Google will not drop Dragonfly project for China, rejects human rights inquiry of 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, in an interview with CNN on June 17, declared that the company has no current plans to launch the “censorship engine” being developed for...

A singer goes missing in China's effort to erase Tiananmen

BEIJING (AP) — It has been three months since Chinese rock musician Li Zhi disappeared from public view. First, an upcoming tour was canceled and his social media accounts were taken down. Th...

US condemns China's crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s crackdown on activists seeking to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre “couldn’t be more troubling,” the U.S. State De...

China totally bans Wikipedia ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --. Beijing has blocked all language editions of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday (May 15), reports Reuters. Samantha Lien, communicatio...

Apple Music China removes song by Hong Kong star due to association with Tian'anmen Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) — A song by Hong Kong pop icon Jacky Cheung (張學友) has been pulled from Apple Music in China due to its association with the Tian’anmen Square Massacre. This year ma...

US Military admonishes Google for ties to CCP, assisting Chinese military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tech giant Google is facing increasing scrutiny from the U.S. military for their dealings with the Chinese communist party, in what many analysts say may be undermining U....

Photo of the Day: Parallel lives of Xi and Winnie

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (Feb. 24), just as Chinese netizens were busy working themselves into a lather over a mocking reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping as Winnie-the-Pooh in the Taiw...

Beijing increases censorship of foreign language books printed in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some Chinese censors are reportedly inserting themselves into the printing business of some Australian publishers with printing facilities in China. The Sydney Morning ...

Report on China's 'untrustworthy' actors reveals expanding dystopian social credit scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s National Public Credit Information Centre released its annual report this week providing data on people and enterprises deemed “untrustworthy” or...

Mother of imprisoned civil rights activist condemns corrupt Chinese officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese political activist, Liu Fei-yue (劉飛躍), who runs the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch (民生觀察) website was arrested in 2016 on suspicion of subverting state power. ...

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...

Bid by China’s Tencent for Reddit provokes concerns about censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A reported bid by Chinese online giant Tencent to invest US$150 million in social media company Reddit is causing concern about the threat of censorship. The deal might be co...

China likely holding author Yang Hengjun in 'special detention,' says close friend

Chinese authorities on Thursday confirmed that they had detained outspoken blogger, author and activist Yang Hengjun at Guangzhou airport. The Australian national was reported missing last week and ha...

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

Australia's foreign minister on Thursday called for "further clarification" about the detention of Chinese-Australian author Yang Hengjun and urged that he be treated "fairly."...

China's online censors announce massive purge of user accounts, apps, data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Online censors in China conducted a large operation this week removing thousands of personnel accounts, mobile apps and deleting masses of data from the Chinese intranet. ...