Taiwan president calls out predecessor for looking for enemies at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) described former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Sunday (Aug. 23) as looking for enemies within the nation and characterized his thinking as f...

'V for Vendetta' pulled in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dystopian political action film is said to have been removed from the shelves of China’s major online video platforms over alleged anti-government themes. &ldqu...

Kaohsiung residents' hopes high after Taiwan's first mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate and former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) handily defeated his opponent, Kuomintang (KMT) City Councilor Li Mei-jhen...

China's state TV pulls UK soccer broadcasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state broadcaster CCTV has removed coverage of English Premier League soccer matches due to political clashes between Beijing and the U.K. On Thursday (July...

Telegram will not hand over users' data to Hong Kong authorities, for now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Encrypted messenger platform Telegram said Sunday (July 5) that at present, it is refusing to hand over the data of Hong Kong users as the authorities come up with ever-ne...

Beijing to send 300 police to Hong Kong: Kyodo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese news agency Kyodo News reported on July 4 that Beijing is planning to deploy 200 to 300 armed police officers to Hong Kong as "observers." According ...

Hong Kong activist book to be published in Taiwan over security law concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new book compiling interviews of Hong Kong activists in the anti-extradition bill movement will be published in Taiwan to avoid the risk of legal consequences if it is p...

Hongkongers use creativity against new security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to counter Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong, residents of the region have developed creative ways to express dissent without risking arr...

Taiwan's culture minister visits anti-extradition protest exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te (李永得) on Saturday (July 4) visited an exhibition marking the first anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong at Taiwan Comic B...

US vice president calls Beijing's Hong Kong security law a 'betrayal'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday (July 2) slammed the Chinese government for asserting its unchecked power in Hong Kong, calling implementation of the new nation...

Taiwanese warned not to travel to Hong Kong, Macau, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (July 2) urged Taiwanese to avoid travel to Hong Kong, Macau, and China now that the draconian security law has bee...

Taiwan high on list of countries Trump considering abandoning: Bolton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his bombshell book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton writes that Taiwan is high on President Trump's list of countries to abandon. In his 577-page me...

Hong Kong schools ordered to play Chinese anthem, fly China flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government has instructed all primary and secondary schools in the special administrative region to play the Chinese national anthem and display the five-sta...

Black Lives Matter rally to be held Saturday in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement will be held on Saturday afternoon (June 13) in Taipei. As protests continue across the globe after the ...

11 Taiwanese prosecuted for paint attack against Hong Kong singer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 11 Taiwanese are facing prosecution for their involvement in a paint attack on Hong Kong singer-activist Denise Ho (何韻詩) in Taipei last September. Hu Chih-we...