EU presses China on trade, human rights during virtual summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EU leaders and Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) held a virtual summit on Monday (Sept. 14) that touched upon trade and human rights issues. European Council P...

Taiwan ID firm dismisses accusation it worked with contractors for China spy grid

2020/9/4 16:30 Update Central Engraving and Printing Plant (the government agency that contracts out card making) has issued a statement dismissing as "baseless" a report suggesting illegal ...

Prominent Hong Kong activist urges Germany's Maas to take tougher China stance

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law has called on German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to increase pressure on China over its human rights record and to stand up for Hong Kong citizens...

Hong Kong police use critics' past comments to make new security law arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police are using the past comments and actions of government critics to pursue convictions covering the city's new security law, despite promising the legisl...

Technology transfers from Taiwan to China now require government approval

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is tightening rules on cross-strait technological cooperation as it reviews potential risks brought upon by how the two sides conduct business. An amendment will...

Taiwan president to speak at Australian think tank event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will give a video speech and answer questions at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's (ASPI) annual Indo-Pacific Leaders Dialogue e...

Hong Kong police arrest 2 pro-democracy lawmakers over 2019 protests

Two prominent opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday morning over their involvement in last year's anti-government protests. The arrests are the latest instances of a crackdo...

Taiwan's Swedish envoy interviewed by Nordic country's top public radio station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Representative to Sweden Vincent Yao (姚金祥) accepted an exclusive interview with Radio Sweden to discuss the establishment of representative offices between ...

Chinese critic of Xi 'delighted' by her expulsion from CCP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired professor at Beijing's Central Party School, Cai Xia (蔡霞), said Thursday (Aug. 20) that she is "delighted" by her expulsion from the Chinese Communis...

Hong Kong will suspend some legal cooperation with U.S., China says

Hong Kong will suspend an agreement on mutual legal assistance with the United States, China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday (Aug. 20), in a tit-for-tat response to Washington ending some ag...

China’s Hong Kong national security law affects US colleges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s new national security law in Hong Kong is affecting how U.S. colleges teach their classes. According to the Wall Street Journal, classes at some of Americ...

Foreign minister shows off customized Taiwan-Czech mask during interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) showed off a customized face mask embroidered with the national flags of Taiwan and the Czech Republic in an interview Friday (Aug. 14), e...

Czech opposition pushing back against China ahead of controversial delegation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwa­­­­­­­­n News) — As a Czech delegation prepares for its high-profile trip to Taiwan at the end of August, China reportedly continues to hemorrhage i...

Hong Kong: National security law targets overseas activists

Samuel Chu, a US citizen and the managing director of the Washington-based Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC) advocacy group, told DW he was surprised to learn that Hong Kong authorities wanted to arr...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan vs. Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cartoonist Hong Kong Guy on Sunday (Aug. 16) posted this humorous comparison of the political realities in Taiwan and Hong Kong. In a comic strip titled "Taiwan vs...