Tibetan culture showcased and celebrated with five-month festival across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual Tibetan Culture and Art Festival Taiwan kicked off on Sept. 7, with a traditional Tibetan art exhibition held at the at the National Center for Traditional Arts...

China leader calls for 'anti-separatism efforts' in Tibet

BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese leader has called for "advancing anti-separatism efforts" in Tibet, in a sign of continued high-pressure tactics in the Himalayan region. State media on ...

Group: China denies Tibet activist's appeal of jail sentence

BEIJING (AP) — A monitoring group says China has turned down a Tibetan language rights activist's appeal of his five-year prison sentence on the charge of inciting separatism. Tashi ...

Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name." The Ohio native is the so...

Chinese Type 055 destroyer expected to be named 'Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a recent poll over what to name China's recently acquired Type 055 guided-missile destroyers show "Taipei" as a prime candidate for&...

2018 Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival to kick off in Taipei on August 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The free 2018 Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival will kick off in Taipei on August 4, and will showcase films from seven nations. This year's festival ...

Taiwan delegation attends US global religious meeting, promotes religious freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the U.S.-hosted “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” drawing to a conclusion, the Holy See’s Secretariat of State Paul Gallagher stressed that...

China: Tibetan students banned from religious activities

BEIJING (AP) — Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has repo...

Dozens of stranded Indian pilgrims leave Nepal town

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A government official says dozens of Indian pilgrims stranded in a mountain town in Nepal were able to fly out after weather cleared up, allowing flights to land. ...

Today in History

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Today is Sunday, July 1, 2018, or the 18thday of the fifth month of the Year of the Dog, according to theChinese calendar. The following is a list of important events that occurre...

Tibetans forced to sing songs praising Communist Party of China 

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) - Chinese authorities in Tibet have launched a new loyalty campaign in the formerly independent Himalayan region, forcing locals to learn songs praising the ruling Chinese...

Denmark widens probe into police and pro-Tibet protesters

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government is widening a Parliament-appointed probe into how police handled pro-Tibet protesters during a 2012 Chinese presidential visit to include all official v...

China steps up 'training' of Tibetan clergy, officials

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are ramping up political indoctrination among Tibetan Buddhist clergy and officials in charge of religious affairs as part of a campaign to strengthen the ruling Com...

Newly naturalized Chinese dissident blogger plans to run for office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger who has just received his Taiwanese citizenship said that he is interested in running for public office in Taiwan in th...

Taiwanese woman conquers world's 4th highest peak  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On May 16 Taiwanese performer, Chan Chiao-yu (詹喬愉), became the first Taiwanese woman to reach the top of the fourth tallest summit in the world, Mt. Lhotse. The su...