Son of former China boss Hu Jintao gets major promotion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China watchers are speculating on inner politics of China’s Communist Party (CCP) and the possibility of a future successor to Xi Jinping this week, after the son of...

Report on China's 'untrustworthy' actors reveals expanding dystopian social credit scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s National Public Credit Information Centre released its annual report this week providing data on people and enterprises deemed “untrustworthy” or...

Trump and Xi may hold summit meeting Feb. 27-28 in Da Nang, Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the last round of trade negotiations between China and the U.S., which were held in Washington this past week, there was speculation that Trump might arrange a m...

Oarfish appearances stir fears of earthquake, tsunami in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday Feb. 1, two deep-sea oarfish were caught in fishing nets in Toyoma Bay on Japan’s west coast, following a number of others found in January, sparking fears...

China cries foul after Taiwan's NPM lends ancient calligraphy to Japanese museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese-state-run media and netizens are in an uproar after news broke that the National Palace Museum in Taipei is lending a rare 1,200-year-old calligraphy masterpiece from t...

Oil Tanker explodes near Hong Kong, one dead, three missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An oil tanker transporting petrochemical products to Hong Kong exploded around mid-day Tuesday, Jan. 8, killing at least one crew member with three more still missing. ...

LinkedIn censors Tiananmen leader for China, backtracks next day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After censoring the account of a Chinese Tiananmen Square leader and activist on its site in China, LinkedIn changed its mind and unblocked him the next day, claiming he had be...

Indonesia freezes Taiwan internship program after students forced to work in factories, eat pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke last week that Indonesian college students, as well as other nationalities, had been forced to work in factories and eat meals that contained pork, Indonesia&#...

Activists hold New Year march in Hong Kong protesting Chinese regime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On New Year’s Day in Hong Kong, thousands of activists came out to to protest Chinese repression in their city, while some advocated for Hong Kong’s independen...

Cathay Pacific sells premium tickets between Vietnam and U.S. at huge discount

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A computer glitch looked responsible for steep discounts on Cathay Pacific flights between Vietnam and the United States, but the airline later said it would admit the tic...

Top Chinese submarine tech developer investigated for holding Canadian citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid diplomatic tension between China and Canada over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, and the subsequent arrest of several Canadians by Beijing, a Chin...

Jack Ma confirmed to be member of Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Jack Ma, China's richest man and owner of Alibaba and South China Morning Post, was confirmed to be a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) by China's state-run m...

Beijing will pay snoops up to US$86,000 dollars to find pornography

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent announcement from China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications declares that Beijing is ready to pay top dollar for citizens to sco...

Thousands of protesters march in Hong Kong against proposed artificial islands for housing

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Around a thousand members of a group called "Save Lantau Alliance" took to the streets in Hong Kong on Oct. 14 to protest against a costly and controversial arti...

In trade war with the US, China set to lose: SCMP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hong Kong based South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper published a sobering op-ed on the U.S.-China trade war by contributor Cary Huang on Sept. 30. The art...