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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, ...

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in respons...

World Universities Debating Championship deletes debate on Hong Kong democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Censorship of a contest held by the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) on the subject of democracy in Hong Kong was so extensive that news of the coverup only...

Calls for Taiwan independence surface on Reddit ahead of feared Tencent censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that Tencent has made a massive US$150 million investment in the social media site Reddit, many of its users have been hastily posting support for Taiwan's...

Popular Qing dynasty dramas censured by Chinese state media as 'eclipsing Xi's glory'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A post from Chinese state media Beijing Daily's microblog late on Friday has left Taiwanese and Hong Kong media, as well as Qing dynasty drama fans, in awe. Some popular dr...