Unlimited Xi presidency looms over China political gathering

BEIJING (AP) — The prospect of Chinese President Xi Jinping ruling for an unlimited number of terms is dominating discussion as China's legislature opens its annual session Monday. The constitutional ...

China will collapse in 2031: retired Taiwan diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A century of authoritarianism with rising nationalism and an emphasis on central control will eventually lead to a power struggle for the succession which will destroy Chi...

China to write Xi Jinping ideology into high school textbooks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The thoughts of China’s Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping (習近平) will be included in textbooks for high schools, reports said Wednesday. At last year...

Son of Chinese ex-Premier Wen Jiabao arrested: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The son of former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (溫家寶) has been detained in what could be one of the highest-profile arrests since last autumn’s 19th Communist Party con...

Taiwanese human rights activist to be sentenced at Chinese court Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After being detained by the Chinese authorities for over eight months, Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) will be given a sentence for the charge...

Trump isolationism allows China to fill Southeast Asia void

BEIJING (AP) — When Chinese leader Xi Jinping said last month that "no country can afford to retreat into self-isolation," he might as well have been talking about Donald Trump as the U.S. president m...

Taiwanese who join China's Communist Party could be fined up to NT$500,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese who join the Communist Party of China (CPC) could face fines from NT$100,000 to NT$500,000  (US$3,390-US$16,950), said Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Ka...

The Latest: China says it's talked with SKoreans about THAAD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea and China agreeing to talks to improve ties (all times local): 11 a.m. The Chinese Foreign Ministry says top dip...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping stood alongside six other members of the new Politburo Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, at the end of the 19th Communist Party congress in ...

China media dominated by Xi, reinforcing image as leader

BEIJING (AP) — Newspapers, TV and magazines are being dominated by images of President Xi Jinping, reinforcing his public image as China's most powerful leader in decades following a Communist Party c...

Taiwan has list of 19 citizens holding office in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government has a list of 19 Taiwanese holding party, political or military office in China, but some of the people have already been stripped of their citizenship, the...

What the Chinese Communist Party’s National People’s Congress means for Taiwan

Across the Taiwan Straits, the Chinese Communist Party has been holding its rather ironically titled ‘National People’s Congress’, where the party elites for the next five years are ...

China’s Communist Party enshrines “Xi Jinping Thought” in its constitution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the closing day of its 19th Congress, China’s Communist Party wrote the ideology of its current leader, Xi Jinping (習近平), into a constitution, a feat elevating hi...

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JAPAN-ELECTION — Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan's leader pledges to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking pop...

Hopes and fears in Hong Kong, Taiwan amid China's congress

HONG KONG (AP) — It wasn't just the dark-suited delegates in Beijing who were listening intently last week as Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his grand ambitions to launch a twice-a-decade Commu...