Taiwan

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...