German-based Chinese author calls for press freedom in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – What China needs the most is a free media environment so its people can learn about the world and cultivate independent thinking, said German-based author and former Red G...

Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend to measure that progress only in terms of major eve...

Only China can untie its own knot in US relations: William Stanton

The joint opinion letter “China Is Not the Enemy” published in the Washington Post on July 3 may turn out to be one of the last ideological gasps of those 100 signatories – largely A...

'Butcher of Beijing' Li Peng's death does not absolve him of accountability: dissident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Tuesday (July 23) that former hard-line Chinese premier Li Peng had died, there were cheers of joy among the Chinese dissident community, as he was instrume...

Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards censored on Chinese intranet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The broadcast of Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards, which took place in Taipei on June 29, was reportedly cut by Chinese streaming sites when the ceremony’s presen...

Photo of the Day: Stealthy memorial of Tiananmen seen in Chinese supermarket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although the Communist Chinese government tried to snuff out any commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on Tuesday (June 4), reports are streami...

Taiwan marks 30th Tiananmen Massacre anniversary with memorial event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan marked the 30th Tiananmen Massacre anniversary with a memorial event at Taipei’s Liberty Square on Tuesday night. This June 4th marks the 30th anniversary of th...

Taiwan calls on China to 'repent' for Tiananmen massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With the 30th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Massacre looming, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) urged China on Monday (June 3) to "repent" for the bru...

China's justification of crackdown on Tiananmen protestors 'outrageous': Former White House official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former White House official and current CEO of DC International Advisory Stephen J. Yates told Taiwan News on Monday (June 3) that Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe'...

Tiananmen massacre a warning for Taiwan of Beijing’s possible aggression: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, William Stanton, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said Taiw...

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement's mistakes, passion

BEIJING (AP) — Wu'er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast...

Beijing angered by Taiwan president’s meeting with Tiananmen Square activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) recent meeting with Chinese activists, who were part of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, on the eve of the massacre’s 30th...

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade

TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday just days ahead of the 30th anniversary ...

Photo of the Day: Inflatable 'tank man' pops up in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre nears on June 4, photos of an inflatable 'tank man' sculpture have surfaced on Taiwanese social media. Due t...

China totally bans Wikipedia ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --. Beijing has blocked all language editions of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday (May 15), reports Reuters. Samantha Lien, communicatio...