- 17 Taiwan tourists injured in train-bus crash in Switzerland Updated: May-21-16 1:01 pm
BERLIN - Seventeen tourists from Taiwan were injured when a German high-speed train collided with a tour bus in the Swiss lakeside town of Interlaken, Swiss police and a Taiwanese official said Saturday.
- New Taiwan president omits one-China principle in speech Updated: May-20-16 10:26 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's new independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen tread carefully around the thorny issue of relations with China in her inaugural address Friday, emphasizing the importance of two decades of growing exchanges without mentioning the one-China principle fundamental to Beijing.
- Taiwan's leader faces thornier ties with China, growth woes Updated: May-20-16 12:32 am
BEIJING - Taiwan's newly inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen, the first female leader of the self-ruled island, must confront major challenges including navigating increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and rejuvenating the flagging economy.
- China stages war games days ahead of Taiwan inauguration Updated: May-18-16 8:16 am
BEIJING - China is staging large-scale joint war games featuring mock beach landing, helicopter assaults and tank battles along its east coast facing Taiwan, just days before the inauguration of the self-governing island's new independence-leaning president.
- Taiwan panda's 'proof of life' photo debunks death rumors Updated: May-18-16 7:24 am
BEIJING - The subject of the photo looks out from behind bars, with newspapers arranged in front of him to prove what day it is. This "proof of life" shot is not a scene from a kidnapping but an effort by the Taipei Zoo to debunk rumors that a prized panda recently died.
- Taiwan executes man for 2014 subway stabbing spree Updated: May-11-16 2:19 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan has executed a man convicted of killing four people in a subway stabbing spree two years ago, an attack that strengthened support for the death penalty on the island, where violent crime is rare.
- Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes Updated: May-01-16 6:19 pm
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:
- Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest Updated: May-01-16 12:27 am
BEIJING - Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.
- China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan Updated: Apr-30-16 9:14 am
BEIJING - China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.
- US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.
- Taiwan fishermen protest Japan's seizure of boat Updated: Apr-27-16 3:36 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Scores of Taiwanese fishermen protested Wednesday outside Japan's representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard.
- Arkansas secretary of state reports 4 new expense-paid trips Updated: Apr-24-16 1:51 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has disclosed that four foreign and state entities paid more than $20,800 for food, lodging and travel expenses for trips to China, Ghana, Taiwan and New Orleans last year.