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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

WHO investigation into source of COVID in China becomes a farce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization's (WHO) month-long investigation into the origin of COVID-19 descended into farce with a rushed and bizarre conclusion to a belated press...

Leaked audio shows WHO leaders secretly criticize China at start of Covid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Audio from internal conversations among top World Health Organization leaders leaked late last month reveal that they were complaining about China's failure to provide...

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

Air China cries foul at Taiwan test results labeled 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air China on Thursday (Dec. 17) issued a notice to passengers warning them that if a negative coronavirus test report contains the words "Wuhan pneumonia," it wi...

In '76 Days,' a documentary portrait of lockdown in Wuhan

NEW YORK (AP) — “Papa!” screams a hospital worker, covered from head to toe in a Hazmat suit and PPE, in the opening moments of the documentary “76 Days." This is in the early days o...

WHO Facebook video feed blocks word 'Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the World Health Assembly (WHA) having resumed its 73rd session, a Taiwanese politician on Thursday (Nov. 12) noticed that when he typed the word "Taiwan" i...

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called...

Shanghai reports new coronavirus case imported from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai on Wednesday (Aug. 19) reported that a Chinese national had tested positive for COVID-19 five days after arriving from Taiwan. Recently, multiple people have t...

Trump and Biden's mixed records on China and Taiwan: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. The most robust indication of American support for Taiwan has perhaps come in the form of the strongest U.S. gove...

The real purpose of China’s global propaganda

China has launched its global propaganda campaign to change the narrative of the Wuhan coronavirus even as the global pandemic worsens. It paints a picture of an authoritarian government that is best ...

China may lose control of three strategically important ports amid coronavirus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's maritime Silk Road project could be derailed by fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has inflicted both economic and political costs on the global po...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to recruit pilots amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines announced on Wednesday (May 20) plans to recruit new pilots amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is taking a toll on the global av...

Chinese media estimates 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan, quickly deletes news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Wuhan officials had pledged to test all 11 million of the city's residents amid a new outbreak, news surfaced that potentially 500,000 could be found to be infected...

Australia voices support for Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia joined countries worldwide in clamoring for the inclusion of Taiwan at the World Health Assembly (WHA), set to take place Monday (May 18) in Geneva. In a Face...