- 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.
- 45 Taiwan wire fraud suspects have confessed: Chinese police Updated: Apr-22-16 1:11 am
BEIJING - All 45 Taiwanese wire fraud suspects detained in Beijing after being deported from Kenya have confessed to their crimes and will be put on trial, a Chinese police official was quoted on Friday as saying, signaling a refusal to compromise on a case that has raised new frictions between Taiwan and China.
- Taiwan supreme court upholds subway killer death sentence Updated: Apr-21-16 11:14 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's supreme court on Friday upheld the death sentence given to a university student over a random May 2014 knife attack in a subway car in the capital Taipei that left four people dead and 22 injured.
- Taiwan protests ejection from OECD steel talks, blames China Updated: Apr-19-16 6:01 am
BEIJING - Taiwan says its delegation was ejected from a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's steel committee after China complained, part of an apparent hardening of Beijing's attitude toward the island it claims as its own territory.
- China criticizes Taiwan for releasing fraud suspects Updated: Apr-17-16 9:14 am
BEIJING - A Chinese spokesman criticized Taiwan after the self-ruled island released 20 fraud suspects just one day after they were deported from Malaysia, citing a lack of evidence.
- Malaysia decides not to send Taiwanese suspects to China Updated: Apr-15-16 10:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia deported 20 Taiwanese criminal suspects to Taiwan on Friday despite Beijing's request that they be sent to China, amid an ongoing battle over jurisdiction involving the self-ruled island. A Malaysia official said another 32 Taiwanese suspects sought by China also will be sent to Taiwan.
- Lawyer: Kenya illegally deported Taiwanese to China Updated: Apr-13-16 1:55 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A lawyer representing some of the Taiwanese nationals extradited from Kenya to China said Wednesday the Kenyan government acted illegally and he will be suing the state over the violations.
- Mormon missionary from Utah dies in Taiwan Updated: Apr-12-16 5:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon missionary from North Ogden has died after he was hit by a car in Taiwan while riding a bike.
- Navy officer accused of espionage; now held in Navy brig Updated: Apr-11-16 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military has charged a Taiwan-born Navy officer with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, U.S. defense officials said Monday.
- Taiwan leader visits island, urges peace in contested waters Updated: Apr-09-16 10:34 am
PENGJIA ISLET, Taiwan - Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou called for peace in Asia's contested waters on Saturday as he visited a small island in the East China Sea, one of his last symbolic foreign policy moves before leaving office next month.
- Fishing amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea Updated: Apr-08-16 6:48 am
CATO, Philippines - As Asian countries jostle for territory in the South China Sea, one Filipino fisherman is taking a stand.
- Barnes & Noble hands off some tech services for Nook Updated: Apr-07-16 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - Book retailer Barnes & Noble is bringing in help to manage its struggling Nook reader in a cost-cutting move that will lay off 99 workers.
- Taiwan prosecutors charge 5 builders in earthquake deaths Updated: Apr-07-16 7:46 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - An apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed during a February earthquake, killing 115 people, was shoddily built with only about half the load-bearing capacity required, prosecutors in Taiwan said Thursday as they announced charges against five builders.
- Mobile chat apps Line, Kakao flourishing among young Asians Updated: Apr-05-16 3:36 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Forget Facebook and Twitter.