Big majority of Taiwanese surveyed reject China's 'one country, two systems' scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A large majority of Taiwanese reject Beijing's 'one country, two systems' framework to unify Taiwan and believe Taiwan's future should be decided by its citizen...

US Military admonishes Google for ties to CCP, assisting Chinese military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tech giant Google is facing increasing scrutiny from the U.S. military for their dealings with the Chinese communist party, in what many analysts say may be undermining U....

Taiwan leader tours Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting her island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific on a tour that will end with a stopover in Hawaii. Taiwan's official Central Ne...

Philippine official praises China's ruling Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary has heaped praise on China's ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines and the United ...

Beijing says Dalai Lama's spiritual reincarnation must comply with Chinese law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, March 19, the Dalai Lama suggested that his potential successor, believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be the same Dalai Lama reincarnated through the ages into dif...

Kazakhstan's president steps down after 30 years

MOSCOW (AP) — Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled the oil-rich ex-Soviet nation of Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, has announced his resignation. Nazarbayev said in a televised ...

Son of former China boss Hu Jintao gets major promotion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China watchers are speculating on inner politics of China’s Communist Party (CCP) and the possibility of a future successor to Xi Jinping this week, after the son of...

Taiwanese Association of America writes letter to AIT against Taipei Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taiwanese Association of America wrote a letter to the chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to complain about negative remarks by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (...

China's Xi calls for educators to clamp down on ‘false ideas and thoughts’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China President Xi Jinping urged teachers to tackle “false ideas and thoughts” at a Beijing education symposium on Monday. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)...

China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in the traditionally Islamic region of Xinjiang since 2014 and broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs." ...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

Head of Chinese energy agency expelled from Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The head of China's energy planning agency has been expelled from the country's ruling Communist Party and dismissed from his posts. China's disciplinary committee ann...

Slovakia could get its first woman president in ballot

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia could get its first woman president as voters elect a new head of state on Saturday. The leading contenders are Zuzana Caputova, an environmental...

MAC alarmed as Chinese video streaming platforms try to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top government agency handling cross-strait affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), voiced concern over reports that Tencent Video, a video streaming p...

Fate of Chinese student in Taiwan who criticized Xi online uncertain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese student, who denounced China's President Xi Jinping during a live stream earlier this week, faces an uncertain fate after his Taiwan student visa expires in July....