Hong Kong protesters turn to Taiwan amid gas mask shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Hong Kong's police force employs increasingly brutal tactics to quash the protests that have gripped the city since June, including the use of tear gas indoors, gas mask...

Canadian consulate suspends Hong Kong staffers' travel to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Canadian Consulate General in Hong Kong has suspended all work travel to China for all of its local staff members after a member of the British Consulate's staff, ...

Hong Kong police strip search detained female protester

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female protester surnamed Lui (呂) said during a conference on Friday afternoon (Aug. 23) that two female police officers commanded her to strip completely naked while th...

Taiwanese diplomatic official supports Hong Kong protests in US newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle, Alex Fan (范國樞), wrote an opinion piece in the Seattle Times titled “World cannot allow Ho...

Nominees' tidbits: 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election [Countdown 141 days]

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election Last updated: Aug. 23, 2019 00:15 => Presidential candidates: party nominees Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu => Presidential candidate qualifications => El...

Pro-China candidate guaranteed to be elected as chief executive of Macao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pro-China politician Ho Iat Seng (賀一誠) is the only candidate for the upcoming election of chief executive of Macao, Reuters reports. Ho has served as Macao representati...

Support for Hong Kong protests blamed for sackings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the forced resignation of Rupert Hogg, CEO of Cathay Pacific, it is claimed there have been a number of high-profile sackings and resignations to individuals sup...

China admits detaining staffer at UK Consulate in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday (Aug. 21) that Simon Cheng Man-kit (鄭文傑), the missing staff member at the British Consulate General in Hon...

Taiwan’s medical community supports Hong Kong protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s medical community scheduled a pop-up event in front of National Taiwan University to support their fellow professionals in Hong Kong who have been treating ...

'Hongkongers, add oil!' Cathay Pacific pilot leaves office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cathay Pacific pilot who announced "Hongkongers, add oil! Be careful." over the plane's intercom has left the company. Last month, the pilot made an a...

‘White Terror’ spreads through Cathay Pacific after CEO resigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several employees of Cathay Pacific have informed Reuters that the mobile phones belonging to airline crew members landing in China are now subject to “intrusive ins...

‘Protesters vs. police’: HK die-hards defend their stance

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars an...

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...

Taiwan's KMT must take clear stance supporting Hong Kong protests: Eric Chu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former mayor of New Taipei City, Eric Chu (朱立倫), on Monday (Aug. 19) issued a very clear statement to fellow members of the Kuomintang (KMT) party, declaring that KMT ...

Hong Kong immigration to Taiwan soars by 28%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the anti-extradition bill protests rage on in Hong Kong, the number of Hong Kong citizens immigrating to Taiwan has surged by 28 percent this year. As clashes between Hon...