Is the mask finally slipping for Communist China?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was supposed to be a moment of great celebration and a chance to highlight the countr...

China announces 'initial plans' to build bridges to Taiwan's outlying islands Matsu, Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese state-run news channel reported on Sunday (Oct. 13) that Beijing has completed “initial plans” for bridges linking the country to Taiwan’s outl...

Philippine Foreign Affairs Sec. apologizes to China for taking Mao's 'name in vain'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Oct. 13) the Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Sunday (Oct. 13) issued a half-hearted apology for tweets about Mao Zedong (毛澤東) posted seve...

Should Taiwanese basketball fans boycott the NBA?

KAOHSIUNG (Taipei News) — It seems like almost every week, a new international company, brand, or organization is falling over itself to apologize for hurting the feelings of citizens of the Peo...

Taipei Mayor says no need to infuriate China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has offered a fresh interpretation of his stand on cross-straits relations: Resist China but avoid irritating the county. Ko, the founder a...

3 Lithuanian MPs call for representative office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Lithuanian parliamentarians last week called for an end to celebrations of Communist China's 70th anniversary and opening a Lithuanian representative office in T...

Taiwan diplomatic event in Boston big hit despite minor faux-pas

BOSTON (Taiwan News) — Boston’s historic Park Plaza hotel hosted a diplomatic event celebrating Taiwan's 2019 National Day. Held in the hotel’s multi-story grand ballroom, the...

Eddie Peng angers Taiwanese fans with 70th birthday wish for Communist China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese-Canadian actor Eddie Peng (彭于晏) angered Taiwanese fans after sharing a postcard congratulating Communist China on its 70th anniversary on Tuesday (Oct. 1). O...

Petition demanding Germany open diplomatic relations with Taiwan exceeds threshold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition calling on Germany to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan has received 53,000 signatures, exceeding the threshold to require the German government to for...

As the CCP celebrates, those who love China mourn

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party has controlled China for 70 years now and, for the party at least, this is something that merits celebrating. For the people of China, ho...

9 retired Taiwanese generals skip Communist China anniversary fearing NT$10 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine retired Taiwanese generals reportedly skipped the celebrations for Communist China's 70th anniversary in Beijing on Tuesday (Oct. 1) because they feared having to...

Video shows moment Hong Kong protester shot while Communist China celebrates 70th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Hong Kong protesters took to the streets to try to spoil Communist China's celebration of 70 years of totalitarian rule, a young demonstrator was shot in the chest ...

The Latest: Hong Kong official says city is unrecognizable

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Hong Kong's acting leader has said at a reception ma...

2 sides scuffle in Hong Kong as day of protests begins

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-Beijing protesters have scuffled briefly with a small group of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong as the latter began to march on the 70th anniversary of the founding of commun...

Hong Kong's older protesters awed, humbled by zeal of youth

HONG KONG (AP) — Watching from a side road as young protesters dressed head-to-toe in black whirled into action to deal with another volley of tear gas from Hong Kong riot police, kicking away the smo...