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Video game Genshin Impact censors words 'Taiwan,' 'Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest example of censorship imposed by China, gamers on Tuesday (Oct. 6) noticed that the action role-playing game Genshin Impact is censoring the words "Taiw...

US WeChat users sue Trump over order banning messaging app

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some U.S.-based users of WeChat are suing President Donald Trump in a bid to block an executive order that they say would effectively bar access in the U.S. to the hugely popular Ch...

A US WeChat ban could hurt many in America, not just China

For millions of people in the U.S. who use the Chinese app WeChat, it's a lifeline to friends, family, customers and business contacts in China. That lifeline is now under attack by ...

Q&A: What's up with Trump's orders on TikTok and WeChat?

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, for...

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the lega...

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has th...

TikTok owners show true colors with communist flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As speculation reaches a fever pitch over the fate of TikTok, a photo has surfaced showing top executives posing with party members and a communist flag inside the parent ...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture mocks Chinese censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Culture responded to the latest in Chinese censorship with a sense of humor on July 13. According to the Taiwan Ministry of Culture Facebook pa...

Douyin's facial recognition tech blocks foreigner from livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign national in China suddenly found himself being kicked off Douyin (抖音), the Chinese version of TikTok, after appearing for only one minute, for being a non-regist...

Study: WeChat content outside China used for censorship

BOSTON (AP) — Documents and images shared by users outside China on WeChat, the country’s most popular social media platform, are being monitored and cataloged for use in political censorship in China...

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...

Video shows Chinese woman call for Taiwan independence, denounce CCP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Sunday (Feb. 15) of a Chinese woman exasperated by Beijing's bungling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, who came out in support of independence for ...

Chinese netizens declare 'Vegetable English' defeats 'Korea Fish' in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China used its vast arsenal of human and robotic censors to block all news about Taiwan's elections domestically, Chinese netizens used the phrases "Vegetable ...

Chinese minders force Australian journalist to scrape Taipei off son's nightlight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese efforts to blot out Taiwan's existence as a sovereign nation have reached new extremes with authorities threatening to seize a child's globe from an Austra...

China scraps over 3,000 songs by HK lyricist Albert Leung for his speech in Taiwan: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After visiting Taiwan to take part in the debut of a new song that he wrote for Taiwanese rock band Fire Ex. (滅火器) to support Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, various media ...