- Strong quake hits Taiwan; 160 pulled alive, many trapped Updated: Feb-05-16 7:13 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings where rescuers pulled out more than 160 people. More are still believed to be trapped inside.
- Sovereignty, legacy factors in Taiwan leader's island visit 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.
- Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths 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 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.
- China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai 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.
- 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.