‘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 ...

Report on China's 'untrustworthy' actors reveals expanding dystopian social credit scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s National Public Credit Information Centre released its annual report this week providing data on people and enterprises deemed “untrustworthy” or...

George Soros: Xi Jinping biggest threat to open societies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multi-billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros lambasted Xi Jinping and the Chinese government during an address at the 2019 World Economic Forum on Thursday. ...

Analyst: 9 predictions for China in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 2019 marks several milestones for China, namely the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the 40th year of official relations with the U.S., and the 30th ...

Chinese telecom companies like Huawei, ZTE pose serious threat to US national security: Sen. Rubio

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada, as well as a recent report on the dangers of Huawei technologies in Taiwan, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is once again ra...

After report on Huawei's 'Trojan Horse,' Taiwan retains ban on China-made gear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a report by the National Interest referring to Huawei's products in Taiwan as a "Trojan Horse," the National Communications Commission (NCC) said t...

Huawei products are 'Trojan Horse' in Taiwan: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As news that Huawei's chief financial officer (CFO) was arrested in Canada on Thursday (Dec. 6), the National Interest has posted a report asserting that the Chinese tech g...

US Senators refocus aim on China's ZTE amid likely violations in Venezuela

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese telecom giant ZTE once again finds itself in the midst of controversy, with reports that the company may be violating international sanctions in its dealings with ...

Beijing will pay snoops up to US$86,000 dollars to find pornography

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent announcement from China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications declares that Beijing is ready to pay top dollar for citizens to sco...