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How Xi Jinping's Hong Kong, Xinjiang trips help him tout his achievements

Over the past few weeks, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made rare visits to Hong Kong and Xinjiang as he prepares to seek an unprecedented third term at the Chinese Communist Party's 20th congre...

US expands probe of schemes against Chinese dissidents

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are widening their case over alleged schemes to stalk and harass Chinese dissidents in the United States, including seeking to derail the election bid of a little-know...

Penghu International Fireworks Festival begins with a bang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th Penghu International Fireworks Festival opened as scheduled on Monday (April 25) despite the nation's recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. The opening fea...

Penghu International Fireworks Festival set to launch as scheduled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th Penghu International Fireworks Festival will proceed as scheduled on April 25 despite the recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. Penghu County Commissioner Lai ...

Taiwan races to test 8,000 in 2 days amid airport Omicron cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is conducting PCR tests on 8,000 people as it scrambles to contain an outbreak of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 centered on the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airpor...

2022 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Penghu International Fireworks Festival will feature 24 shows from April 25 to June 30, according to a press release by the Penghu County Tourism Department. T...

Hong Kong loses shine amid tough coronavirus restrictions

HONG KONG (AP) — The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of ...

China: Detained journalist Zhang Zhan on 'hanging by a thread'

Detained journalist Zhang Zhan is reportedly on the "hanging by a thread" amid a hunger strike, as international pressure mounts on the Chinese government to release her. Zhang was also unv...

Taiwan seen growing 4% in Q3 on pandemic hit, but exports help

TAIPEI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Taiwan's trade-reliant economy is expected to have expanded at a slower pace in the third quarter due to the island's COVID-19 outbreak, a Reuters poll showed, thoug...

Over 100 Taiwan nationals repatriated from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 120 Taiwanese expats who had been stranded in Indonesia due to the severe COVID situation in the Southeast Asian nation arrived in Taiwan Sunday night (Aug. ...

Taiwanese in Indonesia eager to return home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Indonesia’s COVID-19 epidemic becomes increasingly severe, many Taiwanese expats living in the archipelago nation have decided to return home via charter flights,...

Transfer of employment halted for migrant workers in Taiwan amid COVID clusters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transfer of employment for migrant workers in Taiwan was suspended effective Saturday (June 5) to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to the country’s...

Rural schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands hold rare sports meet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Students from eight schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday (April 28) competed in a joint sports event, the first of its kind ever held in the archipelagic co...

2021 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Penghu International Fireworks Festival featuring 23 shows will run from April 22 to June 28, according to a press release by Penghu County’s Tourism Depart...

TV show with episodes set in Taiwan becomes hit on HBO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — HBO Asia's TV drama "Adventure of the Ring," which features love stories set in Taiwan, reached HBO’s top 10 in January. Data from Flixpatrol shows ...