Feds say US colleges 'massively' underreport foreign funding

A scathing report from the Trump administration on Tuesday concluded that top U.S. universities have “massively underreported” funding they accept from China, Russia and other nations described as “fo...

China defends Confucius Institutes now under fire from US

BEIJING (AP) — Following scathing political attacks from the Trump administration, China on Friday defended its Confucius Institutes as apolitical facilitators of cultural and language exchange. ...

Gloves linked to forced labor in China stopped at LA port

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shipment of women’s gloves at a California port has been traced to a factory that uses forced labor of people caught up in a brutal crackdown on ethnic minorities in China, U.S. au...

US sees 'malign influence' in China-backed school program

The Trump administration on Friday encouraged U.S. schools and colleges to rethink their ties to the Confucius Institute, a program that brings Chinese language classes to America but, according to fe...

China builds new 'detention facilities' in Xinjiang: study

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) published a report last week in which it identified more than 380 suspected detention facilities in Xinjiang, including at least 61 sites that have see...

Japanese VTubers banned for mentioning Taiwan during livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two popular Japanese virtual YouTubers (VTubers) have been suspended for three weeks for mentioning Taiwan during their livestream, angering Japanese gamers, while failing...

STC International lights up the rural area in ASEAN

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 21 September 2020 - STC International, a Taiwanese company specialized in solar energy system integration, under the assistance of GTPO (Green Trade Project Office) a...

Beijing appears poised to extend language policy to ethnic Korean schools in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Beijing's introduction of a compulsory Chinese-language curriculum in its Inner Mongolia region, some schools for ethnic Koreans in Northeast China have also...

US halts imports from China's Uighur region for forced labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Monday blocked imports from four companies and a manufacturing facility in northwestern China suspected of using forced labor from people detained as part of a swee...

Migrant worker football league takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Immigrant's Football League (TIFL) is an impressive organizational feat recently launched by the nation's blue-collar foreign workers, and it looks off ...

Pompeo announces fresh restrictions on Chinese diplomats in U.S.

The United States said on Wednesday (Sept. 2) it would require senior Chinese diplomats to get State Department approval before visiting U.S. university campuses or holding cultural events with more t...

Students in Inner Mongolia protest Chinese language policy

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy...

Taiwan e-book platform rejects China's Alipay request to remove sensitive books

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese e-book platform Readmoo has reportedly ended its partnership with China’s largest third-party payment processor Alipay after the Chinese firm demanded the ...

Trump administration: Confucius Institute is arm of Beijing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday designated the Confucius Institute U.S. Center as a foreign mission of the Chinese Communist Party, alleging that the program to help teach Chine...

Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn't sent to China

HONG KONG (AP) — Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. “There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was und...