Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong seeks help in Taiwan

China 09/03/19, 15:51

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Chifung and other prominent pro-democracy activists arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, for a two-day visit. Wong, a major figure in Hong Kong’s ongoing pro-democracy protests, urged the Taiwanese people to organize their own demonstrations before China’s National Day in a bid to put more pressure ...

Chinese regime bans solo travelers to Taiwan out of fear

China 08/01/19, 17:47

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, Aug. 1, condemned the Chinese communist regime for banning individual mainland Chinese citizens from visiting Taiwan. "I want to tell the Beijing authorities that China using tourism as a political tool will only disgust Taiwanese people,” said Tsai. The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced ...

Taiwan president hails US ties

U.S. 07/22/19, 14:25

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen saluted her government's ties with the United States during her short visit to Denver, Colorado on Friday, July 19. Speaking at a ballroom dinner held in her honor, Tsai said, “Each day Taiwan stands strong in the face of suppression and growing threats and the world needs ...

China urges US to stop military links with Taiwan after arms sale deal

World 07/10/19, 16:39

China has called on the United States to “immediately withdraw” the proposed arms deal and stop military links with Taiwan. The Trump administration approved the potential sale, which it said would not alter the basic military balance in the region. The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed its dissatisfaction with the United States ...

Hong Kong protests may give Taiwan’s leader a boost vs China

World 07/01/19, 21:43

Recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong are echoing in Taiwan, possibly giving the island's President Tsai Ing-wen a lift in her campaign to resist Beijing's pressure for political unification and win a second term in next year's elections. The demonstrations sparked by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's now-shelved push for ...

US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly

Europe 05/20/19, 12:58

The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke to reporters in Geneva on the sidelines of the start of the World Health Organization's ...

Terry Gou moves closer to run for Taiwan president

World 05/13/19, 07:37

Terry Gou, head of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, stepped closer to running for president of Taiwan on Monday by announcing that he would not accept a vice presidential slot on the ticket of the opposition Nationalist Party. Gou is chairman of Foxconn, which assembles electronic products such ...

Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

World 04/17/19, 03:25

Terry Gou, the head of the world's largest electronics supplier, Foxconn, says he is planning to run for president of Taiwan. Gou announced Wednesday that he would be putting himself up as a hopeful in the opposition Nationalist Party primary ahead of next year's election. The Nationalists favor closer ties with Beijing, ...

Xi’s tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges

World 01/30/19, 22:03

Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks.That hasn't panned out. Instead, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has enjoyed a surge in support, according to public opinion surveys and interviews.The residents of this self-governing island are as much inclined ...

China’s leader urges action on unification with Taiwan

China 01/02/19, 04:21

Chinese President Xi Jinping, declaring that independence is not an option for Taiwan, urged both sides to reach an early consensus on unification and not leave the issue for future generations.No one or no party can stop the trend toward unification, the Chinese leader said Wednesday in a policy speech ...

Taiwan’s Tsai says Taiwanese want to maintain self-rule

World 12/31/18, 21:19

Taiwan's leader says that the people of her island want to maintain self-rule despite recent electoral gains by the Beijing-friendly opposition party.President Tsai Ing-wen warned Tuesday in a New Year's speech that Taiwanese officials should not enter into any secret dialogue with China.The opposition Nationalist Party won 15 of 22 ...

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 ...

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