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Hong Kong protest documentary wins at ‘home to free artists’ Golden Horse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) congratulated the Golden Horse Award winners following Saturday evening's (Nov. 27) ceremony, calling the award “home to all free ar...

NBA player wears ‘Free Tibet’ shoes to game, China cuts livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outspoken Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wore a pair of sneakers emblazoned with the words “Free Tibet” to an NBA game on Wednesday night (Oct. 20), leading...

Taiwan to ease residency rules for those fleeing Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a show of support for dissenters fleeing Hong Kong, Taiwan has announced plans to allow people from Asia’s leading finance hub to extend their stay in Taiwan. ...

French study warns of massive scale of Chinese influence around the world

In a vast and detailed report, the Strategic Research Institute of France's renowned Military College (Irsem) describes how "Machiavellic" China has built a tentacular network to exert i...

Seven Hong Kong activists handed prison sentences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Hong Kong activists were handed down sentences ranging from 11 to 16 months in prison for their part in an unauthorized assembly that took place in 2019. The...

Taiwan restaurant supporting Hong Kong protesters closes after fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aegis restaurant (保護傘) in Taipei City, known for supporting Hong Kong democracy activists, has closed down temporarily after a fire early Friday (Aug. 20) morning. ...

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a ...

Hong Kong’s Next Digital to cease operations Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Next Digital, the parent company of the recently shuttered Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily, will cease operations from Thursday (July 1), according to reports. An interna...

Next Digital to sell online edition of Taiwan Apple Daily

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Apple Daily is seeking a potential purchaser for its online version due to operating losses, according to a statement from its parent company Next digital on Tuesda...

HK activists light up night sky with LED resistance message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Hong Kong democracy activists climbed the city’s Lion Rock on Wednesday (June 9) to plant LED signs that read “FREE HK” and “FAITH,&rdqu...

Myanmar's searing smartphone images flood a watching world

The images ricochet across the planet, as so many do in this dizzying era of film it, upload it, tell it to the world: scenes from a protest-turned-government crackdown, captured at ground level by sm...

Hong Kong banks freeze accounts of pro-democracy protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — High-profile dissidents and pro-democracy protesters have become targets for banks in Hong Kong, according to Apple Daily. One protester arrested by police during the a...

Hong Kong activists-in-exile launch magazine to carry torch of resistance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first magazine published by (overseas) Hongkongers for Hongkongers is now being distributed around the world. The name of the publication — 如水 Flow HK —...

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong pro-democracy movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The co-chairs of the bipartis...

Benefactor to Hongkongers in Taiwan arrested amid HK's purge of opposition voices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The lawyer who has assisted hundreds of arrested pro-democracy protesters and helped set up a restaurant employing Hongkongers in Taipei was among the nearly dozen arreste...