China's slowing economy casts shadow over National People's Congress

Thousands of delegates from across China have descended on Beijing to attend the annual gathering of the National People's Congress (NPC), which kicks off on Tuesday and ends next Friday (March 5-...

China 'under pressure' to resolve trade dispute with US

DW: How would you evaluate the outcome of this week's trade talks between the US and China? He Jiangbing: I think Beijing and Washington have managed to make tremendous progress during this ...

Well-known defector, Chinese Communist Party member permitted to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of China’s National People’s Congress, and the wife of a fellow Taiwanese defector has reportedly traveled on several occasions between Taiwan and Chi...

India citizenship bill ignites mass protest over migration fears

On Tuesday, India's lower house of parliament apporoved a bill that would grant citizenship rights to foreign Hindus and certain religious minorities, including Christians and Sikhs, who illegally...

Xi Jinping to give New Year's speech addressing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader, Chairman Xi Jinping, will give his first major speech of 2019 on Jan. 2, which will focus specifically on Taiwan. On Monday, Dec. 31, China’s stat...

Chinese Defense Minister: army will take action ‘at any costs’ to prevent Taiwan split

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said in a speech at China’s Xiangshan security forum today (Oct. 25) that China will never give up an inch of its territory. R...

Why North Korea's 70th year could be its most decisive

On Sunday, North Korea's leadership will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's founding — and the world will be watching. Will Pyongyang's propaganda machine extol the stat...

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...