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Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

Hong Kong 'patriots only' legislature convenes first session

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature convened Wednesday for the first time since elections last month that were held under new legislation ensuring that only “patriots” who have proven their loyal...

The CCP suffers from “secession denial syndrome”

Members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) suffer from a mental illness that can be aptly described as "secession denial syndrome" (SDS). The affliction appears to affect only those who...

Two more Tiananmen monuments removed from Hong Kong universities

Two more Hong Kong universities on Friday removed public monuments to the 1989 Tiananmen protests in Beijing, following on the heels of the dismantling of a sculpture marking victims of the crackdown ...

Hong Kong university removes Tiananmen sculpture

Workers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) removed a large sculpture commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing early Thursday. "Pillar of Shame," a 2-ton,...

China endorses Hong Kong's 'patriots only' election

China's President Xi Jinping hailed Hong Kong's "patriots only" election on Wednesday. The "patriots" who could qualify as candidates for the Legislative Council were all ...

Hong Kong's Lam in Beijing to report on 'patriots only' poll

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam was meeting with top leaders in Beijing on Wednesday to report to them on the territory’s first legislative elections held under new laws ensuring that onl...

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG (AP) — Candidates loyal to China’s Communist Party won a landslide victory in Hong Kong’s legislative elections after pro-democracy activists were imprisoned and authorities received the pow...

Were Hong Kong's 'patriots only' elections a sham?

Pro-Beijing candidates dominated Hong Kong's legislative election held on Sunday in the city's first public poll after Beijing passed a resolution to amend the city's election laws. The c...

Hong Kong votes for legislature with only loyalists approved

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong was voting Sunday in the first election since Beijing amended the laws to reduce the number of directly elected lawmakers and vet candidates to ensure that only those loyal ...

Hong Kong election defines dramatic changes by Beijing

HONG KONG (AP) — Elections for Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Sunday mark the culmination of Beijing’s campaign to rein in the body that had once kept it from imposing its unrest...

Hong Kong elementary school shows students ‘necessary’ Nanking Massacre video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media responded to reports of Hong Kong elementary school students driven to tears by a Nanking Massacre video shown at school saying historical education mu...

Hong Kong tycoon given 13 months jail for Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Monday sentenced activist and business tycoon Jimmy Lai to 13 months in jail for urging participation in last year’s banned Tiananmen vigil, amid a crackdown by C...

Mainland Affairs Council condemns China's coercive policies to unify with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Saturday (Dec. 11) criticized China for denying the reality of the situation in the Taiwan Strait and called it out for it...

Taiwan foreign minister warns Chinese expansionism could start WW III

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) warned over the weekend that China's expansionism could touch off a third world war. During an interview on Sky News wit...