Dissidents declare China's Hunan independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A declaration of "Hunan independence" has been widely shared on Chinese social media over the past week, as Chinese citizens question the validity of the Chinese...

China still mostly closed down as virus deaths pass 1,000

BEIJING (AP) — The daily death toll in China from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total fatalities above 1,000 Tuesday as the World Health Organization announced a new nam...

Could the coronavirus outbreak lead to the fall of Communist China?

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — Whenever Hollywood offers up an epidemic movie, the culprit behind the outbreak of the disease is usually a rogue scientist, a criminal mastermind, or a group of n...

Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang on to those ...

China says Russia ties not affected by Putin cabinet change

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's sudden announcement of constitutional changes that prompted the prime minister's departure won't affect increasingly close ties between Beijing and Mo...

AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders o...

If you care about Taiwan’s future, you must vote

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s decision time! After months of campaigning, claims, and counter-claims, the Taiwanese people will, at last, get the opportunity to determine who will be t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2019. There are five days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 26...

China basketball team fined NT$4.3 million for replacing Mao's face with mascot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have been fined by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) after substituting the face of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the Chinese Commu...

Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat says his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi...

China could assassinate Taiwan presidential candidate: Japanese scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may assassinate a Taiwan opposition party candidate for the presidency, so the election loses legitimacy and sends the country into chaos...

Let’s call out Xi Jinping as the dictator that he is

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — With the upcoming presidential elections dominating the news agenda in Taiwan, it is quite understandable that a lot of people are currently preoccupied with debating w...

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominan...

China’s Xi renews commitment to Hong Kong amid protests

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-gove...

Photo of the Day: Comrade James sells out to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the NBA-China dispute and the self-serving response by basketball superstar LeBron James and his sponsor Nike, this photo is one of a plethora of memes that...