Photo of the Day: Celestial Empire 'does not discriminate'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inspired by the recent outrage in the U.S. over the killing of the African American man George Floyd, a Chinese artist created this illustration portraying a police office...

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply ...

Jackie Chan backs China's draconian security law for HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday (May 29), Jackie Chan (成龍), the "Clown Prince of Kung fu," joined over 2,000 performing artists in supporting China's new repressive security law f...

Asian stocks rebound after Trump avoids reigniting trade war

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rebounded Monday after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension over Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic. ...

China propagandist Nathan Rich's criminal record revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American YouTuber Nathan Rich, who goes by the handle Hot Pot King (火鍋大王), could find himself in hot water with the Chinese authorities if they ever explore his criminal r...

Liberal Warsaw mayor injects suspense into presidential vote

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Childhood actor. Pro-democracy activist. Avid supporter of the European Union and LGBT rights. Warsaw’s liberal mayor Rafal Trzaskowski made a late entry in Pol...

Massive protests raise fears of new waves of virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests after the police killing of a black man, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last...

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city. Ai was arrest...

EU weighs China policy amid concern over Hong Kong moves

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers debated Friday ways to manage tense relations with China as it asserts more control over Hong Kong and amid concern about Beijing’s influence over EU o...

Taiwan's president visits Causeway Bay Bookstore to support Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (May 29) visited Causeway Bay Bookstore in Taipei, which was re-opened by its founder Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) in April, to show support f...

Taiwan legislature condemns China's Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s legislature has strongly condemned the passing of a draft of a contentious security law by China's National People's Congress on Thursday (May 28), ...

Algeria recalls envoy to France over public TV documentaries

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria has recalled its ambassador to France for consultations after French public television aired documentaries on the North African country’s anti-government protest moveme...

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday (May 28), as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Shares rose in Tokyo, Sydney and Mumbai but dr...

Hong Kong's business hub status imperiled by security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A national security law proposed by China could imperil Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s best places to do business. The law, approved Thursday in Beijing...

Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

HONG KONG (AP) — Two pro-democracy lawmakers were ejected from Hong Kong's legislative chamber Thursday morning, disrupting the start of a second day of debate on a contentious bill that wou...