KMT opposes Chinese military drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) expressed its opposition to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) recent military operations around the Taiwan Strait, according to a press releas...

China facing food shortage after months of flooding, infestations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping's call for an end to food waste is a sign that the communist country is facing a shortage of grains and pork after months of flooding, inse...

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko's crackdown

Hundreds of women took to the streets of Minsk on Wednesday to vent their anger at a crackdown enforced by President Alexander Lukashenko in the wake of protests in Belarus. Across the Belarusian cap...

Taiwan CDC official warned world about coronavirus on Jan. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As visiting U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar praises Taiwan's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, details have emerged about a Taiwan Centers of Dise...

Philippines' Duterte volunteers to be Putin's Russian coronavirus vaccine guinea pig

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed he has accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to provide a Russian COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available and said he is willing to p...

AP Explains: From Hong Kong to TikTok, US-China ties plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has launched a major diplomatic and economic offensive against China, hitting Chinese officials with myriad sanctions over the past four months as relations ...

TikTok owners show true colors with communist flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As speculation reaches a fever pitch over the fate of TikTok, a photo has surfaced showing top executives posing with party members and a communist flag inside the parent ...

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...

Political veteran Soong rumored to be tapped to head Taiwan's SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee (李大維), being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (Au...

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday his government held a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a pote...

Australia needs to help US defend Taiwan against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the United States defends Taiwan against a Chinese attack, Australia must go and help out or it will be seen as betraying its alliance commitments in its own Pacific ho...

China to film anti-American movies to mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As disagreements between the U.S. and China escalate, recently leading to tit-for-tat consulate closures in both nations, Beijing has reportedly started filming movies and...

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House in November, America will likely be in for a foreign policy about-face as Biden reverses, dismantles or severely curtails m...

Sieren's China: Tension rises between Washington and Beijing

The tension between the US and China continues to rise. Last week, US authorities ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. Then, the US Consulate in Chengdu in western China was...

China celebrates completion of rival sat navigation system

BEIJING (AP) — China is celebrating the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the U.S. Global Positioning System and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitic...