China’s VPN ban emphasizes Taiwan’s online freedoms

There is a long list of freedoms which are denied to the people of China but enjoyed, indeed often taken for granted, by the people of Taiwan. One such freedom, for which the difference between the...

Duck farm in Changhua tests positive for H5N2 bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another duck farm, this time in Taiwan’s Changhua County, has been struck by a high pathogenic strain of H5N2 avian influenza, according to the Animal Disease Control Cen...

Nearly 60% of Taiwanese working overseas are in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly two thirds of Taiwanese working overseas were employed in China in 2015, according to statistics released by the government on Thursday. According to the Di...

Trump ups US ante on Taiwan, but China has leverage too

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump sounds ready to use U.S. policy toward Taiwan as a bargaining chip to extract concessions from China, but both of the world powers could play at that gam...

Despite fanfare, Chinese fans doubt Lippi will work miracles

BEIJING (AP) — A native of Shanghai, a city synonymous with the Chinese growth miracle, Yi Weizhong watched up-close as his country morphed into a world economic powerhouse. Yet he c...

Artiz Parra named AP chief correspondent for Iberia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Aritz Parra, a multi-format journalist based in Beijing, China, has been named The Associated Press' chief correspondent for Iberia. In his new role, Parra will he...

Taiwan seeks talks with China on extra Lunar New Year flights

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Sunday it hopes to hold talks with Beijing on adding flights across the Taiwan Strait during the Lunar New Year holiday despite a cooling in relations b...

China's crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces

BEIJING (AP) -- In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Shadowy foreign f...

Premier against 'political factors' in entertainment industry

Taipei, July 16 (CNA) Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said that actors and actresses should be allowed to act in movies without "political factors" getting in the way, in response to an incident in which a Ta...

200,000 expats in China seen to vote in Taiwan's 2016 elections

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) More than 200,000 Taiwanese living in China will likely return to the island early next year to cast their votes in two crucial elections that may set a new course in cross-Taiwa...

Protesters throw eggs at KMT headquarters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Protesters threw eggs at the headquarters of the Kuomintang Wednesday, blaming the ruling party for the failure of the Legislative Yuan to pass proposals for constitutional refo...

Association of Taiwan Journalists raps China's threat to press freedom

Taipei, June 3 (CNA) The Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) on Wednesday railed against China's draft National Security Act, which had passed its second reading in the National People's Congr...

Court considers detention of spy suspects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors on Thursday applied with a court for the detention of former military intelligence Major Wang Tsung-wu, who has been suspected of betraying agents to China. Wang a...

Ex-military intelligence officer questioned about spying for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least one retired military intelligence officer was being questioned Wednesday on suspicion of having betrayed names of Taiwanese agents to China. Taiwan’s military has bee...

Willingness to work in China drops to 6-year low: survey

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) A 1111 Job Bank survey conducted in February showed that nearly 61 percent of respondents were willing to work in China, the lowest percentage in four similar surveys the compa...