Student drops Wuhan plans after Chinese netizens label him 'Japan-lover, Taiwan separatist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being bullied online by Chinese netizens for being a "Japan lover" and "Taiwanese separatist," news has surfaced today (July 12) that a Taiwanese coll...

Photo of the Day: Stealthy memorial of Tiananmen seen in Chinese supermarket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although the Communist Chinese government tried to snuff out any commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on Tuesday (June 4), reports are streami...

China totally bans Wikipedia ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --. Beijing has blocked all language editions of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday (May 15), reports Reuters. Samantha Lien, communicatio...

Huawei Mediapad M5 found to be snooping on engineer in Taiwan from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that a Huawei P30 Pro was apparently querying servers in China, a Canadian IT engineer who lives in Taiwan says he has discovered that his Huawei Mediapad M5 i...

Google may still be working on censored Chinese search engine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google employees have uncovered that work on the company’s censored search engine for China, Dragonfly, appears to be secretly ongoing, a report from The Intercept r...

Mother of Chinese YouTuber who supports Taiwan detained

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a Chinese YouTuber expressed support for Taiwan while vlogging from the U.S., his mother was detained by Chinese authorities. A Chinese YouTuber surnamed Liu, who curr...

Bid by China’s Tencent for Reddit provokes concerns about censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A reported bid by Chinese online giant Tencent to invest US$150 million in social media company Reddit is causing concern about the threat of censorship. The deal might be co...

China blocks Microsoft’s Bing search engine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Microsoft Bing, the last major foreign search engine available in China, has been blocked following an order from the government, reports Financial Times. The paper pub...

China's Tencent partners with law enforcement to limit online gameplay for minors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to criticism from the public and the Chinese government, the Chinese tech giant Tencent is responding by increasing monitoring and identity verification measur...

Chinese media cries foul when Apple lists Taiwan as country at conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Apple's annual September press conference on Wednesday (Sept. 12) drew an outcry from a Chinese state-run media outlet simply for continuing to list Taiwan as a country rat...

China allegedly waging 'psychological warfare' on Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Congressional Commission on China held a hearing on Thursday, April 26 to discuss China’s “Digital Authoritarianism and the Global Threat to Free Spee...

No Taiwan flag emoji can be found on Chinese iPhones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As apple has gradually expanded the number of emoji flags for new versions of the iOS, the Taiwan flag emoji was not added until the release of iOS 9.0. However, it seems thoug...

Photo of the Day: Chinese reporter rolls eyes at peer's platitudes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's carefully orchestrated press briefing for the National Party Congress (NPC) became the butt of jokes online after one of its state-run media reporters become so nau...

Model Liu Wen sparks Chinese outcry after typing 'Happy Lunar New Year'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's netizens quickly became outraged after Chinese supermodel Liu Wen posted "Happy Lunar New Year" on her Instagram page instead of "Happy Chinese New Y...

From Snake to Dog, five dark years for journalism in China

TAIPEI (RSF) -- As China prepares to celebrate its New Year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that more than 50 journalists and bloggers are currently imprisoned and that, from the Year of t...