China trashes Basic Law by claiming Hong Kong court has no say on face mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Hong Kong's High Court ruled that a ban on face masks was unconstitutional, China's top legislature ignored the basic tenets of the Basic Law and claim...

Protesters trash Xinhua News' Hong Kong office

Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China’s official news agency in a show of anger against Beijing after chaos broke out downtown on Saturday (Nov. 2), with police firin...

Tear gas clouds downtown Hong Kong as protesters defy ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon Saturday to break up a rally by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy afte...

Hong Kong: 831 demonstration canceled amid arrests of pro-democracy activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mass protest in Hong Kong that had originally been planned for Saturday (Aug. 31) was canceled after an appeal against a police ban proved unsuccessful, according to the...

Pro-China candidate guaranteed to be elected as chief executive of Macao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pro-China politician Ho Iat Seng (賀一誠) is the only candidate for the upcoming election of chief executive of Macao, Reuters reports. Ho has served as Macao representati...

China unseats parliamentary member for having nationality of Taiwan ally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) was unseated for having the nationality of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, an ally of Taiwan in t...

Li Peng, former hard-line Chinese premier, dies at 91

BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died. He was 91. The official Xin...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

China panda offer requires further discussion: Kaohsiung tourism head

A much-debated proposed offer of pandas from China to Kaohsiung will not be easy to become reality, because it would require the approval of at least three official bodies, an official in the southern...

China might give two pandas to Taiwan's Kaohsiung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government has confirmed media reports that China might offer two pandas to the city as an act of cultural exchange, saying it is likely to establish a ...

Sieren's China: Premier Li Keqiang says Beijing faces woes

The 2018 National People's Congress is focused heavily on the unstable international economic situation. The government has announced its intent to lower China's growth target and introduced t...

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council slams China as 'extremely ridiculous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top government agency handling cross-strait affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), slammed Beijing for being “extremely ridiculous and deceitful...

MAC: China should resolve its domestic issues before threatening Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) told Beijing to prioritize China’s own domestic issues in response to an earlier comment from a Taiwan Affairs Office r...

China vows to treat foreign firms as 'equals'

China will cut taxes and boost funding for social programs and education, as well as take other steps to boost its economic growth in 2019, Premier Li Keqiang told the National People's Congress o...