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  • Williams coasts to 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee at Taiwan Open 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:25 am

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan - Top-seeded Venus Williams had a 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee Pei-chi in her opening match at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday.

  • Hong Kong student held at airport after violent clashes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:11 am

    HONG KONG - A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.

  • Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 9:40 pm

    TAINAN, Taiwan - Prosecutors investigating the deadly collapse of an apartment building in southern Taiwan have approved the detention of three construction company executives on charges of professional negligence resulting in death.

  • Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 am

    TAINAN, Taiwan - Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday.

  • Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:27 am

    TAINAN, Taiwan - After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away.

  • The Latest: More than 130 missing, 18 dead in Taiwan quake story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 7:33 pm

    TAINAN, Taiwan - The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

  • Taiwan county builds huge glass shoe as tribute to women 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 12:46 am

    CHIAYI, Taiwan - A Taiwanese county has built an enormous glass shoe as a tribute to local women who suffered from a debilitating foot disease.

  • Sovereignty, legacy factors in Taiwan leader's island visit story has photos
    Updated: Jan-28-16 7:55 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Seeking to assert Taiwan's sovereignty and build his legacy, President Ma Ying-jeou paid a visit Thursday to an even smaller island also claimed by China.

  • Despite mild weather, H&M sales rise globally 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 6:40 am

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB says fourth quarter sales grew by 14 percent as the company expanded with new shops in India, South Africa, Peru and Taiwan.

  • US criticizes planned island visit by Taiwan president 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 5:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is criticizing plans by Taiwan's outgoing president to visit a Taiwanese-occupied islet in the disputed South China Sea.

  • Taiwan stages military drills on island off Chinese coast story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 3:33 am

    KINMEN, Taiwan - Taiwan held small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast Tuesday, in a renewed signal of its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats.

  • Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 8:44 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years. Here is a look at the worst cold weather to hit the region in years:

  • Dozens of deaths blamed on rare cold snap in Taiwan story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 7:23 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan officials have blamed an unusually cold weather front for the deaths of at least 57 mostly elderly people in the greater Taipei area.

  • Military: Human remains found at Arizona F-16 crash site 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 1:54 am

    BAGDAD, Arizona - Human remains have been found at an Arizona crash site where an F-16 fighter jet piloted by a student from Taiwan went down, the military said Thursday night.

  • The Latest: Human remains found at Arizona F-16 crash site 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 1:28 am

    BAGDAD, Arizona - The latest developments in the crash of an F-16 fighter in northwestern Arizona. (All times local):

  • Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 8:01 am

    BEIJING - The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election.

  • China publicizes landing drills near Taiwan after elections 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 6:36 am

    BEIJING - Chinese forces recently held live-fire landing exercises along the coast opposite Taiwan, the military's official television channel said Thursday, days after the self-governing island elected an independence-leaning president.

  • China's Taiwan office deputy head under investigation 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:41 am

    BEIJING - A deputy head of the Chinese Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office has been placed under investigation for apparent corruption amid renewed scrutiny of Beijing's policies toward the island following its election of a new independence-leaning president.

  • China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-17-16 6:05 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party's new legislative majority, but managing the island's delicate relations with China will be tricky.

  • Flag-waiving teen pop star unites fractious Taiwan 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 1:47 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwanese politicians came out in support Saturday of a teenage pop star who was forced to apologize for waving the island's national flag on a South Korean television program, reigniting the complex issue of national identity on a day when voters are electing a new independence-leaning president and national legislature.

  • Taiwan presidential race showcases women's increasing role 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 6:04 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan appears all but certain to elect a female president on Saturday, underscoring the vast political gains women have made over the island's decades-long transition from authoritarianism to thriving democracy.

  • China, the economy key issues in Taiwan's election 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 5:08 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's relationship with China is a key topic in this week's presidential election as President Ma Ying-jeou of the China-friendly Nationalist Party prepares to hand over power, possibly to the candidate of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. A look at some of the major issues affecting the election:

  • China faces few good options in Taiwan electoral outcome 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 3:46 am

    BEIJING - China isn't going to be happy with the likely victory for Taiwan's pro-independence opposition in this weekend's presidential election, but it has limited options to respond: Any angry reaction could further alienate the island's public, while a passive response could weaken Beijing's influence there.

  • In US, Asian night markets bring taste of the old and new 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 12:24 pm

    WESTMINSTER, California - Beneath the giant red sign illuminating the Asian Garden Mall in Southern California, slabs of jumbo, white squid are seared on a smoky grill. Nearby, children pluck fried potato slices off a stick and couples dance to Vietnamese ballads.

  • 8 reasons China and its president are off to a rocky 2016 story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 4:23 am

    BEIJING - Barely more than a week into 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping is having a rough time of it, with challenges ranging from a plummeting stock market to new provocations from obstreperous ally North Korea. While none pose an existential threat to his administration, the world will be watching to see whether he has the sophisticated touch needed to find durable solutions and maintain stability.