Chinese library burns religious and pro-democracy publications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A library in Gansu, China, announced in October that it would start to examine its collections and remove publications that encouraged thoughts against the Chinese Communi...

China employing ‘soft’ measures to eliminate mosques

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — State oppression is surging in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, while religious monuments and sanctuaries are being demolished elsewhere in the country. The Chine...

Rocket by private Chinese firm, OneSpace, fails orbital launch test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday afternoon, March 26, in China’s Gansu Province, a Chongqing Liangjiang Star (重慶-兩江之星) OS-M rocket was tested at a satellite launch center, but failed afte...

Man in Chinese village accused of killing 8 with knife

BEIJING (AP) — Police in China's northwest say a man who suspected his wife of committing adultery has been accused of killing eight people with a knife in a drunken rage. Police in ...

China seeking vaccine for African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities say they are seeking to develop a vaccine for African swine fever. Reuters reported on Jan. 18 that the country’s Ministry of Science and Tech...

Poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

JINAN, China (AP) — Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people's oppression under Mao Zedong. The 39-year-old poet was born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, ...

Video shows over 10,000 pigs killed by ASF in closest Chinese province to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though the devastation of African swine fever (ASF) has been greatly underreported by China's state-run media, the evidence of the extent of the epidemic is becoming all to...

At least 14 killed in China highway accident

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China say at least 14 people have been killed and 27 injured in a highway pile-up. The accident Saturday night happened after a heavy truck lost control...

China tests model aircraft to develop 'hypersonic weapons'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese state media reported on Saturday, Sept. 28th that the country’s rocket propulsion technology made important strides towards what the government is promoting ...

Air quality remains poor in southern Taiwan after sandstorm

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The largest sandstorm to sweep across Taiwan in five years gradually dissipated on Sunday, but the air quality in Kaohsiung and Pingtung in the south remained poor as the condition was...

Largest dust storm in 5 years descends on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's air quality suffered greatly today as the largest dust storm in five hears has descended from China onto the island nation, with western Taiwan's Yunlin being ...

Taiwan’s National Central University signs satellite accord with Airbus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Central University in Taoyuan City signed an agreement with Airbus Friday which will allow the direct reception of information from SPOT 6/7 satellites for use in...

Only 2 of 13 deputies for Taiwan in China's Nat. People's Congress are from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over the past weekend, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee approved the results of elections to confirm 2, 980 deputies that will comprise the 13t...

Pair of giant pandas from China welcomed in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Giant pandas Cai Tao and Hu Chun arrived to fanfare in Indonesia where a new "palace" like home that cost millions of dollars has been built for them. Taman...

289 Taiwanese tourists safe after 7.0 quake shakes China's Jiuzhaigou County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Tuesday evening in Sichuan's Jiuzhaigou County, near a popular scenic area for tourists, all 289 Taiwanese travelers in 15 tour grou...