Video game Genshin Impact censors words 'Taiwan,' 'Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest example of censorship imposed by China, gamers on Tuesday (Oct. 6) noticed that the action role-playing game Genshin Impact is censoring the words "Taiw...

Taiwan's Buckskin wins 2 World Beer Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Buckskin (柏克金啤酒) has again been recognized at the World Beer Awards, the only Taiwanese beer brand to be awarded at the competition this year. Buckskin came away with t...

Taiwan's 'China' designation corrected on website of international mayoral coalition

Update 9:24 a.m. GCoM has updated its Taipei and New Taipei City pages to correct the names of the cities' sitting mayors. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international network of mayors ded...

Taiwan bird group changes name, reveals BirdLife's hawkish letters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a big flap over refusing to kowtow to the demands of an international bird conservation group and follow the dictates of China, the Taiwan Wild Bird Federation on Th...

China spokeswoman berates reporter for calling Tsai 'president'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying (華春瑩) on Thursday (Sept. 3) berated a Japanese reporter for referring to Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as "president" when...

New passport clearly shows 'we are Taiwanese': Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the new design for Taiwan's passport cover was unveiled on Wednesday (Sept. 3), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the new document will enhance the country'...

UPS kowtows to China's CAAC with Taiwan listing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Parcel Service (UPS) claims that it changed its online listing for Taiwan due to a "requirement" from a Chinese government agency, and Taiwan's Minist...

UPS bootlicks Beijing by listing Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Parcel Service (UPS) has joined the growing list of corporations that have kowtowed to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) by changing the listing for Taiwan on its c...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

Legislative Yuan votes to spotlight 'Taiwan' on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature on Wednesday (July 22) passed a resolution to emphasize "Taiwan" over "China" on both the nation's airline name and passpo...

Taiwan legislature calls for China Airlines name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature on Wednesday (July 22) passed a proposal to have the transportation ministry present a phased approach to changing the name of Taiwan's nation...

WHO chatbot on Facebook ignores Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netizens on Sunday (July 19) began noticing that the World Health Organization's (WHO) automated chatbot on Facebook is ignoring all questions related to Taiwan. Cl...

Germany found to have raised white flag for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Germany was found to have unceremoniously replaced Taiwan's flag with a blank, white banner under its listing for the country on the foreign ministry website — p...

Wikipedia finally designates Taiwan as 'country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The editors of Wikipedia last month finally came to a consensus that Taiwan is indeed a country instead of a "state." Over the years, the Wikipedia entry for ...

Russian coronavirus website lists 'country of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a defiant break from the standard placating of China, a Russian website that provides updates on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is listing Taiwan as a countr...