Zoom shuts down account of Chinese dissident group in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video-conferencing company Zoom closed an account used by Chinese activists living in the U.S. after they held an online meeting to mark the 31st anniversary of the Tianan...

Taiwan legislator tells China mouthpiece to 'do fking math' on GDP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a string of tit-for-tat tweets, Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) on Thursday (June 4) posted a snappy comeback to the editor of a Chinese-state-run tabloid claim...

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening (June 4), breaking through barricades to mark the 31st anniversary of the crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing'...

Hong Kong parliament votes for national anthem bill despite protests

Hong Kong's parliament on Thursday voted to pass a controversial bill banning disresepect of the Chinese national anthem. Police and firefighters were earlier called to Hong Kong's legislat...

William Stanton: Xi Jinping steers China back to Mao era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, retired American diplomat William Stanton expressed disappointment over China's backwards trajectory under Xi Jinpin...

Photo of the Day: 'Tank Man' statue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China tries to suppress the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a Chinese artist has created what he believes should be a monument to those who fought fo...

Taiwan demands China apologize for Tiananmen Square massacre, Beijing balks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) called on China to issue an apology for the incident, but ...

Hong Kong bans Tiananmen massacre vigil citing coronavirus crisis

DW: Hong Kong authorities say the ban on this year's Tiananmen vigil is due to coronavirus restrictions. Do you really think it is the case? Lee Cheuk-Yan: The vigil symbolizes the "one co...

Opinion: Tiananmen has always served as a moral to learn from

For the past three decades, candles are being lit in Hong Kong's Victoria Park every year in memorial of those who died and suffered from the June 4 Massacre. Yet, 2020 may be the last time there ...

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate stu...

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese gr...

No Tiananmen vigil for Hong Kong for first time in 30 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in three decades, Hongkongers will not be able to participate in an annual vigil on June 4 in commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest due to ...

Macau bans Tiananmen Massacre photo exhibition for first time in three decades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Macau authorities have banned an annual photo exhibition of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, sparking concern over Beijing’s growing encroachment on the territory...

Two questions you should ask before discussing Taiwan-China relations

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

'Island Nation': Then and now

When I first arrived in Taiwan in September 1986, I knew of course that the world is always changing, but I never realized how much it would change, and certainly not Taiwan itself. I had already serv...