US invitation of Taiwan to democracy summit angers Beijing

The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its Summit for Democracy next month, the State Department announced, prompting sharp criticism from China, which considers the self-ruled island as its territory. The

China’s advice to stockpile sparks speculation of Taiwan war

A seemingly innocuous government recommendation for Chinese people to store necessities for an emergency quickly sparked scattered instances of panic-buying and online speculation: Is China going to war with Taiwan? The

US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and

Taiwanese diplomat hurt in scuffle with China officials in Fiji

Chinese diplomats injured one of their Taiwanese counterparts during a scuffle in Fiji earlier this month, a senior Taiwanese official said, highlighting rising concerns over Beijing’s aggressive tactics as part

Azar visit to Taiwan is fresh thorn in prickly US-China ties

A visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan this week comes amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own territory

Taiwanese pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI — Taiwan's leaders and its people were paying their respects today (Saturday) to former President Lee Teng-hui, who died this week at age 97 after bringing full democracy to

Taiwanese StarLux to add flights to Macau in August

Taiwanese startup carrier StarLux Airlines said today (Friday) it will add service to Macau and Malaysia starting in August, Central News Agency (CNA) reported. The airline will fly four round-trip flights

Taiwan ships pork to Macau after 24-year hiatus, CNA reports

Pork from Taiwan arrived in Macau for the first time in 24 years Friday after the island was recently declared a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) free zone where vaccination is not

Asia Today: New Zealand has no new cases for 2nd day

New Zealand reported zero new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the second day in a row without any new cases and the fourth day since early last week. Director-General of

Taiwanese businessman billions lawsuit against LVS is going to trial – Macau court

A Macau court has ruled that Asian American, a former business partner of Las Vegas Sands, can proceed with a lawsuit seeking billions of dollars in damages for breaking the terms of

The Latest: China, Taiwan leaders shake hands for 1st time

SINGAPORE (AP) — The latest on the historic meeting between the presidents of Chinaand Taiwan in Singapore. All times local. ___ 3 p.m. The leaders of Taiwan and

Taiwan | Imprisoned ex-President Chen given medical parole

Chen, 64, rolled down a car window and waved to about 200 supporters while a police escort took him out of the main gate at Taichung prison on Monday afternoon. Chen,

Taiwan | Annette Lu leads hundreds of supporters to visit Chen in prison

More than six mayors, 50 city councilors, county commissioners and representatives from various groups including the Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, the One Side, One

TAIWAN | Beijing’s long game just got longer

With protesters in Hong Kong settling for talks with the government rather than immediate political concessions, it looks like China has won - or at least averted disaster - and

TAIWAN | Gov’t orders evacuations as typhoon Fung-Wong approaches

Taiwan evacuated more than 2,700 people from endangered areas as Typhoon Fung-Wong, which left at least 10 dead in the Philippines and caused Manila’s worst flooding in two years, approached

TAIWAN | Oil maker fined heavily over tainted lard

Taiwan has fined a cooking oil supplier 50 million New Taiwan dollars (USD1.67 million) over its sale of tainted lard, the public health watchdog said yesterday. The Public health authority in

TAIWAN | Mainland tourist numbers record fast growth

The number of individual tourists from the Chinese mainland to Taiwan more than doubled to 615,000 in the first seven months of this year, a spokesman said yesterday. Individual tourists,

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