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Tokyo Olympics Twitter account not posting flag for Taiwan when its athletes medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) appears to have adopted a policy of not displaying a flag of any kind next to the name of Taiwan...

Taiwan would have received BioNTech doses in March without Chinese 'political interference'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top envoy to Berlin on Tuesday (July 12) revealed that 5 million Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses would have arrived in Taiwan earlier if it had not bee...

Ted Cruz calls out White House for taking down tweet containing Taiwan flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday (July 8) accused the Biden administration of being weak on China, while Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) called on the U...

China 'strongly dissatisfied' after Japan's PM calls Taiwan country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is "strongly dissatisfied" and has lodged "solemn representations" after Japan's prime minister on Wednesday (June 9) referred to Taiwan as a...

Voice actor booted from 'Mr. Love Queen's Choice' for calling Taiwan a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American voice actor was fired from a Chinese phone game on Friday (June 4) for stating that Taiwan is a country. On June 3, Johah Scott, who is well known for his w...

Satire site lists Taiwan as 'Country of the Year' after John Cena fiasco

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the backlash over professional wrestler John Cena's cringe-worthy apology to China for calling Taiwan a country, satire website Babylon Bee on Wednesday (May 26) ...

CM Punk trolls John Cena by declaring 'Taiwan is a country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former professional wrestler CM Punk on Wednesday (May 26) joined the tag team of politicians and pundits slamming wrestler John Cena for his groveling apology to Chinese ...

NASA changes Taiwan to 'location' after China cries foul over website menu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Chinese government officials cried foul over NASA's listing of Taiwan as a country on a website menu, the space agency quickly watered down the terminology...

Tsai tells Coast Guard to paint 'TAIWAN' on ships to counter China's gray zone tactics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to counter China's "gray zone" tactics at sea, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) to display...

WHO forces 2 Taiwanese medical groups to go by 'Chinese Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the global death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus nears 2 million, two Taiwanese radiological groups have been forced to change their names to "Chinese Taipei"...

Air China cries foul at Taiwan test results labeled 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air China on Thursday (Dec. 17) issued a notice to passengers warning them that if a negative coronavirus test report contains the words "Wuhan pneumonia," it wi...

BBC bungles Chinese airline photo with Taiwanese carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A botched photo by the BBC showing Taiwan's national airline instead of a Chinese carrier, which appeared on Friday (Dec. 11), is intensifying calls by the Taiwanese p...

Taiwan's China Airlines to shrink name on aircraft to avoid confusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines, Taiwan's leading international carrier, is reportedly planning to repaint its aircraft with Taiwan-themed images and display its name in a smaller font...

Erdogan caves to Chinese pressure to take Taiwan flag off Twitter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday (Nov. 1) apparently bowed to pressure from China and pulled a tweet that had included the national flag of Taiwan among th...

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...