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Actress Gong Li renouncing Singapore citizenship amid China's 'blacklist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Actress Gong Li (鞏俐) appears to be in the process of renouncing her Singaporean citizenship amid a blacklist designed to punish Chinese celebrities who obtained a foreign ...

Anti-CCP duet 'Fragile’ featuring Taiwan-based singer breaks 12 million views

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video mocking China's authoritarian government titled "Fragile" has shattered the 12 million view mark in just one week. On Oct. 15, Malaysian rapper Na...

Singer voices support for Namewee, says 'being Taiwanese is a Chinsult'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following China’s ban on Taiwan-based Malaysian and Australian singers Namewee (黃明志) and Kimberley Chen (陳芳語), Taiwanese rapper Dwagie (大支) and singer Chen Chia-hsin...

Taiwan CECC deputy head chastises reporter for calling China 'Mainland'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Deputy Chief of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) caused a stir at the end of the center's press conference on Tuesday (Oct....

'Squid Game' too dark for China? Cultural values justification exposes Chinese platform’s hypocrisy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will not be showing an edited version of the South Korean hit show "Squid Game" due to ideological and cultural reasons, according to a content executive a...

Dutch influencer discovers 'photo evidence' of boyfriend’s lover in Chinese TV drama

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rianne Meijer, a Dutch influencer, has gone viral on social media in the Netherlands and China after she posted a TikTok video where she shared the discovery of her boyfri...

Chinese social media targets satirical duet by Namewee with Taiwan-based singer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese social media outlet Sina Weibo blocked the accounts of Malaysian rapper Namewee (黄明志) and Taiwan-based Australian singer Kimberley Chen (陳芳語) after they released a...

China, South Korea squabble over origins of Squid Game tracksuit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netflix’s smash hit series Squid Game has become the latest battleground in an ongoing culture war between hyper-nationalist netizens in South Korea and China. Re...

France acknowledges it sent Navy ship to Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French Defense Minister Florence Parly acknowledged Tuesday (Oct. 12) that the country sent a Navy signals intelligence ship to the Taiwan Strait. The minister provided...

‘No illicit affairs, cults or separatism’: leaked CCP guidelines draw boundaries for South Korean comics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A South Korean cartoon studio has received a set of content guidelines from the Chinese government after it announced a deal with Tencent on Monday (Sept. 27) to distribut...

Photographer condemned for breathing fire atop Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer flaunting photos of himself breathing fire atop Taichung’s Yuanzui Shan on Instagram has triggered a backlash in a Facebook hikers’ group, and n...

Research blames 'expensive wedding costs' for Chinese men not marrying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Hunan Province policy seeking to encourage young women to “stay in the countryside to serve unmarried men,” controversies surrounding the “di...

Women should stay in countryside to serve unmarried men, says Chinese official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A controversial official memo titled, "Suggestion about treating aging young men’s difficulty to find mate seriously," posted on a government website in Xi...

‘Anti-Square Dancing Device’ Goes Viral in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new gadget that can zap music speakers off from a distance has gone viral on Chinese social media after a man showed in a video how the device can be used to stop square...

'The Daily Show' fixes map of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American late-night talk show "The Daily Show" on Wednesday (Sept. 29) corrected a map of China, which the previous week had erroneously included Taiwan with...