WHO lifts ban on 'Taiwan' in Facebook comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has defended its decision to censor comments containing keywords such as “Taiwan” on its Facebook video — though it l...

Taipei Costco customers mock 'Xi JinPooh' Halloween 'effigy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens on Tuesday (Oct. 13) got a good belly laugh from a photo of a Winnie the Pooh Halloween costume for toddlers spotted at a Costco in Taipei. On Tuesda...

Video shows China's Xi suffer coughing fit during speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a speech in Shenzhen on Wednesday (Oct. 14) Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) suffered a coughing fit, prompting netizens to speculate on the health of the communis...

In Appalachia, people watch COVID-19, race issues from afar

BUCHTEL, Ohio (AP) — The water, so cold that it nearly hurts, spills relentlessly into a concrete trough from three pipes driven into a hillside near the edge of town. People have be...

Taiwan's `Red Virus' online game takes aim at Xi Jinping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online game called "Red Virus" developed by a Taiwan company visualizes the face of Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) as the Wuhan coronavirus. Chinese Forei...

Hong Kong protesters adapt signs, slogans to skirt new law

HONG KONG (AP) — It was one of the first protests in Hong Kong after a feared national security law came into effect. Among a dozen or so lunchtime demonstrators at a luxury mall in...

Photo of the Day: 'People's Republic of Coronavirus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian artist created this illustration of China's flag featuring Winnie the Pooh and four Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) particles to protest the communist country&...

Thais use humor to defeat Chinese in Twitter war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Thai netizens found themselves embroiled in a massive flamewar with Chinese on Twitter, they used self-deprecating humor to counter insults hurled by their online ad...

'Animal Crossing' suddenly banned in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China banned the popular social simulation video game "Animal Crossing" on Friday (April 10), as the game has become a platform for dissidents to openly vent the...

Photo of the Day: China's Xinnie the Pooh and friends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dual German-American citizen created this whimsical painting depicting Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) as a smug Winnie the Pooh tightly gripping the necks of Hong Kon...

‘It’s the [communist] bandit virus': Taiwanese spoof news corrects Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Trump calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus,” a Taiwanese spoof news YouTube channel has urged the U.S. to “stop stigmatizing China” a...

Indie Taiwanese game that sparked Chinese backlash given new home at Harvard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two games by Taiwanese indie game developer Red Candle Games (赤燭遊戲), including the controversial "Devotion," which was pulled after it raised a nationalistic fur...

Photo of the Day: Winnie the Pooh shadow spotted behind Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An image showing the distinct outline of Winnie the Pooh behind Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) surfaced on Taiwan TV news on Friday (Feb. 14), giving Taiwanese a good l...

Chinese state media likens HK protesters to IS terrorists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media the Global Times published an editorial on Monday (Nov. 11) calling Hong Kong protesters "thugs" and likening them to IS terrorists. Hong ...

Taiwan beats Japan 5-4 in baseball in Asian Baseball Championship finals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan clinched gold on Sunday (Oct. 20) in the nail-biting final game of the 2019 Asian Baseball Championship, beating Japan 5-4 at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Sta...