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, ...

Taiwan votes in local elections with Beijing in background

World 11/23/18, 21:36

Taiwanese have begun voting in midterm local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid growing pressure from the island's powerful rival China.The elections that follow Tsai's landslide victory in 2016 will decide the races for 22 mayors and county magistrates along with thousands of ...

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 leader calls on China to not be ‘source of conflict’

Asia & Pacific 10/10/18, 00:16

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has called on China not to be a "source of conflict," and has pledged to boost the island's defenses against Beijing's military threats.In a National Day address, Tsai said the best way to defend Taiwan was to "make it indispensable and irreplaceable to the world."China has ...

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