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Today in History Today is Sunday, May 16, the 136th day of 2021. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, ...

China censors article by former premier amid tightening internet controls

China's internet companies have blocked users from sharing a lengthy article written by former Premier Wen Jiabao in tribute to his late mother, in an unexplained act of censorship against a senio...

CCP releases latest edition of book recounting party history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently released the latest edition of its book "A Brief History of the Communist Party of China" — to mark its 100th an...

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

MOSCOW (AP) — They're not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China's Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin are looking a...

Column: Ping Pong Diplomacy resonates a half century later

They were an unlikely group of trailblazing diplomats, including the 15-year-old who knew only that China was a big country filled with communists — and really good pingpong players. ...

Myanmar factory attacks put focus on Chinese influence

BANGKOK (AP) — Confusion over what exactly happened during recent attacks on factories in Myanmar has highlighted the complex and troubled nature of the country's relations with China amid a broad pub...

Mars mission inspires growing fan base back in China

BEIJING (AP) — Cui Tingting dyed her hair Mars red for the arrival of China’s spacecraft at the planet known in Chinese as the Fire Star. “This is a great era for space, and the futu...

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever

WUHAN, China (AP) — One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life — but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor apartment, spending his days doomscrolling through news, playing ...

Hursan Hassen's story is a Uighur tragedy

Millions of civil servants, writers and teachers were fired. Elites and artists were attacked, many intellectuals were labeled "counter-revolutionaries," beaten or killed; others were sent t...

Chinese imperialism and Taiwan: An Austrian perspective

As someone who has both Austrian and Taiwanese heritage, there are similarities I have noticed between Adolf Hitler's attempts to unify Austria with Germany and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chair...

Chinese censors target German publishers

The books were hot off the press when the request for changes came. Nora Frisch, owner of a small publishing house in the southwestern German city of Esslingen, was asked to stop the publication of a ...

Is Xi losing sleep over the Buddha?

Amid all the upheaval the world is currently experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China is more concerned about Sinicizing Buddhism — Tibetan Buddhism to be exact. “Tibetan Buddhism...

Dalai Lama says he plans to visit Taiwan as academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dalai Lama said he will visit Taiwan in the capacity of a professor and deliver an address at National Tsing Hua University, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 6). Preachin...

Opinion: China's ethnic socialism

It has recently been reported that China is imposing forced labor on thousands of people in Tibet. Since annexing the Buddhist state in 1950, the People's Republic has done almost everything in it...

Thousands of mosques destroyed or damaged in Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has been carrying out a systematic campaign against mosques, destroying or damaging thousands throughout the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, according to a report...