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'Joy Ride' map depicts Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American comedy film "Joy Ride" (2023) presents a map that depicts Taiwan as part of China and describes Taiwanese as a "kind of Chinese." The f...

Taiwanese singer outraged by China changing song lyrics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese singer Cheng Chih-hua (鄭智化) on Sunday (July 3) said he was outraged that the lyrics to his song have been modified for a Chinese TV show. On his Weibo account...

Censorship of 'tank cake' sparks Chinese interest in Tiananmen massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online show by Chinese livestreamer Austin Li (李佳琦) was suddenly yanked off the air over an ice cream cake shaped like a tank, prompting interest by Chinese youth in th...

Making sense of China's social media and the war in Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Much has been written about China’s muted official response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month. Analysts have scrambled to make sense of China&rsquo...

Chinese reporter ‘protests’ WTA tournament suspension for Peng Shuai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese reporter Shen Shiwei (沈詩偉) has once again posted on Twitter to speak up for Peng Shuai (彭帥), this time protesting the Women's Tennis Association’s (WTA) ...

WTA questions authenticity of email from Peng Shuai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An email purportedly from Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai (彭帥) released by Chinese state-run media on Thursday (Nov. 18) did little to quell concerns about her whereabouts ...

Actress Gong Li renouncing Singapore citizenship amid China's 'blacklist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Actress Gong Li (鞏俐) appears to be in the process of renouncing her Singaporean citizenship amid a blacklist designed to punish Chinese celebrities who obtained a foreign ...

Divers from 10 countries defy Taiwan flag ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese diving association along with athletes from 10 countries requested their national flags be removed from the leader board in support of their Taiwanese counterpa...

Chinese university allegedly investigating LGBTQ+ students’ ‘mental health status’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai University appears to have requested its colleges to list their LGBTQ+ students and report on their “state of mind,” according to a purported “c...

2 on trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic

Two amateur computer coders taken by police from their Beijing homes last year were standing trial Tuesday (May 11) in a case that illustrates the Chinese government’s growing online censorship ...

Video shows moment Chinese ambassador accidentally admits Taiwan is independent, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with Swedish TV, China's Ambassador to Sweden Gui Congyou (桂從友) awkwardly conceded that Taiwan is a country, marking the second time in a month the &qu...

Chinese embassy unwittingly admits Taiwan is independent in threatening email to Swedish journalist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish politicians are calling for the expulsion of the Chinese ambassador after he sent a series of threatening emails to a Swedish journalist, while netizens are mockin...

Turkey lashes out against criticism of 'anti-LGBTQI rhetoric'

The Turkish Foreign Ministry responded on Thursday to the international outcry over its handling of monthlong student protests at one of the country's top universities. In a statement, it warned o...

Google Translate tells world to 'live with communists'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese netizen on Monday (Aug. 3) discovered that Google Translate is now translating "down with communists" as "live with communists." In yet an...

YouTube automatically deletes Chinese epithet 'communist bandit'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese netizens on Wednesday (May 13) discovered that YouTube is automatically blocking the Chinese term "communist bandit" within 15 seconds. On Wednesday, ...