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 ...

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...

Beijing partly reopens movie theaters as virus declines

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing partially reopened movie theaters Friday as the threat from the coronavirus continues to recede in China’s capital. Cinemas in parts of the city deemed at low...

Always rocky, China-US relations appear at a turning point

BEIJING (AP) — Four decades after the U.S. established diplomatic ties with communist China, the relationship between the two is at a turning point. Tensions have reached new heights...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 15, the 197th day of 2020. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July...

Chinese professor fired by Tsinghua University after release from detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outspoken jurist and law professor at Beijing's Tsinghua University, Xu Zhangrun (許章潤), said he has been stripped of his job at the institution shortly after being rel...

Organizers of Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil appear in court

HONG KONG (AP) — The organizers of a vigil commemorating China's bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square appeared in a Hong Kong court on Monday on charges of inciting others to participate in an un...