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Mainland China to boycott Chinese 'Oscars' in Taiwan

Bejing - China's national film board Wednesday ordered mainland directors and stars to boycott Asia's top cinema awards in Taiwan, as relations between Beijing and the self-ruled democratic island worsen.

Taiwan president's bodyguard smuggling scam implicates 76: spy agency

Taipei - More than 70 members of Taiwan's presidential security detail have been swept up in a cigarette smuggling scandal, the island's spy agency announced Friday, as its chief took the unusual step of appearing in public to vow a crackdown.

China halts individual travel to Taiwan

Bejing - China stepped up pressure on Taiwan on Wednesday as it announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the self-ruled democratic island "due to current cross-strait relations".

Beijing-friendly candidate says elections a 'battle' for Taiwan

- Taiwan's upcoming elections will be a "heart-pounding, soul-stirring battle" for the island's future, Beijing-friendly candidate Han Kuo-yu said Sunday in his first speech since becoming the opposition party's presidential hopeful.

Taiwan presidential smuggling scandal engulfs China Airlines

Taipei - A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan's presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines after the island's largest carrier revealed huge quantities of duty-free cigarettes were routinely sold to staff accompanying the island's leader on visits ove...

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait, China 'concerned'

Taipei - An American warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the US Navy and Taiwanese authorities said Thursday, triggering concern in Beijing.

Taiwan foreign minister calls for 'genuine' elections in Hong Kong

Taipei - Taiwan's foreign minister on Monday called for "genuine" democratic elections to be held in Hong Kong after the city was rocked by fresh political violence, comments that will likely infuriate Beijing.

Taiwan pledges help for Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary

Taipei - Taiwan's government said Friday it would provide assistance to Hong Kongers seeking sanctuary after local media reported dozens of activists involved in an unprecedented storming of the city's parliament had fled to the island.

Taiwan asks HK, China to help fight $30m online love scams

Taipei - Taiwan urged China and Hong Kong on Tuesday to work together to investigate a spate of financial love scams that have caused over US$30 million in losses to Taiwanese targets.

Populist pro-China mayor to face Tsai in Taiwan presidential clash

Taipei - A populist mayor who favours closer ties with Beijing was named Monday as presidential candidate for Taiwan's main opposition party as it looks to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in upcoming elections.

Populist pro-China mayor to face Tsai in Taiwan presidential clash

Taipei - A populist mayor who favours closer ties with Beijing was announced as the presidential candidate for Taiwan's opposition on Monday as it looks to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in upcoming elections.

Taiwanese president courts ally Haiti during Caribbean tour

Port-au-prince - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen made a brief visit to Haiti on Saturday without unveiling new spending commitments, as she courts Taipei's dwindling allies in the Caribbean in a diplomatic struggle with China.

Taiwanese president shores up support in crisis-hit Haiti

Port-au-prince - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's choice of Port-au-Prince as the first stop in her Caribbean tour is highly symbolic of the diplomatic power struggle being played out in the region.

China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale

Bejing - China on Friday said it would impose sanctions on US companies involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to self-ruled Taiwan -- a move that has infuriated Beijing.

Fights break out as Taiwan's President Tsai visits New York

New York - Police in New York had to break up fights between supporters and opponents of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday during a visit to the United States which infuriated Beijing.

Taiwan former leader Ma cleared in political leaks case

Taipei - Taiwan's former president Ma Ying-jeou was found not guilty in a political leaks case on Friday, a major legal victory for a politician facing a slew of lawsuits since leaving office.

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Bejing - China demanded Tuesday that the United States "immediately cancel" a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles, adding fuel to tensions between the two powers.

US State Dept approves potential $2.2 bn arms sale to Taiwan

Washington - The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Taiwan leader plans US stopover on diplomatic tour

Taipei - Taiwan's leader will stop over in the United States during a visit to four Caribbean diplomatic allies in a move that could anger Beijing.

Taiwan rejects HK firm's skycraper bid over China 'security concerns'

Taipei - Taiwan has vetoed a $2 billion bid by a Hong Kong-led consortium to build a twin skyscraper in Taipei citing national security concerns, arguing the company is too heavily influenced by mainland China.

Taiwan rejects HK firm's skycraper bid over China 'security concerns'

Taipei - Taiwan has vetoed a $2 billion bid by a Hong Kong-led consortium to build a twin skyscraper in Taipei citing national security concerns, arguing the company is too heavily influenced by mainland China.

Taiwan bike makers peddling home as trade war rumbles along

Taichung - Set to a rhythmic soundtrack of clacking machinery, whirring drills and inflating tyres, bikes take shape at a factory run by Taiwan's Giant, which is leading the island's push to regain its crown as bike maker to the world.

Hong Kongers emigrate as freedoms and living standards slide

Taipei - Hong Kongers are looking for greener pastures overseas as the city's freedoms and living standards slide, with those emigrating saying the huge political protests rocking the international finance hub are just the latest catalyst.

Gou cedes Foxconn control as he eyes Taiwan presidency

Taipei - Taiwan's richest man Terry Gou said on Friday he would cede control of tech giant Foxconn to a committee, leaving the Apple-supplier in uncharted waters while he runs for president.

Hong Kong unrest alarms Taiwan with wary eye on China

Taipei - Images of riot police battling protesters in Hong Kong this week have reverberated in nearby Taiwan where many recoil at what they fear could be their future if Beijing has its way.

Taiwan's Tsai to seek re-election after defeating party challenger

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is set to seek a second term after she successfully saw off a primary challenge on Thursday from within her own party to stand as their candidate.

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taipei - Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality.

We do: Taiwan's gay newlyweds urge Asia to follow their lead

Taipei - As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday urged Asian governments to follow their island's lead.

We do: Taiwan's gay newlyweds urge Asia to follow their lead

Taipei - As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday urged Asian governments to follow their island's lead.

China rebukes US over warship sail-by in Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China said Thursday it had lodged a protest with Washington after two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait amid rising tensions between the two powers.The US Navy said the USS Preble, a destroyer, and USNS Walter S.
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