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Xi promotes Communist Party youth wing ahead of key congress

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday promoted the role of the ruling Communist Party’s youth wing ahead of a key party congress later this year that comes amid rising economic and so...

Scene at Beijing Olympics opening interpreted as metaphor for ‘Taiwan losing its way’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scene at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics opening show on Friday (Feb. 4) has been interpreted by Chinese netizens as an analog of the cross-strait relationship. A pr...

For Uyghur torchbearer, China's Olympic flame has gone dark

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — At the age of 17, Kamaltürk Yalqun was one of several students chosen to help carry the Olympic flame ahead of the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Today, he is a...

Russian Nobel winner: Peace Prize is for my paper, not me

MOSCOW (AP) — As editor of Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov was well aware that his independent Russian newspaper — a persistent critic of the Kremlin, government corruption and human rights abuses in Ru...

Chinese netizens vexed at Yui Aragaki's endorsement of H&M

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese netizens were angered and conflicted when H&M's official website in Japan announced Tuesday (April 20) that Japanese actress Aragaki Yui would officially e...

Chinese man returning H&M goods seen sporting Nike sneakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the thick of a nationalistic boycott of H&M and Nike products, Chinese netizens are scoffing at a shopper for sending highly mixed signals about his patriotic buyin...

Chinese netizens attack Nike over Xinjiang statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nike is the latest western company to face the wrath of Chinese netizens on social media over its stance on forced labor in Xinjiang amid tit-for-tat sanctions over China&...

The Second Youth Video Cultural and Creative Online Training Camp Concludes with Success

MALANSHAN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 February 2021 - The award ceremony of the 5th Hunan Online Original Audiovisual Programs Contest was held at the Malanshan Video Cultural and Creative Industri...

China pushes fringe theories on pandemic origins, virus

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese state media have played up questions about Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and whether it could be lethal to the very old. A government spokesperson suggests the coro...

Pro-CCP producer from Hong Kong seeking to live in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News about a Hong Kong movie producer who supports the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) but is seeking to live in Taiwan has drawn a backlash. Reports that producer Charle...

Chinese students head to mainland, fleeing Hong Kong unrest

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The mainland Chinese students arriving from Hong Kong huddled with their suitcases, waiting for a bus to take them to temporary accommodation in this city across the border from...

China releases pop anthem to promote dystopian 'Social Credit System'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Youth League recently sponsored a music video by the mando-pop group, TFBOYS (The Fighting Boys), and several other Chinese pop s...

Cuba reduces newspaper length due to paper shortage

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says a newsprint shortage is forcing at least six state-run newspapers to cut back on pages and circulation days in a potent sign of the cash shortage confronting th...

Uninvited guests keep watch for China inside Uighur homes

ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderl...

HK, Macau freshmen forced into military training at China's Tsinghua University, Taiwanese 'voluntary'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort by Beijing to bring Hong Kong and Macau more tightly under its grip, incoming college freshmen from the two special administrative regions (SAR) will this fall be ...