Taiwan media conglomerate receives orders from Chinese authorities: report

[Updated with a statement from the China Times and CTI at 22:00 on July 17] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-based media conglomerate, Want Want China Times Group, reportedly follows direct in...

Nationwide investigation launched to root out China's influence in Taiwan media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This weekend the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) launched its official investigation into Chinese influence in Taiwanese media, to ensure that the upcoming...

Retired military personnel who kowtow to China should be punished: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Friday that retired high-ranking military personnel who grovel to the Chinese authorities should face severe punishment. The presid...

6th annual East Asia Democracy Forum hosted in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TDF) hosted the 6th annual East Asia Democracy Forum in Taipei on Wednesday (June 26), which was attended by the Deputy Minister of Fo...

Taiwan urged to beware of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A scholar has urged Taiwan's government to be wary of increased Chinese influence in the South Pacific as Beijing adjusts its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according...

Rally against pro-China Taiwanese media held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally against pro-Beijing Taiwanese media was held on Sunday afternoon, with tens of thousands of people pouring out on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei despite intermitten...

Beijing reduces cost of passports, travel docs for Chinese headed to Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday (June 20), China’s National Development and Reform Commission (國家發展和改革委員會) announced that the cost of travel documents for Chinese citizens visiting Hong...

US House Speaker says Hong Kong’s privileges at risk if it is 'just China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has backed bipartisan legislation to protect Hong Kong’s rights and democracy and on Wednesday (June 19) ...

Analysis: China blinks on Hong Kong, but divide remains

BEIJING (AP) — The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful. Faced with huge and disruptive protests in Hong Kong, China blinked. The decision to shelve the legislation...

Hong Kong extradition bill an example of China's 'boiling frog' tactics, Taiwan must beware

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Hong Kong’s handover from the British to China in 1997 to the end of Tung Chee-hwa’s (董建華) term as chief executive in 2005, Hong Kong maintained a semblan...

Taiwan activists plan rally against pro-China media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Opponents of Chinese influence in the Taiwanese media will rally outside the Presidential Office Building on Sunday June 23. Activists are worried that as China ramps u...

Premier Su rebukes Han Kuo-yu for calling Taiwan a 'region'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a meeting at the Executive Yuan on Thursday (June 13) attended by Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), Taiwan’s Premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), chided Han over remark...

Australia prime minister offers more aid to Solomon Islands

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister said on Monday his nation will boost spending on infrastructure in the Solomon Islands, but noted the increased aid commitment was not linked...

Authorities to monitor Chinese influence on Taiwanese media: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a meeting between Chinese officials and Taiwanese media representatives hit headlines, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Sunday (May 12) that national security au...

KMT delegation from Taiwan to visit Beijing before party primary election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to media reports, a group of Kuomintang (KMT) party members will make a visit to Beijing next week from May 12 to May 15 to “conduct consultations on issue...