Calls for Taiwan independence surface on Reddit ahead of feared Tencent censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that Tencent has made a massive US$150 million investment in the social media site Reddit, many of its users have been hastily posting support for Taiwan's...

Wife of Taiwan human rights worker jailed in China visits U.S. Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address earlier in the week, Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), the wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee M...

US charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks abou...

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington. Growth slow...

Taiwan’s attitude towards Chinese efforts to unifiy too weak: former President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) said China’s efforts towards unification with Taiwan are increasing, and Taiwan’s sense of urgency about this is too...

LinkedIn censors Tiananmen leader for China, backtracks next day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After censoring the account of a Chinese Tiananmen Square leader and activist on its site in China, LinkedIn changed its mind and unblocked him the next day, claiming he had be...

Chinese state media praise Bush as 'statesman of vision'

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media are praising George H.W. Bush as a "statesman of vision," recalling the late president's role in helping end the Cold War and establishing policies toward China. ...

George HW Bush's muted response to Tiananmen Massacre greatest US China policy failure: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American scholar asserts that former President George H.W. Bush's muted response to the Tiananmen Massacre was the United States' greatest China policy failure since...

China’s downplay of Deng Xiaoping’s contributions sparks speculation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The seemingly deliberate effort to avoid any mentioning of Deng Xiaoping – the driving force of China’s economic reforms – in China’s official medi...

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

BEIJING (AP) — "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current...

Chinese think tank calls for return to presidential term limits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A think tank in China is facing sanctions after it posted a call online for a return to imposing presidential term limits, after having been scrapped earlier this year to pleas...

Banned pro-Mao party re-registers under new name in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The banned Chinese political party that champions former leader Mao Zedong, the "Defend Mao Zedong People's Party," was re-registered under a new name, the &...

China's Xi beset by economic, political challenges

BEIJING (AP) — As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi...

Government bulldozes part of dune it promised not to harm

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The leader of a group of New Jersey beachfront homeowners carried out a protest reminiscent of China's Tiananmen Square crisis when he stood in front of a bulldozer that...

Monument honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo unveiled in Taipei 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of July 13 in Taipei, an unveiling ceremony was held dedicating a memorial monument to the Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) on the one year anni...