Quick surrender best for Beijing in US-China trade war: analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Only several days after the most recent round of sanctions went into effect, many are already speculating on the best approach to ending the trade conflict of increasing t...

High-speed rail sparks co-location controversy in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (East Asia Forum) -- On 27 December 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) endorsed a joint-checkpoint "co-location" scheme for the Guangzhou&...

Wife of jailed Taiwanese rights activist to visit him in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) has received the necessary travel documents from China to travel there on March 26 and visit him, rep...

China appoints former ambassador to UN, as head of Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 21, the Central Committee of the Chinese communist Party released an official statement confirming that Liu Jieyi (劉結一), China’s top diplomatic representati...

Taiwan's president calls for healthy development of China ties

Taipei (CNA) - President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that the key to healthy development of cross-Taiwan Strait ties lies in mutually beneficial policies that are negotiated on an equal footing. Tsai...

China aircraft carrier prowls Taiwan Strait while Xi threatens 'punishment of history'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced today that China's aircraft carrier Liaoning was detected prowling the waters of the Taiwan Strait yesterday (Marc...

The Latest: Taiwan won't be affected by China interference

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the closing session of China's ceremonial legislature (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A Taiwanese official rejects comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping a...

Xi warns Taiwan may face 'punishment of history' for remaining a free, democratic nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In his first public statement regarding Taiwan since U.S. President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act into law on March 16, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has warned against a...

China appoints US-trained central banker

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S.-trained economist was appointed Monday to succeed the longtime governor of China's central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to ...

Xi Jinping re-elected as president of China, Wang Qishan is vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping (習近平) was re-elected as president of China with a unanimous vote, while his former anti-corruption tsar Wang Qishan (王岐山) is the ...

Beijing orders limit of 10 foreigners in university district eateries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To prevent the slightest chance of dissent or disorder during the coronation of Chinese President Xi Jinping as a lifetime leader of the Communist state, Beijing has ordered th...

After changing China's constitution, Xi calls for military loyalty to it

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At day after securing absolute power after altering China's constitution to end presidential term limits, President Xi Jinping on Monday (March 12) called on the military a...

No term limits could give Xi more sway on Hong Kong, Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's move to scrap term limits and allow Xi Jinping to serve as president indefinitely puts him on track to deal with some of the country's weightiest long-term soverei...

Chinese president could break customary approaches to Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Taiwanese scholar versed in China affairs believes Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), who secured aboslute leadership through constitutional change Sunday that removes presidential ...

Chinese netizens compare Xi's rule to Qing Dynasty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After lawmakers in China's rubber stamp congress on Sunday (March 11) removed presidential term limits, thus enabling Xi Jinping to possibly serve for life, some Chinese ne...