Macau's experience of 'one country, two systems’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Macau prepares to celebrate 20 years under Chinese governance on Friday (Dec. 20), its attitude toward China has been contrasted with Hong Kong. Beijing has praised ...

US ambassador ‘horrified’ by Zambia sentence for gay couple

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The United States ambassador to Zambia says local government officials have condemned him for saying he was “horrified” by the sentencing of a local gay couple to 15 years in pri...

Hundreds rally in Myanmar to show support for Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest c...

Over 1,000 LGBTQ members hold pride parade in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than 1,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters have marched through New Delhi to celebrate India’s sexual diversity, which they say is progressing but still has a...

Petition to revoke British citizenship from Carrie Lam's family reaches 260,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition calling for the UK Home Office to revoke British citizenship from Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's (林鄭月娥) family members has reached over 260,000 sign...

China seen flexing legal muscles on Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — Criticism from China’s rubber-stamp parliament of a Hong Kong court decision is raising concerns that Beijing may move to flex its legal muscles and overrule the verdict. ...

China trashes Basic Law by claiming Hong Kong court has no say on face mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Hong Kong's High Court ruled that a ban on face masks was unconstitutional, China's top legislature ignored the basic tenets of the Basic Law and claim...

Hong Kong court strikes down face mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ban on face masks imposed by Hong Kong's chief executive on pro-democracy protesters has been lifted after the High Court ruled the ban was unconstitutional. The ...

Japanese-era buildings in central Taiwan to be restored

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nantou County Government proposal to reconstruct historic buildings in Jiji Township that were erected during the Japanese colonial period to serve as offices for the ca...

Han erroneously claims Taiwan not bombed by US in WWII

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While campaigning in Taoyuan City on Friday (Nov. 1), Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) erroneously claimed that the U.S. had never attacked Taiwan ...

Egypt's options dwindle as Nile talks break down

CAIRO (AP) — The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling options as it seeks to protect the main source of freshwater...

Water cannon and tear gas fired at Hong Kong protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong streets were scarred by petrol bombs, tear gas and water cannon with blue dye at an illegal march in Tsim Sha Tsui by pro-democracy Hongkongers on Sunday (Oct. 2...

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering ...

Hong Kong protesters don cartoon masks to defy face mask ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are donning cartoon character masks as they form a human chain across the semiautonomous Chinese city, in defiance of a government ban on face cover...

Hong Kong protesters rally at first legal demonstration since mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Oct. 14), well over 100,000 pro-democracy activists rallied at the first legal protest in Hong Kong since its leader Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) imposed a mask ban under ...