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The fishers of Penghu see firsthand the tensions between Taiwan and China

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A tiny Taiwanese archipelago of islands embodies the complicated relationship between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.


A pineapple symbolizes the tense relationship between China and Taiwan

Thursday, January 25, 2024

The alleged Chinese theft of an exclusive new pineapple cultivar from Taiwan is prompting questions about how far Beijing will go to coerce Taiwan — and who really owns the food we eat.


China has had a muted response to Taiwan's weekend elections

Monday, January 15, 2024

Taiwan chose a president and legislature — in an election China was closely watching. A U.S. delegation is in Taipei, part of Washington's close diplomacy with both China and Taiwan.


Taiwan elects a new president from the ruling party amid tensions with China

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Voters in Taiwan select a new president this weekend. Taiwan is a sensitive subject in relations between the U.S. and China.


Taiwan's upcoming election attracts the attention of China, the U.S. and others

Friday, January 12, 2024

Voters in Taiwan go to the polls Saturday to pick a new president and legislature. It's being watched closely because democratic Taiwan works closely with the U.S., but it is also claimed by China.


There's tension between China and Taiwan but that's not the case with their music

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Tensions between Taiwan and China are growing. But despite the rift, they maintain tight cultural connections — pop culture, that is.


A preview of the Taiwan presidential election

Saturday, January 06, 2024

Taiwan votes for its next president this month. Low wages and the constant threat from China remain major issues in a dramatic and messy campaign season.


House bill aims to restart controversial DOJ program that targeted Chinese academics

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

The Justice Department ended the controversial "China Initiative" nearly two years ago amid criticism of racial profiling. A House spending bill could revive the initiative.


Misinformation is becoming more sophisticated in Taiwan

Friday, December 22, 2023

Disinformation efforts are becoming more sophisticated in Taiwan, and often it's domestic platforms spreading false information.


As China's migrant workforce ages, how will the country support them?

Thursday, December 21, 2023

China's 300 million migrant workers helped power its economic growth. Many are approaching retirement age however, with no social safety net to support them.


How young adults in China feel about their dimming economic prospects

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

China's slowing economic growth is putting pressure on citizens in their 20s and 30s. They feel their future won't be as bright as that of their parents.


COVID hurt Beijing's economy — but for some, this has been an opportunity

Monday, December 18, 2023

China's economy still hasn't fully recovered since Beijing lifted COVID-19 restrictions a year ago. But not everyone is hurting; an effort to spur high-tech industry is yielding some winners.


Hong Kong media tycoon and democracy activist Jimmy Lai goes on trial

Monday, December 18, 2023

Hong Kong media mogul and democracy activist Jimmy Lai goes on trial after more than 1,000 days of pre-trial detention.


In Taiwan's elections, nuclear energy is a major campaign issue

Saturday, December 16, 2023

One key issue in Taiwan's 2024 presidential elections is whether to build more nuclear power plants. Proponents say they would protect the island's energy sources from potential threats from China.


Beijing tightens its political grip on Hong Kong

Friday, December 08, 2023

An escaped activist, a jailed protestor and a missing journalist: Here is what has been happening in Hong Kong this week — as Beijing furthers its control in the region.


China turns quarantine centers into apartments — a year after lifting COVID rules

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Dozens of makeshift centers were built but stand empty. Officials want to revive a stagnating economy and attract young workers to cities by turning the structures into affordable housing.


The history of Taiwan's turkey dish

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Turkey isn't a Thanksgiving dish on Taiwan: it's a common topping over rice. Turkey became big in Taiwan, which has a lot to do with the U.S.


How turkey became a popular dish in Taiwan

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Turkey isn't just a Thanksgiving dish in Taiwan: it's also a common topping over rice. And how turkey became big in Taiwan has a lot to do with the U.S.


U.S. lifts sanctions on Chinese police institute accused of human rights abuses

Sunday, November 19, 2023

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a Chinese police institute it alleges was part of human rights abuses that targeted China's ethnic Uyghur minority.


China is revamping its global Belt and Road Initiative

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

China is making changes to the global infrastructure initiative after some initial stumbles in its first decade — and it's now in direct competition with the U.S.