AP's story on the day the Wall fell

BERLIN (AP) — This story was first published on Nov. 9, 1989, and describes the moment when East Germany announced it was opening its borders. The Associated Press is republishing the story to mark th...

Protesters trash Xinhua News' Hong Kong office

Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China’s official news agency in a show of anger against Beijing after chaos broke out downtown on Saturday (Nov. 2), with police firin...

China's Communists hold key meeting amid rising challenges

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is holding a key meeting this week amid a drastically slowing economy, ongoing protests in Hong Kong and pushback abroad against Beijing's g...

China's Communists holds key meeting amid rising challenges

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is holding a key meeting this week amid a drastically slowing economy, ongoing protests in Hong Kong and pushback abroad against Beijing's global ambition...

Czech top court dismisses taxation of church restitution

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's top court has dismissed legislation that would have taxed the compensation churches receive from the state for property seized during the country's communist era. ...

Thai army chief rants at critics, warns of Hong Kong unrest

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's powerful army chief has declared that the country's government is virtually at war with its critics, warning that politicians and intellectuals may "manipulate" young people ...

Should Taiwanese basketball fans boycott the NBA?

KAOHSIUNG (Taipei News) — It seems like almost every week, a new international company, brand, or organization is falling over itself to apologize for hurting the feelings of citizens of the Peo...

Hong Kong's older protesters awed, humbled by zeal of youth

HONG KONG (AP) — Watching from a side road as young protesters dressed head-to-toe in black whirled into action to deal with another volley of tear gas from Hong Kong riot police, kicking away the smo...

Analysis: New challenges confront China's Communists at 70

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has an ambitious goal for China: to achieve "national rejuvenation" as a strong and prosperous nation by 2049, which would be the 100th anniversary of Communist Par...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Terry Gou: I have a strong desire to run for president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last updated: (GMT+8) 21:45 Sept. 8, 2019 Terry Gou (possible candidate) [ Chinese version ] I have a strong desire to run for president During a meeting...

Communist Party Matsu Temple in southern Taiwan declared illegal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 6), the local government of Tainan City declared that a so-called “temple” dedicated to the goddess Matsu and co-opted by supporters of the Ch...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Canadian cops laugh at pro-CCP protesters accidentally chanting 'Free China!'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a bizarre case of a Freudian slip or Chinglish gone awry, hordes of pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) demonstrators were overheard inadvertently shouting out "Free Chin...

Review: Red scare of '50s tests friends in 'Chelsea Girls'

"The Chelsea Girls: a Novel" (Dutton), by Fiona Davis Best friends Hazel and Maxine, stars of Fiona Davis' new book, "The Chelsea Girls," never really got to be girls. Circumstances ...

Explosion in China's Sichuan targets local CCP chapter, wounds 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Sichuan, China announced that an explosion occurred on Friday (July 26) in Youxian District of Mianyang City (綿陽市游仙區) that appeared to specifically target local ...