Facebook, Twitter have no plans to expand business into China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing held in Washington D.C. on Sept. 5, top officials with Facebook and Twitter said the two companies had no plans to enter the Chi...

Apple under threat by Beijing, removes 25,000 apps from China store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The tech-giant Apple has caved to demands from the Chinese Communist Party and deleted 25,000 apps from its online store in the country. CCTV reported the news on ...

Christians in Beijing issue statement condemning Communist suppression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Beijing, China an alliance of underground churches have issued a joint public statement condemning the unwarranted interference of the Communist state in their religiou...

China bans live-action Winnie the Pooh movie 'Christopher Robin'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has banned the live-action Disney movie “Christopher Robin,” possibly because of its campaign against comparisons between the movie’s character Win...

China: Tibetan students banned from religious activities

BEIJING (AP) — Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has repo...

Chinese government hides pictures of Xi, fearing defacement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a string of images of Xi splashed with ink, China's government issues instructions to hide representations of President Xi, reported Radio Free Asia. The Comm...

Monument honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo unveiled in Taipei 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of July 13 in Taipei, an unveiling ceremony was held dedicating a memorial monument to the Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) on the one year anni...

Disappearance of 'Ink Girl' in China spurs others to deface Xi Jinping images

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In July 4, a Chinese women in Shanghai live streamed herself splashing ink on an image of Xi Jinping and denouncing his authoritarianism, and was detained several hours la...

Violent veteran protests reportedly growing in Jiangsu, China amid media blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In China’s Zhenjiang (鎮江) City of Jiangsu (江蘇) Province, a veterans protest broke out over the past weekend, with news reaching international media Monday ...

No Facebook for foreigners on Chinese island of Hainan after all

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An announcement by the government of the Chinese island of Hainan that foreign visitors would be allowed access to international social media like Facebook disappeared fro...

China cracks down on ASMR videos, branded as pornography

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –After a recent ban on hip-hop and goth fashion in media, Chinese censors are now cracking down on another aspect of pop culture, with online authorities now targeting ...

Taiwan final 'fortress' of freedom in Chinese-speaking world: author

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan is the last fortress of democracy and free speech of the Chinese-speaking world, exiled Chinese writer Pan Yongzhong (潘永忠) said at a book launch in Taipei on Saturday. Pan, b...

Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from m...

China's Orwellian social credit system will ban citizens from trains, planes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is preparing to implement the next phase of its Orwellian social credit program, using the application to determine who is eligible to use transportation services in...

New China 'crime' crackdown targets threats to party rule

BEIJING (AP) — As Tibetans prepared to celebrate a Buddhist new year festival with prayers and dance, police officers went to schools, airports and public squares to read out "21 kinds of d...