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...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai plans to sell building following detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The day of his release on bail, Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai (黎智英) was trying to sell a building at the Tai Po Tai Ping Industrial Center, local media reported Wednesd...

Google removes 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google has removed more than 2,500 channels from its YouTube video-sharing platform as they were suspected of spreading disinformation from China, reports said Wednesday (...

Taiwan's US envoy prioritizes bilateral economic cooperation, national security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s new envoy to the U.S., has stated that her primary goal will be to expand bilateral economic and trade cooperation as well as maintain ...

Ian Johnson on American journalist expulsions: 'Now we lack facts' on China

DW: You lived in China for over 20 years. What first crossed your mind when China canceled your visa? Ian Johnson:I learned about my expulsion from China by email when I was in London. It was a bit s...

Taiwan donates funds to Japan for reconstruction after Kyushu floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Thursday (July 30) donated ¥3 million (US$28,500) to Japan for reconstruction work in the wake of the July floods on the island of Kyushu. Taiwan’s ...

What is China's world order for the 21st century?

At the 19th convention of the Communist Party in October 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that a "new era" had dawned for China and that the People's Republic was "getting cl...

Harry Potter's 20th anniversary prompts new book cover in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new Chinese-language edition of Harry Potter with a redesigned cover is being released to mark the book's 20th anniversary in Taiwan, exciting fans in the island cou...

Has the killing of George Floyd sparked a 'racial awakening' in China?

Born and raised in New York to Jamaican parents, Shanelle Glanville made the big jump to Beijing and then to Hangzhou to master the Chinese language and participate in a green energy fellowship progra...

How Chinese and Indian media reacted to border clashes

'No diplomatic kowtowing' The Times of India newspaper considers it conceivable that "Chinese aggression" could be a warning to India against joining the "absolutely legitimate...

Flooding kills 2, disrupts entrance exams in southern China

BEIJING (AP) — Severe flooding and heavy rains have killed at least two people in southern China and disrupted the first day of widely anticipated college entrance exams being held one month late beca...

China’s Confucius Institute renamed amid global backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Confucius Institute has seen its name changed to one that highlights “language exchange” amid mounting controversy over its alleged role as a pro...

Survey reveals most popular majors for foreign students in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent survey of international students in Taiwan found that the majority of them had chosen the social sciences, business, and law as their majors instead of engineerin...

Kenyan student thanks Taiwanese for financial support amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kenyan student who depended on road running cash prizes to pay for his living expenses and tuition on Wednesday (July 1) expressed his gratitude for the Taiwanese who ra...

Most overseas students want to stay in Taiwan after graduation: survey

A recent survey of international students in Taiwan found that 83.6 percent said they wanted to stay in the country after graduation if they can find good jobs, according to the survey results release...