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Taiwan 'already independent', Tsai warns China

Taipei - China must rethink its hardline stance towards Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, as she warned the island was already independent and that any invasion would be "very costly" for Beijing.

Taiwan 'already independent', president warns China

Taipei - China must accept that Taiwan is already independent, President Tsai Ing-wen has said, warning Beijing that any attempt to invade the democratic island would be "very costly".Tsai won a second term over the weekend with a record 8.

Beijing loathe to ease pressure despite Taiwan election landslide

Taipei - China's campaign to isolate Taiwan has backfired spectacularly with voters handing President Tsai Ing-wen a landslide second term -- but authoritarian Beijing is unlikely to abandon its diplomatic cudgel anytime soon, analysts say.

Taiwan's Tsai wins landslide in stinging result for China

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide election victory on Saturday as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.

'We want this': Hong Kong election tourists join Taiwan rallies

Taipei - At a raucous election rally for Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, Hong Konger Karen Leung surveyed the huge crowd of excited flag-waving voters as a rap song blasted over the loudspeakers and sighed: "We want to have elections like this.

Tsai vs Han: Taiwan's top two presidential candidates

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is seeking a second term against the main challenger Han Kuo-yu in Saturday's elections.

The state of Taiwan: Five things to know

Taipei - Taiwan, which is voting for a new president and parliament, has been politically separated from China for the last seven decades but faces the threat of attack by Beijing should it ever declare independence.

Tsai leads count in Taiwan election dominated by China fears

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen was out in front as votes were being counted on Saturday after an election battle dominated by the democratic island's fraught relationship with China.

Huge rival rallies on final day before Taiwan votes

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential rivals held massive rallies Friday night in a final push to convince voters on the eve of a closely watched election that looks set to infuriate China and send ripples far beyond its borders.

Tsai vs Han: Taiwan's top two presidential candidates

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is seeking a second term against the main challenger Han Kuo-yu in Saturday's elections.

Taiwan rivals in final election push as China's shadow looms

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential rivals will hold mass rallies on Friday in a final push to convince voters ahead of a closely watched election that looks set to infuriate China and send ripples far beyond its borders.

Taiwan candidates court young voters as election looms

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates are waging an all-out charm offensive to woo millions of young people in the lead-up to this weekend's election, conscious their votes could push them over the finish line.

Taiwan economy an electoral weak spot for Tsai despite strong record

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen looks set to secure a second term in elections this weekend, but her Achilles heel is an economy that China has squeezed relentlessly in an effort to assert its control over the island's future.

Taiwan election candidates mourn victims of chopper crash

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates paid tribute Saturday to the island's military chief and other officers who perished in a helicopter crash just days before key elections.

Taiwan's military chief killed in chopper crash

Taipei - Taiwan's military chief was killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday, the defence ministry said, just days before the island goes to polls to elect a new president.

Taiwan passes law against China influence ahead of vote

Taipei - Taiwan passed a controversial bill Tuesday aimed at countering China's influence on the self-ruled island, less than two weeks before it goes to the polls to elect a new president.

Sexist slurs mar Taiwan presidential elections

Taipei - Taiwan has forged a reputation as Asia's most progressive democracy and it boasts a higher proportion of women in parliament than anywhere else in the region -- yet misogynistic insults have littered its presidential race.

China aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait again

Taipei - A newly commissioned Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait for a second time Thursday, Taipei's defence ministry said, just weeks before the island goes to polls to elect a new president.

Taiwan YouTuber loses China business over Tsai interview

Taipei - A popular Taiwanese YouTuber who specialises in flirting tutorials has found his access to China go up in smoke after a humorous video of him interviewing the island's president went viral.

Taiwan probes massive visa scams involving Chinese visitors

Taipei - Taiwanese prosecutors have launched an investigation into travel agencies and civil groups that reportedly forged documents to help Chinese officials visit Taiwan, sparking concerns over potential national security breaches.
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