Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2020. There are 337 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 29,...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 1 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the guilty verdict for a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man: Dallas County jurors made a po...

Analysis: New challenges confront China's Communists at 70

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has an ambitious goal for China: to achieve "national rejuvenation" as a strong and prosperous nation by 2049, which would be the 100th anniversary of Communist Par...

China's government, turning 70, tells its story at the UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four days before its communist government's 70th birthday, China on Friday condemned protectionism and unilateralism as "major threats," took not-entirely-subtle shots at U.S. ec...

AP Photos: 70 years of Communist rule in China

China's 1.4 billion people have gone through periods of tremendous upheaval and change under 70 years of Communist rule. The once impoverished war-torn country has grown into the wor...

Dalai Lama expresses concerns over violent protests in Hong Kong

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has expressed his concerns over the violent protests that have been taking place in Hong Kong, stressing that peace is most important and all problems should be...

HK activist calls for rally in Taiwan before China's National Day

Hong Kong student activist and secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosistō Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) urged the Taiwanese public Tuesday to take to the streets before China's Oct. 1 National Day to ...

Taiwan's Foxconn denies knowledge of Guangzhou panel plant sale

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing giant, said Friday it had no information about a media report which said the company is seeking to sell a large...

Key moments in relations between North Korea, China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As close as lips and teeth. Linked by mountains and rivers. A friendship worth more than all the gold in the world. The clichés come fast when China and Nor...

AP Was There: Tanks rumble out of Tiananmen Square

BEIJING (AP) — This story was first published on June 5, 1989, two days after China began a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The AP is republishing the story...

Tiananmen: When China shifted from solidarity to stability

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journ...

Tiananmen massacre a warning for Taiwan of Beijing’s possible aggression: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, William Stanton, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said Taiw...

A look at key events in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests

BEIJING (AP) — Over seven weeks in 1989, student-led pro-democracy protests centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square became China's greatest political upheaval since the end of the Cultural Revolution m...

Sieren's China: A shrinking population

China has reached a turning point in recent history. In 2018, the country's birth rate fell for a second year running, to 15.23 million newborns — 2 million fewer than the previous year. The...

Han warned against falling into Beijing's unification trap

Taiwanese scholars have voiced concern about Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) recent meetings with Beijing's top officials in Hong Kong and Macau, saying the visits indirectly implied that T...