NCC looks into Chinese involvement in Taiwan media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Communications Commission (NCC) said Thursday (July 18) it was opening an investigation into allegations that the Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Of...

Taiwan media conglomerate receives orders from Chinese authorities: report

[Updated with a statement from the China Times and CTI at 22:00 on July 17] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-based media conglomerate, Want Want China Times Group, reportedly follows direct in...

Taiwan's Foxconn tycoon calls Want Want boss China's 'hatchet man and lackey'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn tycoon and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Wednesday (June 26) said that Want Want Group chairman Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明) is the "hatchet ma...

YouTuber calls on Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau to overthrow communism together

The march against the “red media” last Sunday (June 23) did not hand out free lunchboxes, did not hire buses, did not have local politicians mobilize their residents, yet still massive num...

Photo of the Day: 'Xi the Pooh' sign in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tens of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets of Taipei to protest against the encroachment of pro-China media outlets in Taiwan, a sign was spotted which mocked China&...

Taiwanese praise cleanliness of anti-red media protesters vs. sloppy Han fans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were impressed with the speed and thoroughness of the cleanup after a massive rally against "red media" outlets, which is in stark contrast to the ...

Rally against pro-China Taiwanese media held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally against pro-Beijing Taiwanese media was held on Sunday afternoon, with tens of thousands of people pouring out on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei despite intermitten...

Taiwan lawmaker urges government to restrict pro-China media from competing for public tenders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) urged the government to examine public tenders won by pro-China media at a press conference on Monday (June 17). The New Power Party (時...

A manifesto for media reform in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last weekend, dozens of senior officials from right across Taiwan’s mainstream media attended an industry summit. There’s nothing strange about that, you may thi...

NSB: Taiwan needs no media advice from Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a list of over 70 Taiwanese news media executives and political commentators attending a controversial gathering in Beijing last week was revealed over the weekend, Taiwan&#...

Chinese subsidies for leading Taiwan companies a bone of contention: Nikkei Asian Review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Research by Nikkei Asian Review revealed that Taiwan electronics supplier Foxconn, the chairman of which has announced a bid to run for president, and media conglomerate W...

CTi News lambasted for including Taiwan in map of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are furious after a screen capture of a CTi News (中天電視) broadcast surfaced on Tuesday (April 23) which included Taiwan in a map of China, leading many to cal...

Taiwan's Want Want received NT$2.8 billion state grant from China in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Want Want in China (Want Want China Holdings Limited), a food manufacturer which has holdings in media, hotels, and insurance, is found to have received up to RMB ...

CTi News fined NT$1 million for fake news about farmers dumping pomelos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has fined CTi News (中天電視) NT$1 million (US$32,000) for failing to check the veracity of a report last month that 2 million...

Taiwan students launch petition against media group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Students at Shih Hsin University in Taipei launched a petition against the Want Want China Times Group after accusing it of spreading fake news, reports said Saturday. The gr...