Life in prison now possible punishment for spies in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spies could be condemned to serve the rest of their lives in prison following amendments to the National Intelligence Work Act passed by the Legislative Yuan on Friday (De...

Travel agencies suspected of smuggling 5,000 Chinese into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fake associations provided letters of invitation to 5,000 Chinese, helping them obtain travel documents for short visits to Taiwan, reports said Wednesday (December 11). ...

Taiwan president presents Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to Australian NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at a human rights award ceremony on Tuesday morning (Dec. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged countries sharing similar values with Taiwan to continue defendi...

Taiwan's ex-president aided by member of China's CPPCC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court verdict in a case involving illegal political donations revealed that the campaign of former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was aided by money from an advi...

Iraqi protesters: At least 15 stabbed in Baghdad square

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters say at least 15 people have suffered stab wounds in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of their movement, after political parties and Iran-backed militia ...

Taiwan media outlet Master Chain criticized for being China lackey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan media outlet Master Chain stands accused of producing communist-friendly content and being a Beijing lackey after announcing it would open an office in Beijing. ...

Ex-defense minister of Taiwan says Beijing approached him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan continues to grapple with alleged Chinese interference in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, former Taiwanese Defense Minister Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) reve...

Anti-infiltration bill sent to second reading at Taiwan's legislature

A draft bill designed to complement existing laws on preventing foreign hostile forces from intervening in Taiwan's democratic political system and elections went directly to a second reading at t...

72 Taiwanese experts enrolled in China’s Thousand Talents Program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 72 Taiwanese professionals have enlisted in China’s Thousand Talents Program (Thousand Talents Plan, TPP) designed to recruit talent from home and abroad in...

Executives of 3 Taiwan TV stations named by 'Chinese spy' invited to NCC meetings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Executives of three Taiwanese television stations denied accusations by an alleged Chinese defector that they had received funds from China during a meeting with Taiwan...

China allegedly seeks to infiltrate Australian Parliament: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the shocking revelation by a self-claimed Chinese spy about Beijing’s espionage in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia, reports have surfaced that Chinese int...

Taiwan 2020 presidential campaign video hacked to support China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) campaign video for the 2020 presidential election has been modified by China's cyber army to support a unification view, l...

Historian warns some Taiwan media outlets are mouthpieces for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent Chinese-American historian Yu Ying-shih (余英時) warned on Friday (Nov. 22) of Taiwan media outlets acting as mouthpieces for the Chinese government. Hosted by N...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating govern...

Attacker bites politician's ear, others slashed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart prot...