China-Vatican deal will not change Taiwan’s diplomatic status: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The upcoming agreement between China and the Vatican which allows for Beijing to control selection of Catholic bishops will not involve the question of diplomatic relation...

China's state-owned Cosco takes over Port of Kaohsiung: report 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It appears that China's state-run shipping and logistics giant China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) could now own the Port of Kaohsiung, the largest harbor in Taiwan, ...

Taiwan Ambassador claims Vatican-China deal will not alter diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Vatican appears to be approaching a deal with Beijing that would allow the communist party to select and approve Catholic bishops in China, Taiwan worries what impa...

Gubernatorial candidate begins hunger strike in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A communist candidate in Russia's Far East says he is starting a hunger strike over alleged irregularities in a gubernatorial race. With 95 percent of the ballots count...

Vatican, China on verge of agreement over bishops: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Vatican City and the Chinese government are on the cusp of signing an agreement to allow the Chinese government to vet and appoint bishops, numerous reports suggested ...

Taiwanese must reconsider before accepting Chinese ID cards

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is perhaps the only organization which still thinks it is going to be able to win over the Taiwanese people through a hearts and minds campaign.  There have b...

Vietnam jails activist for 12 years in crackdown on dissent

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of associating with an outlawed dissident group. The state-r...

U.S. mulls sanctions against China over Uighur camps: New York Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States might soon slap sanctions on Chinese officials and companies over the massive internment campaign against its Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang, reports...

China to regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — China is rolling out new rules on religious activity on the internet amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially atheist Communist Party. ...

Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

BEIJING (AP) — A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing's ambitions is reducing politically dangerous inequality b...

Jack Ma retiring may signal conflict with Xi Jinping and Chinese govt: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement that Jack Ma, the chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba would retire in September 2019, and hand the reins of the company to current CEO Daniel Z...

Group: Officials destroying crosses, burning bibles in China

BEIJING (AP) — A group that monitors Christianity in China says the government is ratcheting up a crackdown on congregations in Beijing and several Chinese provinces, destroying crosses, burning bible...

Russians rally against raising pension age

MOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions are holding protests throughout the country and scattered arrests have been reported. ...

Whispers of China-Vatican deal, as Beijing steps up persecution of Christians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even as relations between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party appear to grow closer, Beijing is reportedly increasing persecution and suppression of Christian grou...

Facebook, Twitter have no plans to expand business into China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing held in Washington D.C. on Sept. 5, top officials with Facebook and Twitter said the two companies had no plans to enter the Chi...