China sends persecution warning to hardcore supporters of Taiwan independence

Politics 11/05/21, 23:38

The Taiwan Affairs Office of China on Friday, Nov. 5, made its first public warning of heavy consequences to supporters of Taiwan independence.  The department declared that those who appeared on the "stubbornly pro-Taiwan independence" blacklist of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would be liable to criminal charges as heavy as ...

Update: Taiwanese march in support of HK protests

Asia & Pacific 09/29/19, 05:32

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Thousands of people have marched in Taiwan in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. Protestors run as police use tear gas in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Riot police fired tear gas Sunday after a large crowd of protesters at ...

6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

Asia & Pacific 04/18/19, 02:57

A strong earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan early Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region.The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien and almost 19 kilometers (12 miles) deep, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said.Water pipes at the city's train station ...

Foxconn head says he’s stepping back from daily operations

Business 04/16/19, 01:23

The head of Foxconn Technology Group says he is planning to step away from day-to-day operations at the world's largest electronics provider but will continue to guide the company's "major direction."Terry Gou told reporters Monday at an event in Taipei that he wants to work on a book about his ...

Taiwanese launch yellow vest movement to protest taxes

Asia & Pacific 12/27/18, 01:02

Protesters in Taiwan are taking a page from France's yellow vest movement.Thousands of demonstrators turned out Thursday for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes.Wearing yellow vests, they shouted slogans outside the Ministry of Finance in Taipei and waved banners ...

Taiwan reinforces ban on Huawei network equipment

Business 12/10/18, 23:45

Taiwan is reinforcing its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. amid security concerns.Officials sought over the weekend to reassure lawmakers and the public that such measures have been effective and the threat to the communications sector is minimal.Huawei has established a presence ...

Analysis: Strong opposition showing challenges Taiwan’s Tsai

World 11/26/18, 00:03

A strong showing by Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party in this weekend's local elections presents a major challenge to independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen as she grapples with growing economic, political and military pressure from rival China.While Saturday's polls were largely decided by local concerns, Beijing cast a heavy shadow after two ...

Update: China says Taiwan vote a desire for better ties

World 11/24/18, 19:47

The Latest on local elections in Taiwan (all times local):8:45 a.m.China says the results of local elections in Taiwan, where President Tsai Ing-wen's independence-leaning party suffered a major defeat, reflect a desire for better relations between the mainland and the self-ruled island.Ma Xiaoguang, the spokesman for Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office, ...

China’s pressure on Tsai weighed in local Taiwan elections

Asia & Pacific 11/22/18, 20:53

China and its growing pressure campaign loom large as Taiwan holds elections for mayors and other local officials Saturday, in what is partly seen as a referendum on the policies of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen.The opposition Nationalists are counting on their pro-business image and a more accommodating line toward Beijing, ...

Taiwan train derailment kills 17, injures 120

World 10/21/18, 03:37

Seventeen people were killed and 120 others injured on Sunday after an express train traveling to Taiwan's southeast coast went off the tracks, officials said.The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers to Taitung city when it derailed at 4:50 p.m. in the rural township of Tungshan, the ...

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