4 remanded in custody over 2019 protest case linked to Hong Kong activists who tried to flee to Taiwan

Four men, including two who tried to flee to Taiwan by speedboat in 2019, have been remanded in custody after pleading guilty in a protest-related case. Li Wai-lung became the fourth defendant to enter a guilty plea over possession of items with intent to destroy or damage property in front of Judge Douglas Yau at … Read more

Man attacked US church over ‘hatred of Taiwan’ – probe

A man who padlocked a church and opened fire on its Taiwanese-American congregation, killing one person and injuring five others, was motivated by hatred of the island and its people, US investigators said Monday. David Chou jammed the doors shut using chains and superglue as dozens of parishioners enjoyed a post-service banquet at the church … Read more

Hong Kong teen who tried to flee to Taiwan pleads guilty to possessing items with intent to damage property

A teenager who was among the 12 Hongkongers caught by the mainland Chinese coastguard while trying to escape to Taiwan by speedboat in 2020 has pleaded guilty in his 2019 protest-related case. Cheng Tsz-ho, now aged 19, appeared before Judge Douglas Yau at the District Court on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to being in possession … Read more

Hongkonger who tried to flee to Taiwan jailed 20 months for making explosives

Wong Wai-yin, one of the 12 Hongkongers who tried to escape to Taiwan via speedboat in 2020 but was caught by China’s coastguard, was jailed for 20 months after he pleaded guilty to a charge of making explosives. The 30-year-old mechanic appeared before District Court Judge Frankie Yiu on Thursday. He was accused of possessing … Read more

Freed Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che recounts ‘fascist circus’ of Chinese court

by Amber Wang A Taiwanese democracy activist, jailed in China for five years, on Tuesday described the court proceedings as a “fascist circus” and said he was told he might be released if he admitted to being a spy. Lee Ming-che (L), a Taiwanese democracy activist who was jailed in China for five years, takes … Read more

Taiwan scraps deal to buy US anti-submarine helicopters

Taiwan has opted out of purchasing anti-submarine helicopters from the United States because they are too expensive, its defense minister said Thursday. The island was planning to buy up to 12 Seahawk choppers but the deal has been scrapped as Taipei prioritises lower cost, more mobile weaponry to counter any threat from China. Photo: Office … Read more

Taiwan military monitoring Russia-Ukraine war as it plans annual wargame

Taiwan’s military on Wednesday said it was learning lessons from Russia’s war against Ukraine as it unveiled plans for its annual military exercise that simulates defending the island from Chinese attacks. The island’s 23 million people live under constant threat of an invasion by China, which views the self-ruled democratic island as part of its … Read more

‘Don’t panic’: Taiwan TV station apologizes over Chinese invasion blunder

A Taiwanese television station apologized Wednesday for “causing public panic” after erroneously running a series of alerts saying China had launched attacks on the island. Taiwan’s 23 million people live under constant threat of an invasion by China, which views the self-ruled democratic island as part of its territory to be re-taken one day, by … Read more

LINE Bank Taiwan Clocks More That 1 Million Users Within First Year of Launch

by Fintech News Hong Kong April 20, 2022 LINE Bank Taiwan announced that it has already exceeded 1.1 million customers in the first year of its operations. The neobank was among the three entities to receive a virtual banking license from Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission in June 2019. Since its official launch in April 2021, … Read more

Taiwan military issues handbook on how to prepare for potential Chinese invasion

Taiwan’s military published a handbook on Tuesday advising civilians on how to prepare for a potential Chinese invasion, including where to find bomb shelters and how to stockpile emergency supplies. China’s Communist Party has never controlled self-ruled Taiwan but it nonetheless views the island as part of its territory and has vowed to one day … Read more