China's Xi calls for educators to clamp down on ‘false ideas and thoughts’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China President Xi Jinping urged teachers to tackle “false ideas and thoughts” at a Beijing education symposium on Monday. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)...

Asian shares gain as investors await news on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 percent to 21,506.92 as the Bank of Japan ended a policy...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized policies toward Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled abroad amid an uprising against Chinese rule. The official Xinhua News...

China sets aside crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to grow crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers. The southwestern province of Yunnan will ...

China’s ridiculous propaganda is drawing global ridicule but Taiwan must look deeper too

So, the in no way ironically named People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have taken to the airways once more to tell the people of Taiwan what is best for them. In an interview that would be absolut...

Dutch architect firm MVRDV reveals plan for produce market in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — MVRDV, the Dutch architecture firm that just announced its plan for the Twin Towers in Taipei last year, revealed its new project in Taiwan Wednesday, which is an open-air...

KFC dedicates China restaurant to memory of Communist hero

BEIJING (AP) — Fast food chain KFC is memorializing a popular Chinese Communist hero with restaurant decor extolling his deeds in a rare matching of an iconic American brand with Communist propaganda....

China to spend 1.19 trillion RMB on military in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s military spending for 2019 is to increase by 7.5 percent, despite a slowing annual GDP growth rate. The government released its annual defense budget on T...

Another ceasefire: Can the US and China end their trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relief swept across world financial markets Monday after President Donald Trump pushed back a March 2 deadline in a trade dispute with China. But the respite might ...

China to revamp Confucius Institutes across globe, despite backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to optimize the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, despite widespread criticism from Western nations accusing the facilities of serving to advan...

At least 20 killed in vehicle accident at China mine

BEIJING (AP) — State media report at least 20 people were killed and 30 injured in a vehicle accident at a mine in northern China blamed on faulty brakes. The Xinhua News Agency says...

Former top Chinese general sentenced to life for corruption

BEIJING (AP) — A former top Chinese general has been given a life sentence for taking and distributing bribes and possessing a large amount of property whose origins he could not account for. ...

China's economy czar going to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions. Tuesday's announcement, car...

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. ...