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Taiwan targets former gang leader over 'China funding'

Taipei - Investigators in Taiwan have searched the home and party offices of a pro-China former gang leader known as "White Wolf" in a probe over donations ahead of key elections.

Acer's new Chromebooks coming out in September start at $649.99

Xizhi - Acer unveiled its new Chrome OS notebooks last May. It has finally announced when the computers will be on the market and how much they will cost.

China seeking to ban Taiwan flag from Gay Games: activists

Taipei - Taiwan's gay rights activists on Monday accused China of pressuring organisers of the Gay Games to bar the island's national flag at next month's competition in Paris as ties with Beijing worsen.

Taiwan's Apache fleet goes into service amid China tensions

Taoyuan - Taiwan on Tuesday put into service its fleet of US-made Apache attack helicopters, upgrading its defences against a growing military threat from China.The US sold 30 Apache AH-64E -- also known as the "tank killer" -- to Taiwan as part of a $6.

Taiwan shuts down for Typhoon Maria

Taipei - Schools and offices in Taiwan will close Tuesday and flights have been cancelled as Typhoon Maria churns towards Taiwan bringing torrential rains and powerful winds.

Taiwan businessman indicted over North Korea oil sales

Taipei - A Taiwanese businessman has been indicted over illegal oil sales to North Korea, prosecutors said Thursday, flouting UN sanctions against the nuclear-armed regime.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, in her own words

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen highlighted the need to preserve global freedoms and welcomed the island's warming ties with the United States in an exclusive interview with AFP Monday.

Taiwan still divided on gay marriage, says Tsai

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen remained non-committal Monday on whether her government will actively push for quick implementation of a landmark court ruling last year which paved the way for same-sex couples to marry.

Taiwan's Tsai urges world to stand up to China: AFP interview

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen called on the international community to "constrain" China by standing up for freedoms, casting her island's giant neighbour as a global threat to democracy.

Taiwan's Tsai on brave women, #MeToo and self-confidence

Taipei - Soft-spoken and naturally shy, Taiwan's first female leader President Tsai Ing-wen was not an obvious trailblazer.

Taiwan passes controversial bill cutting veterans' pensions

Taipei - Taiwan's military veterans will see their pensions cut as soon as next month after parliament passed a controversial bill that had sparked violent demonstrations.

Taiwan indicts three over deadly quake building collapse

Taipei - A Taiwanese developer was indicted Friday over the partial collapse of a building that killed 14 people during an earthquake in February, prosecutors said.

US unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

Taipei - The United States on Tuesday unveiled a new $255 million de facto embassy in Taiwan in what was hailed as a "milestone" in relations, drawing the ire of China which considers the self-ruled island as part of its territory.

Taiwan military drill repels 'invasion' as China tensions rise

Taipei - Fighter jets, helicopters and thousands of troops in Taiwan fought back a simulated Chinese invasion Thursday as the self-ruled island faces increasing military and diplomatic pressure from Beijing.

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

Taipei - Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an unpredictable leader and an increasingly assertive China, which claims the self-ruling island as its own.

'May the force be with you' in Taiwan's presidential office

Taipei - Darth Vader and a pose of gun-toting stormtroopers assailed Taiwan's presidential office Friday -- but the only shots fired were from a barrage of cameras, in a sci-fi makeover for Star Wars Day.

Taiwan veterans clash with police in pension protest

Taipei - Taiwanese military veterans on Wednesday scuffled with police as they tried to storm parliament in the latest of a series of protests against planned pension cuts.

Taiwan president watches naval drill as China tensions grow

- Taiwan's president watched naval drills simulating an attack on the island Friday, days before Beijing is set to hold live-fire exercises nearby in a show of force.

Man Booker reverts author's nationality to 'Taiwan' after outcry

Taipei - The Man Booker International Prize has reversed a move to change a Taiwanese author's nationality to "Taiwan, China", after the literary award was criticised for bowing to pressure from Beijing.

China's aircraft carrier sails past Taiwan as tensions rise

Taipei - Taiwan said Wednesday it sent ships and planes to track a Chinese aircraft carrier which passed through the Taiwan Strait, as Beijing's leader gave the island a fierce warning against separatism and Washington expressed strong backing for Taipei.
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