Thailand protesters look to Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement for inspiration

For weeks, protesters in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have taken to the streets equipped with hard hats, goggles and gas masks. They use umbrellas as shields against water cannons and tear gas fir...

Taiwan detains retired military intelligence colonel in China spy scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei court on Wednesday (Oct. 21) ordered the detention of a retired military intelligence colonel in connection with allegations that he and three former colleagues p...

Hong Kong police raids outspoken media tycoon's office

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police raided the private offices of media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai on Thursday, according to Lai’s aide. Lai’s aide Mark Simon wrote in...

Hong Kong activist Jimmy Lai's office raided by police ahead of hearing

Hong Kong police raided the private offices of pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Thursday, according to Lai and his aide, Mark Simon. More than a dozen officers carried out the raid and it was ...

Chinese TV airs video of swarms of 'Copyhawks' as tensions with Taiwan, India rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions rise in the Taiwan Strait and on the Sino-Indian border, Chinese state-run TV posted a video showing swarms of the communist regime's not-so-subtle copies ...

AP PHOTOS: Xi's portrait adorns new homes for China's poor

LIANGSHAN, China (AP) — Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s smiling visage looks down from the walls of virtually every home inhabited by members of the Yi minority group in a remote corner of China’s...

US undersecretary of state meets with China and Hong Kong activists in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach met with Chinese and Hong Kong democracy activists during his unprecedent...

The Cold War lives on in Asia

World War II ended on September 2, 1945, when Japanese representatives signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the US Navy battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. In the 75 years since, little has cha...

One question hung over 2008 Games: Would they change China?

One question loomed over the 2008 Beijing Olympics: Would the Games change China? Richard Pound, now the senior member of the International Olympic Committee, wrote about it in his b...

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested

Lai was arrested on Monday for suspected collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong, the media tycoon's aide said on Twitter. "Jimmy La...

Scowcroft, national security adviser to 2 presidents, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lifetime before he served two presidents as national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft was just 12 when he decided to become a West Point cadet after reading about cadet life. Afte...

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against...

Zoom to stop direct sales in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Zoom Video Communications (Zoom) has announced it will stop selling its products directly in China, starting from August 23. On Monday (August 4), Zoom notified its Chi...

Protests in the long term: How is a lasting legacy cemented?

NEW YORK (AP) — What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success? This year, without a centralized team of senior leaders, perhaps the largest pr...

Sieren's China: Tension rises between Washington and Beijing

The tension between the US and China continues to rise. Last week, US authorities ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. Then, the US Consulate in Chengdu in western China was...