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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 ...

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...

How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021

HONG KONG (AP) — As the days of 2021 dwindled, so did any remaining traces of democracy in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, a vocal pro-democracy media outlet -- one of the last openly criti...

More Tiananmen massacre memorials removed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Universities in Hong Kong are removing memorials to the bloody suppression of the 1989 Chinese pro-democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The Ch...

Two more Tiananmen monuments removed from Hong Kong universities

Two more Hong Kong universities on Friday removed public monuments to the 1989 Tiananmen protests in Beijing, following on the heels of the dismantling of a sculpture marking victims of the crackdown ...

Hong Kong: More universities remove Tiananmen monuments

Two Hong Kong universities on Friday removed public monuments commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests that took place in Beijing. One of the sculptures removed was a 6-meter (21 foot...

Last monument for Tiananmen massacre removed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — A monument at a Hong Kong university that was the best-known public remembrance of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Chinese soil was removed early Thursday, wiping out the city's last...

EXPLAINER: Why did Hong Kong remove a Tiananmen memorial?

HONG KONG (AP) — It happened in the dead of night. Workers at the University of Hong Kong put up barriers that largely blocked their activity from view and, over the next several hours, took down the ...

Hong Kong university removes Tiananmen massacre statue

HONG KONG (AP) — A monument at a Hong Kong university that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre was removed by workers early Thursday over the objections of its creator from Denmark. ...

Hong Kong university removes Tiananmen sculpture

Workers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) removed a large sculpture commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing early Thursday. "Pillar of Shame," a 2-ton,...

Simpsons episode blasting Beijing's authoritarian rule missing from Disney+ Hong Kong streaming service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 2005 episode of "The Simpsons" featuring references to the Tiananmen Massacre is missing from the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong. In season 16, epis...

Hong Kong's M+ museum opens amid censorship controversy

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s swanky new M+ museum — Asia’s largest gallery with a billion-dollar collection — is set to open on Friday amid controversy over politics and censorship. ...

Hong Kong police raid Tiananmen massacre museum

Hong Kong police on Thursday raided a museum dedicated to the victims of China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The raid came just hours ...

Chinese censorship: Media creator substitutes ‘hemorrhoids outbreak’ for ‘plague’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Players of the Chinese role-playing mobile game "Entwined Love Across Time" posted screenshots ridiculing in-game dialogue that showed characters discussing the ...

Taiwan's netizens find Tiananmen references in arrival of vaccines from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When a plane from Japan touched down in Taiwan Friday (June 4) carrying 1.24 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, netizens uncovered a wealth of what they interpreted as refere...