AP Photos: Portraits of Hong Kong's masked protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — For many protesters in Hong Kong, identity is entwined with surveillance. Their signature masks, umbrellas and top-to-bottom black outfits shield them not only from ...

Photo of the Day: Macron plays the fool in China trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his latest cartoon, American illustrator Allan Rios mocks French President Emmanuel Macron's bilateral trade deal signed with China's Xi Jinping last week. L...

World Bank cuts back project in China's restive Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — The World Bank is cutting back a $50 million project in China's restive Xinjiang following a review prompted by allegations of abuses. A statement from the bank dated ...

Photo of the Day: 'Minority rights' with NBA characteristics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the ongoing controversy over the NBA's enabling Communist China's repression of its members' freedom of speech and Charles Barkley's subserv...

'End of history'? 30 years on, does that idea still hold up?

LONDON (AP) — Months before the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with the Soviet stranglehold over the Eastern Bloc crumbling, a young political scientist named Francis Fukuyama made a declaration th...

Sarcastic 'Wan Wan come home' memes spread across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a creepy broadcast by a CCTV anchor calling on "Wan Wan [Taiwan]" to return home (湾湾, 回家吧) after China's release of "26 measures" to...

China defense chief defends policy on Hong Kong, Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China says its defense minister has defended his country's policy on the controversial issues of Hong Kong and the northwestern territory of Xinjiang in a telephone conversation with hi...

European political alliance condemns China's interference in Taiwan's elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EU’s third-largest transnational alliance recently expressed its concern over China’s interference in Taiwan’s internal affairs and presidential elec...

Photo of the Day: Xi 'educates' Lebron on minority 're-education camps'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the ongoing controversy over the NBA's placating Communist China's repression of its member's freedom of speech and Lebron James' ham-fisted...

Taiwan should lead calls for new democratic international body to replace UN

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Earlier this week, the Taiwanese ambassador to Turkey, Cheng Tai-hsiang (鄭泰祥), made headlines when he backed calls from Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the refo...

China's supporters, critics clash at UN over human rights for Uighurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Western countries like the United States, Great Britain, and Germany clashed with China and its supporters at the United Nations human rights committee Tuesday (October 29...

China and West clash over claims Beijing oppresses Uighurs

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and the West are clashing at the U.N.'s human rights committee over claims that Beijing systematically oppresses ethnic minority Muslims. The exchange too...

US lambasts China’s 'deaf' human rights record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of International Religious Freedom Day on Sunday (Oct. 27), U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said the U.S. will continue to...

Taipei mayor criticized for saying Tibetans' self-immolation 'bothers' Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) recent comments that self-immolation cases in Tibet have caused trouble for Beijing has drawn widespread criticism, but he refuses to ...

Analysis: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global?

One day in 1955, the fledgling People's Republic of China was unhappy about U.S. involvement with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considered its territory. So Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a...