Telegram will not hand over users' data to Hong Kong authorities, for now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Encrypted messenger platform Telegram said Sunday (July 5) that at present, it is refusing to hand over the data of Hong Kong users as the authorities come up with ever-ne...

Thailand's disappearing activists problem still in focus 1 month after abduction in Cambodia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pressure is mounting on the Cambodian and Thai governments to investigate the abduction of Thai dissident Wanchalearm Satsaksit, the latest critic of Thailand's regime...

Hong Kong sees 1st arrest under Beijing-imposed national security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man displaying a pro-independence banner has become the first casualty of Hong Kong's heavy-handed new national security legislation the day after it was passed by B...

US speaker slams Trump for 'enabling' Xinjiang atrocities in pursuit of trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday (June 22) blasted President Donald Trump over his statement in a June 19 interview that he had stopped short of sanctionin...

Trump put Xinjiang on back burner to sweeten trade deal for China: Axios

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly said Friday (June 19) that he has refrained from sanctioning Chinese officials connected to mass incarceration in Xinjiang in order ...

Black Lives Matter rally in Taipei joins surge of demonstrations worldwide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Taipei became a locus of solidarity as foreigners and locals alike on Sunday added their voices to hundreds of thousands of others around the world calling for an ...

Taiwan holds Tiananmen vigil as China silences Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As thousands in Hong Kong turned out to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in defiance of a city-wide ban on such gatherings, their countrymen in...

Taipei photography studio invites public to share coronavirus stories through self-portraits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new photography studio is giving visitors a snapshot of Taiwan's coronavirus story through the lens of those living in the country as it tackles the pandemic. Min...

HK privileges in crosshairs if China passes security law: US national security advisor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The national security advisor for President Donald Trump on Sunday (May 24) warned the special trade and financial status granted to Hong Kong by the U.S. would be jeopard...

Demonstrators stage sit-in against proposed ban on gatherings in Taipei Main Station lobby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds staged a sit-in at Taipei Main Station on Saturday (May 23) to protest a proposed ban on sitting in the lobby, which would deprive the country's Southeast Asi...

Taiwan Causeway Bay Books thronged by supporters on opening day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Causeway Bay Books (台灣銅鑼灣書店) saw enormous footfall on its opening day (April 25) in Taipei, marking a new start for a bookstore that was ruthlessly persecuted by th...

Hong Kong bookseller who fled China revives shop in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), the former owner of Causeway Bay Books (銅鑼灣書店) who was abducted by Chinese agents in Hong Kong for selling books banned in China, on Saturday (April 25...

US destroyer transits Taiwan Strait for 2nd time in month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (April 23) for the second time this month. The ship transited the strait on a southward course Thursday, acc...

Coalition petitions Taiwan president to pardon death row inmate tortured into confession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One week after Taiwan saw its second execution during the tenure of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a coalition of NGOs, lawyers, and academics sent her a petition for a pre...

US legislation would ban products from Xinjiang over forced labor concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bipartisan bill to ban the import of products from Xinjiang due to reports of China's persecuted Uyghur minority being forced into labor was introduced to the U.S Ho...