Mainland Affairs Council dismisses speculation on detained Hong Kongers

The Mainland Affairs Council declined to confirm or deny recent reports about five Hong Kongers allegedly detained in Kaohsiung for nearly two months and unable to contact their families, in a stateme...

Disney criticized for filming 'Mulan' in China's Xinjiang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Disney is under fire for filming part of its live-action reboot “Mulan” in Xinjiang, the region in China where the government has been accused of human rights abuses against ...

How Beijing's influence is changing Hong Kong protests

Millions of Hong Kongers were supposed to vote in legislative council elections on Sunday. But in July, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam delayed the elections for one year under the guise of...

Taiwanese call for boycott of Disney's 'Mulan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese are joining in solidarity with Hong Kong activists in calling for a boycott of the controversial Disney film "Mulan," as two of its featured actors hav...

Taiwan 'determined' to play international role, despite Chinese pressure

Two high-level diplomatic visits between Taiwan and allied democracies come as China is ratcheting up military pressure on the self-ruled island. Now Taipei is looking to its informal network of inter...

12 Hong Kong activists try to flee to Taiwan for freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twelve Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including at least one member of a well-known advocacy group, were arrested by Chinese authorities at sea as they tried to escape...

Hong Kong protesters adapt signs, slogans to skirt new law

HONG KONG (AP) — It was one of the first protests in Hong Kong after a feared national security law came into effect. Among a dozen or so lunchtime demonstrators at a luxury mall in...

'Stop phone hacking for China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law (羅冠聰) has started an online petition calling on the Israeli forensics company Cellebrite to stop helping the Hong Kon...

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order on Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,...

Hong Kong security law targets Taiwan political organizations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new detail of China's draconian security law for Hong Kong announced Monday (July 6) will require Taiwanese political organizations and agents to provide Hong Kong p...

Beijing to send 300 police to Hong Kong: Kyodo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese news agency Kyodo News reported on July 4 that Beijing is planning to deploy 200 to 300 armed police officers to Hong Kong as "observers." According ...

First case charged under Hong Kong national security law

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong authorities have charged a motorcyclist for subversion and terrorist activities under the city's controversial new national security law. The 23-year-old ...

Congress passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a bill rebuking China over its crackdown in Hong Kong amid protests against a strict “national security” law that outlaws so-called subversive or terrorist acts...

House passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong; Senate next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving a bill to rebuke China over its crackdown in Hong Kong by imposing sanctions on groups that undermine the city’s autonomy or res...

China reviews heavily criticized Hong Kong security bill

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature on Sunday began reviewing a controversial national security bill for Hong Kong that critics worldwide say will severely compromise human rights in the se...