Taiwan

At least 32 die after tour bus crashes in Taipei

A tour bus flipped over and crashed on an exit ramp in Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Monday night, killing at least 32 and leaving 12 injured, government sources said.

Taipei, Beijing warn of bird flu outbreak

Taiwan raised its bird flu alert on Monday after the highly pathogenic virus strain killed more than 3,000 birds at a turkey farm in the west of the country, the government said.

Eastern Taiwan on disease alert after first case of H5N6 bird flu

Disease containment measures were imposed in eastern Taiwan on Tuesday a day after health authorities confirmed the first case of H5N6 avian flu.

Uber halts service in Taiwan amid government pressure

Uber announced Thursday that it will suspend operations in Taiwan next week under orders of the country's transport authority which issued heavy fines against the app-based taxi service, state-run media reported.

EU slams anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Taiwanese steel products

The European Commission imposed a new round of penalties on China and Taiwan on Friday after an investigation found that certain steel products had been sold at dumped prices in Europe.

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 "narrow-minded."

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 that escalated tensions. 

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 said.

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 President said late Friday.

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 Civil Code.

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 through" before making any changes.

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 Trump.

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 Beijing.

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 will focus on studying US policy toward China.

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 editorial on Saturday.

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.

Thousands urge Taiwan lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage rights

More than 10,000 people rallied outside Taiwan's parliament Monday to demand quick legislative action that would clear the way for Taiwan to become the first Asian nation to recognize same-sex marriage.

Tens of thousands march to support gay rights bill in Taiwan

Over 80,000 supporters of gay rights and marriage equality marched in the 14th annual Taiwan LGBT Pride rally in Taipei City on Saturday afternoon in support of a marriage equality bill that could make Taiwan the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Body pulled from mud and rubble in China after typhoon, 26 missing

A body was retrieved from the debris of dozens of houses destroyed in a landslide in eastern China's Zhejiang province as a result of heavy rains brought by typhoon Megi, the authorities said on Thursday.

Several people missing in China as typhoon rains trigger mudslide

More than two dozen people were missing in China's eastern Zhejiang province after torrential rains from Typhoon Megi triggered a large mudslide that buried dozens of homes on Wednesday, local media reported.

Four dead, scores injured by Typhoon Megi in Taiwan

Typhoon Megi hit Taiwan's east coast and travelled across the island Tuesday, causing at least four fatalities and nearly 170 injuries as well as major power outages, flooding and damage, authorities and local media reported.

Taiwan premier tells China "no more political conditions"

Taiwan's national sovereignty and dignity should not be compromised for the sake of concessions from China, Taiwanese Premier Lin Chuan said Tuesday, two days after opposition officials bypassed the government and met with Chinese officials in Beijing.

Powerful Typhoon Malakas batters Taiwan and southern Japanese islands

A powerful typhoon accompanied by strong wind and heavy rain pounded Taiwan and islands in the southern Japanese archipelago Saturday, authorities said.

Typhoon Meranti kills seven in China, Malakas to hit Taiwan and Japan

Super Typhoon Meranti has left seven people dead and another nine missing in China's eastern Fujian province, officials said Friday. 

Typhoon Meranti batters south-eastern China and Taiwan

China issued its highest weather warning as Typhoon Meranti made landfall on the southeastern coast on Thursday, bringing heavy rains and gales of up to 48 meters per second.

Super Typhoon Meranti lashes Taiwan, causes floods and power outages

Super Typhoon Meranti left more than 867,000 households in Taiwan without electricity and one person missing on Wednesday, as the eye of the storm passed close by the south of the island nation.

Taiwan premier orders inquiry into Mega Bank after hefty US fine

Taiwan's premier has ordered an investigation into Mega International Commercial Bank, one of the island's biggest banks, after US regulators fined its New York branch 180 million dollars for violating anti-money laundering laws.

At least 26 killed in Taiwan tourist bus accident

At least 26 people were killed in Taiwan when a tourist bus rammed a guardrail and burst into flames Tuesday, state media reported.

Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall in China after killing 3 in Taiwan

Typhoon Nepartak has made landfall in eastern China with winds of up to 100 kilometres an hour and heavy rains after leaving three people dead in Taiwan the previous day, state-run Xinhua news agency said Saturday.

Two dead as typhoon hits Taiwan

Severe rain and wind brought by Typhoon Nepartak killed at least two people and injured dozens in Taiwan, authorities said Friday.

Taiwan on high alert as Typhoon Nepartak approaches

Taiwan was preparing for Super Typhoon Nepartak, expected to slam into the island late Thursday, state-run Central News Agency reported.

Taiwan nursing home fire kills six

At least six people died in a fire at an elderly care centre in northern Taiwan on Wednesday, a news report said.

Taiwan navy's accidental missile launch kills fisherman

A Taiwanese navy patrol boat accidentally launched a supersonic anti-ship missile on Friday, killing a local fisherman, the military said.

New Taiwan president vows to solve problems, keep working with China

Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated Friday, vowing to solve the island's social and economic problems, and to maintain existing dialogue mechanisms with Beijing.

Taiwan's new president stresses domestic affairs in inauguration

Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated Friday, vowing to solve the island's social and economic problems, and to maintain existing dialogue mechanisms with Beijing.

Taiwan's first female leader must absorb pressure from China, economy

Facing demands from China and a slowing economy, Taiwan's first female leader does not face an easy ride.

Foxconn vice chairman to become Sharp president after takeover

Sharp said Thursday a Foxconn vice chairman will become president of the struggling Japanese electronics maker as it reported an annual net loss for the second straight year.

Court jails organizer of fatal party in Taiwan

A court in Taiwan Tuesday sentenced the organizer of a dance party, at which an explosion led to the deaths of 15 people, to four years and 10 months in jail, a media report said.

Foxconn to acquire troubled Sharp for revised price of 3.5 billion

Foxconn Technology and Sharp approved the Taiwanese electronics maker’s reduced takeover bid for the struggling century-old Japanese company, the two companies said Wednesday.

Japan stations troops near disputed East China Sea islands

Japan stationed ground troops Monday on a remote island near a group of East China Sea islets that are disputed with China and Taiwan.

Foxconn puts 6-billion-dollar bid for Sharp on hold

Taiwan's Foxconn puts on hold its 6-billion-US-dollar offer for beleaguered Japanese electronics maker Sharp, citing new information of possible risk.

Death toll from Taiwan earthquake reaches more than 100

The confirmed death toll reached 108 people from the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Taiwan a week ago, authorities said Saturday.

Mourning ceremonies held for victims of Taiwan quake

Religious ceremonies were held in Taiwan Friday to mourn dozens of victims of an 6.4-magnitude earthquake a week ago.

Death toll in Taiwan earthquake now 62, more than 60 still missing

Rescuers said Thursday that 60 people were confirmed dead in the ruins of the 17-storey Weiguan Jinlong apartment building that collapsed in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan in Saturday's 6.4-magnitude earthquake.

Taiwan building developers arrested after quake collapse

Three former executives of the company that built the apartment block in Taiwan that collapsed during an earthquake at the weekend, killing dozens, were arrested late Tuesday.

Death toll reaches 38 in Taiwan earthquake

More than 100 people are missing two days after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed at least 38 in southern Taiwan, while three people were rescued alive, authorities said Monday.

34 dead, more than 100 missing after earthquake in Taiwan

More than 100 people were missing a day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed at least 34 in southern Taiwan, authorities said Sunday.

23 dead, dozens missing after earthquake in Taiwan

More than 70 people were missing one day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed at least 23 in southern Taiwan, authorities said Sunday.

Strong earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan, killing 11

At least 11 people, including an infant, were killed and hundreds injured when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, authorities said.

Strong earthquake kills five in Taiwan, several injured

At least five people including an infant were killed and dozens injured when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, authorities said.

Magnitude-6.4 earthquake shakes Taiwan, damage reported

An earthquake measuring 6.4 in magnitude struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning.

Record cold snap catches East Asia off guard; dozens killed in Taiwan

A sudden cold snap through East Asia has left dozens dead, multiple news reports said Monday.

Taiwan - proud democracy in China's shadow

Taiwan has been an Asian trouble spot since the end of the civil war in China in 1949.

Tsai Ing-wen: Taiwan's first female president

Tsai Ing-wen, elected Taiwan's first female president, worked for a string of government agencies after earning a doctorate in law from the London School of Economics in 1984.

Polls open, Taiwanese expected to elect first female president

Taiwanese went to the polls Saturday in an election widely expected to produce the island's first female president.