Taiwan

Taiwan says China's bid to block it from Trump bash "narrow-minded"

Donald Trump's inauguration as US president has increased tensions between Taiwan and China, with Beijing trying to block the Taiwan delegation and its head on Thursday branding them in turn "...

Taiwan calls for respect after China military move in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan-China interactions should be based on fairness and respect, Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan said late Thursday, after a Chinese military vessel passed close to Taiwan earlier in the day, a move...

Apple partner Foxconn suffers sales drop amid slow iPhone 7 shipments

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group reported its first-ever annual sales decline late Tuesday, in part due to slow shipment of iPhone 7 models it manufactures, state-run media...

Taiwanese president to visit two US cities in early January

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen will make a detour to the US cities of Houston and San Francisco during her diplomatic trip to Taiwanese allies in Latin America in January, the Office of the...

Deliberations on same-sex marriage law spark rallies in Taiwan

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage demonstrated in separate rallies outside Taiwan's parliament in Taipei Monday, where lawmakers reviewed different versions of an amendment to the...

China welcomes African island nation's break with Taiwan

China's foreign ministry on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe to break ties with Taiwan.

Taiwan stays silent on Obama's "one-China" policy comments

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen declined to comment Saturday on US President Barack Obama's remarks about the "one-China" policy in which he advised his successor Donald Trump to "think it...

Taiwan turns up heat on Uber by introducing heavy fines for drivers

Taiwan's legislature on Friday ratcheted up the pressure on ride-sharing company Uber by significantly raising the maximum fine for illegally providing passenger transportation services.

Merkel says Germany will continue to abide by 'One China' policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that her country will continue to abide by the so-called "One China" policy after the agreement was called into question by US president-elect Donald...

Beijing expresses "serious concern" about Trump's 'One-China' remarks

China on Monday expressed "serious concern" after US president-elect Donald Trump said that the US does not have to be bound by its long-standing policy of reserving formal diplomatic ties for...

Tens of thousands gather in Taiwan for pro-same-sex-marriage concert

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Taiwan's capital Taipei Saturday for a pop music concert held in support of legalizing same-sex marriage.

Beijing reiterates protest after Trump tweets criticize China

After US president-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday evening to criticize China amid an ongoing uproar over his unexpected phone call with Taiwan's president, Beijing on Monday said it...

Trump's talk with Taiwan leader only a "courtesy call," Pence says

US vice president-elect Mike Pence on Sunday brushed off the uproar surrounding Donald Trump's telephone conversation with the president of Taiwan, describing it as only a "courtesy call."

Hawkish state-run Chinese paper slams Trump's Taiwan call as "petty"

China's most hawkish state-run tabloid denounced the phone call between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and US president-elect Donald Trump as a "petty gesture," in a typically blistering online...

Trump breaks with decades-old US policy in call with Taiwan president

US president-elect Donald Trump telephoned with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday in a move widely considered to risk a frosty response from Beijing.