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The slow-burning issues eroding CCP supremacy

This is part two of a four-part series. Click here for part one and here for part three. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Could Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) fail to be elected to a third term at the 20...

Chinese news anchor wears colors of Ukrainian flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An anchor on Chinese state-run station CCTV 4 was spotted wearing clothing matching the colors of the Ukrainian flag on Monday (March 1) despite reporting that blamed the ...

President Xi Jinping, China's 'chairman of everything'

BEIJING (AP) — The last time the Olympics came to China, he oversaw the whole endeavor. Now the Games are back, and this time Xi Jinping is running the entire nation. The Chinese pre...

Taiwan think tank adds China to 'Types of Headaches' meme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan think tank on Wednesday (Dec. 8) posted its take on a popular meme showing what a headache it is living next to China, to show solidarity with Ukraine as it girds...

QAnon figure says he's running for congress to fix elections

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, one of the most prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy movement, said Monday he is running for Congress in Arizona because the state is at the forefront of the fight by ...

Haidilao Taiwan swears it won't send customer footage to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid allegations the hotpot chain Haidilao (海底撈火鍋) is using Chinese surveillance technology, its Taiwan branch on Thursday (April 22) pledged not to send its video footage...

China leads in race for digital currency

Imagine going to the bank to take out cash, except without going to the bank and without the cash. If the Chinese central bank's plan for a digital yuan succeeds, the future could look something l...

Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life

WUHAN, China (AP) — Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen. Green is the "health code" that says a user is symptom-free and i...

‘We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city’

This exclusive interview with Martin Lee took place in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district last weekend. Martin Lee Chu-ming is affectionately known as the “grandfather of Hong Kong democra...

Taiwan city of Taichung to scrap Chinese-made surveillance cameras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung City Government said Thursday (July 18) it would replace surveillance cameras in underground passageways within a week after members of the public pointed out...

Hong Kong protests augur murky outlook for financial hub

HONG KONG (AP) — It’s still the world’s “freest” economy, one of the biggest global financial centers and a scenic haven for tycoons and tourists, but the waves of protes...

Hong Kong extradition bill an example of China's 'boiling frog' tactics, Taiwan must beware

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Hong Kong’s handover from the British to China in 1997 to the end of Tung Chee-hwa’s (董建華) term as chief executive in 2005, Hong Kong maintained a semblan...

Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...

China releases pop anthem to promote dystopian 'Social Credit System'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Youth League recently sponsored a music video by the mando-pop group, TFBOYS (The Fighting Boys), and several other Chinese pop s...

China blocks travel for 'social credit' offenses

BEIJING (AP) — Travelers in China were blocked from buying plane tickets 17.5 million times last year as a penalty for failing to pay fines or other offenses. The Chinese government ...