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China media figure called for flight ban to block US house speaker's planned visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese state media commentator on Thursday (April 7) called for a flight ban to prevent a planned trip to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the visit was...

China faces consequences if it helps Russia evade sanctions over Ukraine - Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, who is due to meet with China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Rome on Monday, warned Beijing it would "absolutely" face...

How has China used the Winter Olympics to shape its image?

After athletes from around the world spent two weeks competing in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, many believe the event offered an opportunity for China to try and reshape its international image. ...

Starbucks faces backlash in China over police incident at store

Starbucks (SBUX.O) is battling its second bout of public fury in China in less than three months, after an incident described by the U.S. coffee giant as a "misunderstanding" at one of its s...

Five factors that will be decisive for China in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The year 2022 is shaping up to be a pivotal one for China, the world’s second-largest economy. Despite ongoing cross-strait tensions, Taiwan might not be top of C...

Lithuania MP counters China threat by saying communism in 'garbage bin of history'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuanian Parliamentarian Matas Maldeikis on Wednesday (Dec. 22) posted a simple retort to China's threat to dump the Baltic country into the "garbage bin of his...

Wang Leehom faces permanent ban in China over divorce scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a war of words between Taiwanese-American crooner Wang Leehom (王力宏) and his ex-wife Lee Jinglei (李靚蕾) over the weekend, Chinese state-run media is calling for Wang...

China's Global Times chief loses job over Taiwan warmongering

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — The editor-in-chief of Chinese state media outlet Global Times, Hu Xijin (胡錫進), announced around lunchtime on Thursday (Dec. 16) he was stepping down from his post. Rum...

Editor of China's Global Times attacks Western governments with 'chicken feet' analogy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hu Xijin (胡錫進), the chief editor of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece the Global Times, released a video attacking the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olym...

Chinese state media 'relieved' US officials will not 'bring virus to Beijing Olympics'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has reacted with indignation to news that the Biden administration is proceeding with a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics. The White House ...

Lithuanian lawmaker calls China ‘People's Republic of Comedy’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Matas Maldeikis, one of the Lithuanian parliamentarians currently visiting Taiwan, denounced China as “the People's Republic of Comedy" on Tuesday (Nov. 30)...

Olympic officials: Chinese tennis star Peng says she is safe

BEIJING (AP) — Missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai told Olympic officials in a video call from Beijing that she was safe and well, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday after Peng reappea...

Missing Chinese tennis star reappears in public in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Missing tennis star Peng Shuai reappeared in public Sunday at a youth tournament in Beijing, according to photos released by the organizer, as the ruling Communist Party tried to ...

Peng Shuai appears in Beijing, WTA not reassured

BEIJING, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, whose whereabouts have been a matter of international concern for weeks, attended a tennis tournament in Beijing on Sunday, according to off...

Photos of missing Chinese tennis star posted online

BEIJING (AP) — An employee of Chinese state TV has posted photos of missing tennis star Peng Shuai online in a new effort to dispel concern about her disappearance after she accused a senior leader of...