China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries

BEIJING (AP) — China is keeping foreign travelers out of Tibet during sensitive political anniversaries. Travel agencies contacted Wednesday said foreign tourists would not be allowe...

Tibetan woman elected student president in Canada, Chinese students enraged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tibetan student elected president of a Canadian university’s student union has been hit with backlash from Chinese peers. Chemi Lhamo, who studies at the Univer...

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...

Taiwan ranked as one of the most free countries in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. NGO Freedom House recently published its “Freedom in the World 2019” index in which Taiwan receives an aggregate score of 93, making it one of the most &l...

Communist party members in Tibet irk Beijing by engaging with religion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to reports, the Chinese communist party is having trouble trying to keep party members in Tibet from engaging in religious activities and adopting attitudes symp...

When marketing flops: 5 Super Bowl ads that backfired

NEW YORK (AP) — Advertisers that spend millions of dollars on the Super Bowl are trying to avoid what Ram did with a Martin Luther King speech or what Groupon did spoofing promos for charities. ...

APNewsBreak: Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has found that researchers who reported the role of Israeli spyware in the targeting of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle are in turn being...

Human Rights Watch: China at most repressive since Tian’anmen massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Jan. 17, international research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) published its World Report 2019; a comprehensive review of the current human rights conditio...

Chinese Foreign Minister pleads for US to respect One China Principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said the U.S. ought to come together with China on the Taiwan issue and respect the One China Principle. 2019 marks the 40th ...

Foreign tourists to be granted easier access to Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tibetan government has announced it will boost foreign tourists by fifty percent and cut down waiting times by half, Reuters reports. Notoriously difficult to gain ...

44 international scholars release open letter to democratic Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 44 international scholars and former U.S. government officials, including Jerome Cohen, William Stanton, and Stephen Young today jointly published an open letter to ...

US issues updated travel advisory for citizens going to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. State Department has updated its travel advisory for U.S. citizens traveling to China. On Jan. 3, the U.S. government altered its advisory to detail informatio...

Influential Chinese law professor blasts Xi Jinping in interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with Voice of America today, New York Chinese law professor Jerome Cohen said in the five years since Xi Jinping first got into power, China has fallen int...

Video shows over 10,000 pigs killed by ASF in closest Chinese province to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though the devastation of African swine fever (ASF) has been greatly underreported by China's state-run media, the evidence of the extent of the epidemic is becoming all to...

Trump signs Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018 was signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 19, signaling strong support for U.S. citizens to have the same acces...