Spreading virus prompts China to put 34 cities on lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of people affected by the new coronavirus continues to rise, China as of Wednesday (Feb. 5) has placed a total of 34 cities on lockdown in an effort to conta...

4,000 quarantined due to reckless behavior of coronavirus patient from China’s Fujian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man infected with the Wuhan coronavirus has drawn fire from netizens over his alleged reckless behavior that resulted in the quarantine of the more than 4,000 pe...

The shunned: People from virus-hit city tracked, quarantined

BEIJING (AP) — Meron Mei, a sophomore at Wuhan University in the Chinese city at the heart of a viral outbreak, went back to his home village and started to cough. So he went to the ...

Vatican turns other cheek as China evicts bishop onto street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Vatican appears to have given its blessing on the shutting down of five parishes and the eviction of priests, elderly people, and a bishop by the Communist Chinese Par...

AP Explains: Taiwan's election and its standoff with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign nation yet is not recognized by the U.N. or any...

China to unify oolong tea standards with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China said Wednesday (December 11) it would soon unify its standards for oolong tea with Taiwan’s, but in Taipei the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said tea was not ...

Green Party Taiwan says man in court video scored only 59% facial similarity with Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Green Party Taiwan says a man in a video purported to be self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) being convicted for fraud only has 59 percent s...

2016 'judgment' against Chinese spy suddenly appears out of thin air

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are no online archival traces of a 2016 case that Chinese government mouthpieces are citing as evidence that a self-described Chinese spy is a convicted "frauds...

China say self-confessed spy seeking asylum is fraudster

PERTH, Australia (AP) — China refuted the explosive claims of a self-confessed spy seeking asylum in Australia, saying Sunday he is a convicted fraudster wanted by Shanghai police. T...

China confirms detention of Taiwanese professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a routine press conference, China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) confirmed the detention of a renowned and outspoken China-friendly academic, Tony Shih (施正屏), citing...

Taiwanese sport shooter qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Taiwanese sport shooter Lu Shao-chuan (呂紹全) achieved a fifth-place score of 185.5 in the 10-meter air rifle competition at the Asian Shooting Championships Tuesday, earning him a spot in the 2020 Olym...

More Vietnamese fear relatives are among 39 dead in truck

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — More Vietnamese families came forward Saturday with information their relatives may be among the 39 people found dead in the back of a container truck in southeastern England. ...

China urges joint fight on smuggling after deaths in Britain

China is calling for joint efforts to counter human smuggling after the discovering in Britain of 39 dead people believed to be Chinese migrants. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told repo...

China to replace HKMAO leaders along with Hong Kong Executive Carrie Lam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following reports that Beijing plans to replace Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam after months of social unrest in the city, new reports suggest that Lam may not be the...

Inequalities in China drive many to seek better life abroad

BEIJING (AP) — Weeks prior to the discovery in England of the bodies of 39 people believed to be from China, Beijing was holding lavish National Day celebrations congratulating itself on its rise from...