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Man who attempted escape to Taiwan in speedboat pleads guilty in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong man who tried to escape by speedboat to Taiwan during the city’s pro-democracy protests four years ago pled guilty to perverting the course of justice on...

'Glory to Hong Kong' protest song removed from Taiwan Spotify

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong protest song "Glory to Hong Kong" is no longer available on Spotify in Taiwan after a campaign by the Chinese government to ban all forms of the so...

China serves prominent activists lengthy jail terms

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced two prominent rights activists to lengthy jail terms of over ten years each, after years in pre-trial detention for the crime of "subversion of state power.&qu...

Petition calls for dropping Donnie Yen from Oscars over CCP ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition is calling for the removal of Hong Kong martial arts actor Donnie Yen as a presenter for next week's Academy Awards ceremony due to his overt support for th...

Hong Kong protests Biden extension of deportation protection

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has protested President Joe Biden’s two-year extension of a program that protects residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese city living in the U.S. from deportation, accusing...

Ukraine military includes Taiwan flag in video thanking volunteer soldiers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukraine's military over the weekend uploaded a video to thank the thousands of soldiers from across the globe who have joined its foreign legion that included an image...

Hangzhou crowd cheers after driver plays 'Do you hear the people sing?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (Nov. 28) showing a driver defiantly blaring out the banned song "Do you hear the people sing?" on a busy street in Hangzhou, China. ...

CNN opens bureau in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CNN International announced that it has opened a new bureau in Taipei that includes Senior International Correspondent Will Ripley. According to a CNN press release iss...

China to double down on Taiwan unification efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will double down on its efforts to promote unification with Taiwan, a white paper commissioned by Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council...

Report says Taiwan 'resilient' against China’s media influence efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a new report titled, “Beijing's Global Media Influence 2022: Authoritarian Expansion and the Power of Democratic Resilience,” U.S. government-funded non...

Singer Jacky Cheung defends use of slogan 'Hong Kong add oil'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong Canto-pop star Jacky Cheung (張學友) on Sunday (July 3) issued a statement defending his use of the phrase "Hong Kong add oil" (加油, jiāyóu) in a vi...

Cartoon of the Day: Hong Kong's Jumbo sinks to watery grave, along with democracy and justice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong artist AhTO (阿塗) created this prescient illustration of the famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant (珍寶海鮮舫) sinking to a watery grave to symbolize yet another loss of t...

Bezos asks whether Musk-owned Twitter could help Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world’s second-richest man, Jeff Bezos, has sparked a discussion about whether the takeover of Twitter by the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, could be a bo...

Hong Kong film 'Revolution of Our Times' sets Taiwan box office record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A film about the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests has broken the box office record for overseas Chinese-language documentaries in Taiwan within less than two weeks since...

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...