New book shines light on China's influence over Hollywood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American movie executive recently published a memoir detailing his experiences shepherding Hollywood fare to China and how the nation’s censors are impacting the ...

Taipei diner that employs Hongkongers vandalized with feces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei restaurant founded to provide employment to Hongkongers was defaced Friday afternoon (Oct. 16) by a masked person armed with a bucket of excrement. At around 1...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet pro-independence flags wave in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As anti-government protests intensified in Thailand on Wednesday (Oct. 14), this photo surfaced on social media showing demonstrators waving the Taiwan independence flag, ...

China finishes last again in annual internet freedom report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has been ranked last for the sixth consecutive year in the annual Freedom on the Net report, scoring only 10 out of 100 points. The report, published by Washingto...

Taiwan claims entrapment after China shows spy 'confession'

Taiwan’s government has denounced China, citing entrapment and manipulation, after Chinese state television aired a documentary showing a Taiwanese citizen confessing to visiting Hong Kong to su...

HK authorities take down Taiwan flags on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flag of Taiwan is now a sensitive symbol in Hong Kong, since the implementation of Beijing's national security law in the special administrative region. Saturda...

US includes Hongkongers in refugee admission plan for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of State, together with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services, submitted the Proposed Refugee Admissions for ...

Hong Kong murder suspect plans on returning to Taiwan this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳), whose case indirectly led to the anti-extradition bill protests in the special administrative region last year, has expressed...

Hong Kong police arrest 60 for protesting on China holiday

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested at least 60 people on suspicion of unauthorized assembly on China’s National Day holiday Thursday after crowds gathered on the streets of a popul...

Oslo Freedom Forum advocates for freedom against tyranny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Activists at the 2020 Oslo Freedom Forum once again advocated for liberty this week by talking about their experience countering authoritarianism. The forum was held on...

Three charged for attack on Hong Kong bookseller

Prosecutors on Thursday indicted three men who allegedly splashed red paint on Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), founder of Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books, in Taipei earlier this year. Lam, who fled to Taiwa...

Video of 12-year-old girl tackled by Hong Kong police sparks outrage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video footage of a 12-year-old girl being body-slammed to the ground by Hong Kong police Sunday (Sept. 6) has prompted outrage across social media. The video, shared by...

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...

Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over election delay

About 290 people were arrested Sunday (Sept. 6) at protests against the government’s decision to postpone elections for Hong Kong’s legislature, police said. The elections were to have ...

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...