Oslo Freedom Forum advocates for freedom against tyranny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Activists at the 2020 Oslo Freedom Forum once again advocated for liberty this week by talking about their experience countering authoritarianism. The forum was held on...

It's time for 7-Eleven to take the plastic crisis seriously: Greenpeace Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is petitioning 7-Eleven to pare back its reliance on single-use plastic, as the country's leading convenience store chain runs its empire by producin...

US Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach landed in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), the second high-ranking U.S. ...

'Mulan' struggles to please Chinese audiences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Disney's "Mulan" is having a hard time winning over the hearts of Chinese audiences after dealing with fallout from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and call...

China deprives 12 Hong Kong detainees of their rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The families of 12 Hong Kong detainees jailed in China attended a press conference with their faces covered on Saturday (Sept. 12). On Aug. 23, 12 Hongkongers, includin...

China uses collective punishment to silence dissidents

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) — China's local authorities are engaged in a competition to prove who is most loyal to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), detaining dissidents and putting their family m...

Chinese military encroachment threatens peace: Taiwan's defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has commented on the episode Wednesday (Sept. 9) in which Chinese fighter jets intruded into Taiwan's Air Defense Ident...

Separation of powers a longstanding principle in Hong Kong: HK legal group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong's Progressive Lawyers Group (PLG), a pro-democracy group consisting of local practicing lawyers and citizens with law degrees, rebutted the argument made by ...

China cracks down livestream eating, prompts suspicions of food crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission announced on Sept. 2 that over the past month, it had shut down 13,600 online accounts in which people have...

Hong Kong government weaponizing visas to degrade press freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong's pro-Beijing government has rejected the visa application of a would-be employee of independent media outlet Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) after a nearly six-...

Taiwan researcher scours DNA sequences for treasures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the grand reveal of the completed human genome sequence in 2001, scientists have flocked to decipher the genetic blueprint that makes us who we are and how our genet...

Former inmate becomes city councilor in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former inmate of 20 years is now a city councilor in Taoyuan after winning an election in which his opponent was disqualified for bribery. Since his inauguration on J...

Push to sanction Hong Kong officials gathers support in British Parliament

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The call to sanction Hong Kong officials, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥), has received cross-party endorsements in the British Parliament. Hong Kong pro-de...

Kaohsiung residents' hopes high after Taiwan's first mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate and former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) handily defeated his opponent, Kuomintang (KMT) City Councilor Li Mei-jhen...

China's WeChat proven to be spying on overseas users

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese authorities have imprisoned an individual in Shanxi province for 10 months after he forwarded a politically sensitive video to his friend in the U.S. through t...