Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend to measure that progress only in terms of major eve...

Analysis: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global?

One day in 1955, the fledgling People's Republic of China was unhappy about U.S. involvement with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considered its territory. So Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a...

Australian academic arrested in China could face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese-born Australian academic apprehended while transiting in Guangzhou in January is pleading for Australian authorities to help secure his release after being charg...

China's Confucius Institutes face decline in Australia, North America

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Educational institutions across the United States and Australia appear to be reconsidering their relationship with the China-funded Confucius Institutes, with a recent spa...

San Francisco State University shutters its Confucius Institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- San Francisco State University (SFSU) decided to end its 14-year collaboration with the Confucius Institute under pressure from the federal government, making it the 13th...

Australia to launch investigation of Confucius Institutes at 13 universities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of Australian universities are set to undergo a government probe into potentially illegal deals made with China’s Hanban, or the Office of Chinese Language ...

China's ambitious foreign policy agenda

Chinese President Xi Jinping certainly does not lack confidence. He has suggested a new chapter in great power politics on the basis of joint Chinese-US world leadership, also known as the Group of Tw...

China's ambitious foreign policy agenda

Chinese President Xi Jinping certainly does not lack confidence. He has suggested a new chapter in great power politics on the basis of joint Chinese-US world leadership, also known as the Group of Tw...

University of Montana to close campus Confucius Institute

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has closed a campus center for promoting Chinese language and culture. The Missoulian reported Tuesday that the Confucius Institute a...

Tibet uprising 60 years on: The fight continues

March 10 is an important date for the Tibetan struggle. On this date in 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans blockaded the palace of their leader, the Dalai Lama, to protect him against perceived threa...

Senate report urges shuttering China's Confucius Institutes at US universities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. lawmakers have once again raised alarm over the operations of China’s “Confucius Institutes” which operate over 100 such institutes in 44 out of 50 ...

Colleges' program with China comes under Senate's crosshairs

A Senate panel is urging U.S. colleges to cut ties with a program operated by the Chinese government unless it provides transparency and offers America the same opportunity for outreach in China. ...

China to revamp Confucius Institutes across globe, despite backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to optimize the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, despite widespread criticism from Western nations accusing the facilities of serving to advan...

Reports: ZTE and China's 'Confucius Institute' operating international spy network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The controversy surrounding China’s ZTE corporation in the United States may have just taken a much more serious turn, with implications that the well-known Confuciu...

China has Taiwan removed from biography of speaker at U.S. university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the latest example of a Chinese campaign directed against mentions of Taiwan, the name of the island was removed from the biography of a “Foreign Policy” co...