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Hong Kong: Why Catholics are worried over free speech

The arrest of prominent pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong, including 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen, is raising concerns among some members of the city's Catholic community that the national sec...

Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend p...

Arrested Hong Kong cardinal a fiery critic of Beijing

HONG KONG (AP) — Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges, has long been a fiery critic of Beijing's control of religion and polit...

Taiwan documentary depicts current lives of legendary Chinese pro-democracy dissidents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Radio Taiwan International (RTI) released the first episode of a series of 10 mini-documentaries called “Freedom, the Becoming (呼喚自由後)” on Monday (May 2) that ...

What does Ukraine mean for Taiwan?

Russia and the PRC are mirror images of aggression The similarities between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a possible People's Republic of China (PRC) invasion of Taiwan are self-evident. ...

For Xi Jinping and the CCP, things could get much worse

This is the final part of a four-part series. Click here for part one, here for part two and here for part three. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Xi Jinping (習近平) and the Chinese Communist Party (CC...

Xi Jinping and the CCP are courting disaster

This is part three of a four-part series. Click here for part one and here for part two. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — China is heading towards a series of crises that could seriously threaten Ch...

Philippines ambassador to China 'Chito' Sta. Romana dies

BEIJING (AP) — The Philippines’ ambassador to China, Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana, has died while in quarantine for COVID-19. He was 74. Sta. Romana was a longtime resident of ...

The slow-burning issues eroding CCP supremacy

This is part two of a four-part series. Click here for part one and here for part three. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Could Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) fail to be elected to a third term at the 20...

Could Chinese confidence in the CCP collapse?

This is part one of a four-part series. Click here for part two and here for part three. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Predicting the fall of China’s Xi Jinping (習近平), or even more dramatic...

Today in History: April 15, Titanic sinks; 1,500 dead

Today in History Today is Friday, April 15, the 105th day of 2022. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15...

Chinese operatives accused of spying on dissidents in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five men accused of acting on behalf of the Chinese government have been charged with brazen and wide-ranging schemes to stalk and harass Chinese dissidents in the United States, inc...

Thai navy left high and dry after China sells it engine-less submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than three decades after tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square, the consequences of China’s violent suppression of student demonstrations continue to hamper its na...

Tiananmen Square protester killed in his New York law office

NEW YORK (AP) — A dissident legal scholar who was jailed for two years in China after participating in the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement was killed Monday in his law firm’s office in Ne...

Hong Kong film 'Revolution of Our Times' sets Taiwan box office record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A film about the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests has broken the box office record for overseas Chinese-language documentaries in Taiwan within less than two weeks since...