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Pro-Beijing Taiwan mayor recalled in historic vote

Jun 06, 2020 - 11:01 PM

The recall vote is another blow for the opposition Kuomintang party, who favors warmer relations with mainland China

PRO-CHINA BET. Kaohsiung city mayor Han Kuo-yu (with mic) from the Kuomintang party gestures while speaking to his supporters during a campaign event in Taipei on June 1, 2019. File photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

U.S. approves potential $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The announcement is likely to anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of its territory and has previously expressed 'serious concerns' about the possible sale

FIREPOWER. File photo of an Abrams tank.

Taiwan leader plans U.S. stopover on diplomatic tour

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen plans to transit through the US when she visits 4 Caribbean diplomatic allies

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (R) chats with press after a press conference at the Taipei Guest House on August 20, 2016.  Tsai, who was inaugurated on May 20 as Taiwan's first female president, will mark her first 100 days in office next week and asked the public not to judge her job performance by just 100 days as her popularity fell to under 50 percent in a recent poll. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH

Taiwan braces for pro-China fake news deluge as elections loom

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:00 PM

In Taiwan, the term 'red media' describes both legitimate news outlets, and more opaque online sources that flood the democratic island with either pro-China coverage or outright disinformation

In this photo taken on June 23, 2019, protesters hold placards with messages that read "reject red media" and "safeguard the nation's democracy" during a rally against pro-China media in front of the Presidential Office building in Taipei. With a presidential election looming Taiwan is bracing for a new deluge of fake news and disinformation -- much of it emanating from China and aimed at making sure Beijing's preferred party wins the day, analysts say.  HSU Tsun-hsu / AFP

Populist China-friendly mayor to run for Taiwan president

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Han Kuo-yu, the mayor of Kaohsiung city, is among 5 candidates announced by the opposition Kuomintang party for its primary election

Kaohsiung city mayor Han Kuo-yu (C) from the Kuomintang party gestures while speaking to his supporters during a campaign event in Taipei on June 1, 2019.  Daniel Shih / AFP

China says US 'playing with fire' over Taiwan

May 31, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'The US recently often played the Taiwan card, in a vain attempt to use Taiwan to contain China. This is purely wishful thinking,' says a Chinese defense ministry spokesman

Taiwan president says U.S. trade deal would boost security

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says the US and Taiwanese economies are 'complementary' and that a trade pact could provide a model for the Indo-Pacific region

STOPOVER. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a conference between Taiwan and China relations organized by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in Taipei on October 26, 2017. Photo by Sam YEH/AFP

Taiwan unveils new drone as tensions with China mount

Jan 24, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Taiwan's navy shows off its new, long-range surveillance drone, the 'Rui Yuan' (Sharp Hawk), which officials say can fly for 12 hours and is now helping to monitor movements in the disputed strait between Taiwan and China

A navy serviceman stands guard next to an indigenously-made Rui Yuan unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during a military exercise at the Pingtung Air Force Base in southern Taiwan on January 24, 2019.  SAM YEH / AFP

China 'seriously challenging' peace, says Taiwan president

Oct 10, 2018 - 7:24 PM

'As Taiwan is on the frontline of the Western Pacific, we are naturally subject to tremendous pressure,' says President Tsai Ing-wen in speech marking Taiwan's National Day

VERSUS CHINA. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen takes part in an interview with AFP at the Presidential Office in Taipei on June 25, 2018. Photo Sam Yeh/AFP

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific lists Taiwan as part of China

Jul 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Even United States carriers are expected to change their listings of Taiwan, despite a White House statement in May that called China's demands 'Orwellian nonsense'

TAIWAN CONTROVERSY. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

At least 21 injured in explosion on Taipei commuter train

Jul 07, 2016 - 11:55 PM

The Taipei fire department is able to extinguish the fire though the cause of the explosion and the fire remains unclear


Taiwan commemorates first anniversary of deadly blast

Jun 26, 2016 - 6:09 PM

Victims recall the deadly Formosa Fun Coast blast which injured almost 500 people

EMERGENCY. Life guards carry a young woman suffering from facial burns to an ambulance at the Formosa Fun Coast park in the Bali District of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan on June 27, 2015. Photo by EPA

5 charged over deadly Taiwan quake building collapse

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The collapse of the Wei kuan building during the 6 4 magnitude quake in the southern city of Tainan in February left 115 dead

COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, 09 February 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Planning your DIY Taipei vacation

Nov 01, 2015 - 8:02 PM

Let this guide help you plan your food and travel adventure to Taipei

Incredible food trip in Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 31, 2015 - 10:02 AM

Taipei – where you can eat out of a mini toilet eat like a king at the night markets and find the best soup dumplings in town Make sure to explore the gastro jungle that is Taipei and nibble your way around town

Thousands evacuated as 'super typhoon' approaches Taiwan

Sep 27, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Taiwan s weather bureau upgrades Dujuan to a strong typhoon – its top category

STRONG TYPHOON. An image made available by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) shows Typhoon Dujuan approach Taiwan's east coast from the Pacific Ocean on September 27, 2015. EPA/Central Weather Bureau

More than 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park

Jun 28, 2015 - 12:44 AM

UPDATED Media reports say some victims had suffered burns to more than 40 of their bodies

EMERGENCY. Life guards carry a young woman suffering from facial burns to an ambulance at the Formosa Fun Coast park in the Bali District of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, June 27, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Taiwan 'hero' pilot found clutching joystick of crashed plane

Feb 06, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Pilot Liao Chien tsung 41 is among at least 35 people who lost their lives in the accident

The wreckage of the TransAsia Airways flight GE235 passenger plane that crashed into the Keelung River lies on the banks of the river in Taipei, Taiwan, early 05 February 2015. Photo by David Chang/EPA

Taiwan stages mass anti-China trade pact rally

Mar 30, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Tens of thousands of Taiwanese protesters took to the streets in Taipei in a bid to pressure embattled President Ma Ying jeou to retract a trade pact with China

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

Oct 31, 2013 - 9:00 PM

A magnitude 6 3 quake strikes eastern Taiwan shaking buildings in the capital Taipei

9 places to visit in Taipei

Oct 27, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Planning to visit Taipei? Here are 9 places you must see

Must-try food in Taipei

Aug 17, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Here are 6 dishes you must try in the city that proudly claims to be the world s culinary capital

TOURING TAIPEI. The night markets are famous for their food. All photos by David Lozada

Hiring of Filipinos for Taiwan jobs back on track – MECO

Aug 14, 2013 - 4:56 PM

Two days after the hiring ban on Filipinos was lifted the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei receives various job openings for Filipinos

Chinese Taipei coach on Gilas: I am not worried

Aug 03, 2013 - 7:31 PM

The coach of Chinese Taipei said he is not worried about Gilas heading into their much awaited matchup

Preview: Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei

Aug 03, 2013 - 6:07 PM

How will Gilas Pilipinas beat Chinese Taipei? Enzo Flojo tries to break down the ways

Sold-Out Saturday: Huge crowd expected for Gilas-Taiwan clash

Aug 03, 2013 - 5:47 PM

A huge crowd is expected to be the Philippines sixth man when they face tough Chinese Taipei

SOLD-OUT SATURDAY. MOA Arena is expected to be full for Gilas-Chinese Taipei. Photo by Rappler/Myke Miravite.

FIBA Asia: Gilas picks Group A

Jun 06, 2013 - 2:51 PM

Gilas Pilipinas joined Group A of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship

WE MEET AGAIN. Gilas will face Chinese Taipei in the group stage. Photo from FIBA Asia.

'Super Dan' triumphant in return

Apr 17, 2013 - 9:54 PM

Even after a long hiatus legendary badminton player Lin Dan was dominant in his return to action

Boracay named No 1 destination for relaxation, No 3 for nightlife

Jan 03, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Hotel booking site Agoda com asked their clients and the party beach got their votes

HOT DAYS, HOTTER NIGHTS. Boracay's by-the-beach bars, day-long parties and white sand beaches make it a top Nightlife destination, say the clients of All photos by Roopak Ramachandran Nair