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Chinese news anchor wears colors of Ukrainian flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An anchor on Chinese state-run station CCTV 4 was spotted wearing clothing matching the colors of the Ukrainian flag on Monday (March 1) despite reporting that blamed the ...

Taiwan to discipline Olympic skater for 'inappropriate remarks and actions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) on Monday (Feb. 21) announced that the government will discuss disciplinary action against Olympic speed skater Huang Yu-ting (黃郁婷) ...

Chinese official makes political statement on Taiwan, says Olympics shouldn't be politicized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite claims that the Olympics should not be politicized, a Chinese official on Thursday (Feb. 17) made an overtly political comment about Taiwan and dismissed human rig...

Scrubbed Olympic sites deepen confusion over Eileen Gu's US citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two recently deleted internet posts have added to the confusion over the status of teenage skier Eileen Gu's (谷愛凌) citizenship, prompting former U.S. Ambassador to the...

Behind China-South Korea skating row, a deeper cultural rift

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese and South Korean short-track speedskating fans are duking it out online over allegations of foul play, tapping into the historical rivalry between their countri...

Eileen Gu has 'Marie Antoinette' moment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Teenage skier Eileen Gu (谷愛凌) has drawn the ire of Western and Chinese netizens alike for her comment on virtual private networks (VPNs) that in the West is being compared...

Did Eileen Gu abandon her US citizenship?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Teenage skier Eileen Gu (谷愛凌) continues to dodge questions about whether she has renounced her U.S. citizenship, with many American media outlets criticizing her for servi...

China 'deeply shocked' by planned Taiwan office in Slovenia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's foreign ministry stated that it was "shocked" to learn Slovenia is planning on allowing Taiwan to open a representative office. Slovenian Prime Mi...

Cartoon of the Day: China's Omicron Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swedish cartoonist created this illustration of a COVID particle serving as Team China's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics...

Taiwan expects China to step up 'unification' propaganda in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the post-COVID era, China will step up both its online and in-person "unification" propaganda targeting Taiwan, the Cabinet said Tuesday (Jan. 4). In a rep...

Peng Shuai squirms when asked about leaving China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an allegedly "impromptu interview" released over the weekend, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai (彭帥) became noticeably nervous when asked when she will next...

China's dictatorship lectures Taiwan on democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) was incredulous on Thursday (Dec.15) after the communist regime in Beijing lectured Taiwan on democracy and refere...

China's Global Times chief loses job over Taiwan warmongering

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — The editor-in-chief of Chinese state media outlet Global Times, Hu Xijin (胡錫進), announced around lunchtime on Thursday (Dec. 16) he was stepping down from his post. Rum...

NFL takes knee for China by including Taiwan in map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The NFL on Wednesday (Dec. 15) released a map that includes Taiwan as part of China, which it has designated as the international home market for the Los Angeles Rams. ...

Namewee's Taiwan-made video mocks China's handling of COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A three-act, seven-minute video mocking China's handling of the COVID pandemic has already surpassed one million views within three days. On Dec. 10, Malaysian rapp...