Australia denies using Chinese spy case to influence Taiwan elections

The Australian representative office in Taipei said Tuesday (Jan. 21) that its government's disclosure of a case involving a self-confessed spy from China, who was seeking asylum in Canberra late ...

Taiwan KMT official says 'Australia harbors criminals' amid Chinese spy probe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news that Kuomintang (KMT) party Deputy Secretary General Alex Tsai (蔡正元) was being investigated by Australian police for allegedly trying to bribe a Chines...

Australian police investigate Taiwan KMT official amid bribery allegations involving Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) official on Thursday (Jan. 9) confirmed that Australian police had sought to verify the identity of a Kuomintang (KMT) official for his alleged...

Taiwan KMT official allegedly tried to bribe Chinese spy into fake confession blaming DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuomintang (KMT) official and Chinese official allegedly tried to bribe and intimidate self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) into making a f...

Taiwan KMT official describes top Australian reporter as liar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) official Alex Tsai (蔡正元) on Tuesday (Dec.17) accused a top Australian journalist of having asked for money from Taiwanese intelligence in connection with ...

Taiwan president comments on China spy case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Tuesday (Nov. 26) people should not speculate about the alleged Chinese spy who has turned himself into the Australian authorities, ca...

DPP chairman says China is 'enemy of Taiwan's democracy' after meddling claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a defector's claims of Chinese meddling in Taiwan's elections, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) said that China is the...

Record 6th tropical storm in Nov. forms to southeast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced today (Nov. 26) that a tropical depression to the southeast of Taiwan has become Tropical Storm Kammuri (北冕), tying the 55-...

Alleged Chinese spymaster, wife nabbed at Taiwan Taoyuan airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two executives of a Hong Kong company alleged to be spies, including a suspected spymaster who a Chinese defector on Saturday (Nov. 23) said had recruited him, were arrest...

Latest: Judge orders bail in spy case; prosecutors appeal

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A former Twitter employee accused of spying f...

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___ Trump pushes back on reports US will remove China tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he hasn't agreed to remove any of the tariff...

Friends, family support Twitter employee charged in spy case

SEATTLE (AP) — Family and friends of a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia say he is a dedicated husband and father who has overcome recent mental health struggles. ...

Chinese-American Navy officer indicted for trying to smuggle boats into China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States Navy officer of Chinese origin and his wife were among four suspects indicted for trying to smuggle military equipment from the U.S. to China, the Washingt...

Russian commission advises pardon for Norwegian in spy case

MOSCOW (AP) — An official Russian commission has recommended a presidential pardon for a Norwegian serving a 14-year sentence for espionage. The recommendation was reported Thursday,...

Russian spy case provides test for news outlets

NEW YORK (AP) — He may be A spy. But is he THE spy? That's the question bedeviling news organizations reporting on a story about the U.S. extracting a Russian official who provided i...