entertainment poll marks Taiwanese artists with Chinese flags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese stars from supermodel Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” actor Chang Chen (張震) have been identified with China's flag instead...

Taiwan legislator proposes to make displaying Chinese flag fineable offense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party legislator Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) has proposed amending Taiwan's National Security Act to fine people who promote hostile forces in China, Hon...

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) ...