China’s Tencent halts NBA live broadcast over Taiwanese flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Tencent Sports suddenly halted the live broadcast of a key NBA game Saturday (Nov. 9) after a man seated in the front row of the audience was seen wearing cl...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma remains richest person in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Forbes' "China's Richest 2019" report released Thursday (Nov. 7), Jack Ma (馬雲), the founder and former CEO of the world's biggest e-comm...

Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of fans at the Houston Rockets' season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night. ...

Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALL BEIJING (AP) — China denied NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's claim that it demanded the firing of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over a tweet that supported...

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emph...

LeBron James airballs answer to China-NBA dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite having over a week to "educate" himself about a tweet sent by the manager of the Houston Rockets in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA...

Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM's tweet

HOUSTON (AP) — The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia. Their two games in Japan were overshadowed by the aftermath of ...

The Lakers-Nets series in China ends _ quietly, again

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over. ...

NBA Commissioner says league will support freedom of speech

TOKYO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government prote...

Houston Rockets manager sets off controversy in China with pro-Hong Kong tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The NBA has come under heavy criticism from U.S. lawmakers and the public for what appears to be a defense of the Chinese government and its policy towards Hong Kong. T...

Shanghai gets NBA 2K League team, 1st outside North America

SHANGHAI (AP) — The NBA 2K League is adding a team in Shanghai for the 2020 season, its first franchise outside of North America. The 2K League announced the addition Thursday. The S...

US Secretary of State urges Hollywood to resist Chinese censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Hollywood in a closed-door speech to resist censorship by China as exemplified by the removal of the Taiwanese flag from...

Video game War Thunder replaces Taiwan flags with China banners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The video game War Thunder, which is a game predicated on historical accuracy, last week suddenly and expectedly created multiple historical anachronisms by removing all the Ta...

Google leads world’s top 100 websites, followed by YouTube and Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Google is the most visited website in the world, scoring 60 billion visitors a month, according to the market research group Visual Capitalist. The U.S.-based search en...

TSMC only Taiwanese company in PwC Top 100 for market capitalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), is the only Taiwanese company in the global top 100 corporations by market cap...