Jackie Chan backs China's draconian security law for HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday (May 29), Jackie Chan (成龍), the "Clown Prince of Kung fu," joined over 2,000 performing artists in supporting China's new repressive security law f...

Celebrities deny endorsing Beijing's encroachment on Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An announcement claiming to represent the Hong Kong entertainment industry and listing 2,605 names in support of Beijing's new national security law for the territory ...

Key points about China's legislative session

BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of delegates from across China are in Beijing for this year’s annual session of the country’s rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body, meetings delayed by more than two...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 98th day of 2020. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 1...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11: April 5: Horror filmmaker Roger Corman is 94. Country singer Tommy Cash is 80. Actor Michael Moriarty ("Law and Order") is 79. Singer ...

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous. Cybe...

Jackie Chan says 'I don't know anything' about Hong Kong protests while in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as Hong Kong police were firing rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, tear gas, and water cannons at thousands of unarmed civilians in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan claimed to be igno...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2019. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 19...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 7-13

April 7: Country singer Bobby Bare is 84. Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 82. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 80. Actress Roberta Shore ("The Virginian") is 76. Singer Patricia Bennett...

Much politicking, little legislating as China congress meets

BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of delegates from around China are gathering in Beijing for next week's annual session of the country's rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body. The event is more a cha...

World Pangolin Day Comes Amid Alarming Number of Seizures

It's been more than two years since the ban on global trade in all pangolin species went into effect. But it has not been enough. Roughly two million pangolins have since been poached. This yea...

Yao Ming’s Dedication to Wildlife is a Slam Dunk

CHINA (WildAid) - He's the world's biggest star from the most populous country. And he's been fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade for more than 12 years. NBA all-star and Olympian Y...

Taiwanese film director Niu's 'stupid man' comment over rape charge reminds netizens of Jackie Chan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When being released on NT$1.5 million (US$48,500) bail after being charged with sexually assaulting a female staff member on his movie set, Taiwanese film director Doze Niu (鈕承...