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'Sea goddess' backs Foxconn chief's bid for Taiwan president

- Tech giant Foxconn's boss Terry Gou said Wednesday a goddess had told him to run in Taiwan's presidential election.

Taiwan's Foxconn chief hints at presidential run

Taipei - Tech giant Foxconn's boss Terry Gou hinted Tuesday that he is considering running for president of Taiwan in elections early next year.

US committment to Taiwan security 'rock-solid': ex-official

Taipei - The United States commitment to Taiwan's security remains "rock-solid," a former top-ranking US official said Monday, as the two sides commemorated the 40th anniversary of legislation guaranteeing US support for the island.

US envoy defends his criticism of Chinese religious persecution

Taipei - US envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback defended his remark that China is "at war with faith" after the Chinese foreign ministry issued an angry statement condemning the envoy's words as a "malicious attack and slander on China's religious policie...

US envoy defends his criticism of Chinese religious persecution

Taipei - US envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback defended his remark that China is "at war with faith" after the Chinese foreign ministry issued an angry statement condemning the envoy's words as a "malicious attack and slander on China's religious policie...

Taiwan asks US for new fighter jets to defend against China

Taipei - Taiwan has made a formal request to the United States for new fighter jets to defend itself against increasing Chinese threats, Deputy Defence Minister Shen Yi-ming told reporters Thursday.

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong's China extradition plans a 'Trojan horse'

Fpo - Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a "Trojan horse" for Beijing to pursue critics, pro-democracy lawmakers warned Wednesday.

Dissidents trapped inside Taiwan airport allowed in after 125 days

Taipei - Two Chinese activists who spent more than four months trapped in limbo at a Taiwanese airport have been temporarily allowed to stay on the island, officials said Thursday.

Taiwan entertainer faces jail for slapping minister over history row

Taipei - A retired Taiwanese entertainer could face jail after she slapped a minister to protest government moves to address the controversial legacy of late leader Chiang Kai-shek, officials said Thursday.

Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Taipei - Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry.

Chinese dissidents in Taiwan airport limbo for over 100 days

Taipei - Chinese dissident Liu Xinglian marked his 64th birthday on Wednesday at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport, one of two refugees who have been trapped in limbo there for more than 100 days, hoping for asylum overseas.

'At any cost': China warns US Navy over Taiwan

Bejing - A senior Chinese military official warned the US Navy Tuesday against any "interference" in support of Taiwan's independence, saying that Beijing would defend its claim to the island "at any cost".

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable': Xi

Bejing - Taiwan's unification with the mainland is "inevitable", President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, warning against any efforts to promote the island's independence and saying China would not renounce the option of using military force to bring it into the fo...

China taking advantage of Taiwan's openness, warns Tsai

Taipei - China's manipulation of Taiwan's democratic openness is the biggest threat to the island's security, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday, as she called on Beijing to seek peaceful means to solve their differences.

Taiwan New Year tax protesters cite French 'yellow vest' success

Taipei - A Taiwanese tax reform campaign whose activists dress in yellow ramped up its protests Tuesday, interrupting a New Year flag-raising ceremony attended by the president, partially inspired by the recent success of France's "yellow vests".

Taiwan to enact separate law on gay marriage

Taipei - Taiwan will enact a separate law for same-sex unions after conservative groups won a recent referendum battle, the premier said, as LGBT activists Friday urged the government to abide by a landmark ruling to offer equal marriage rights.

Speeding blamed for fatal train crash in Taiwan

Taipei - Taiwan's government said Monday speeding was the main cause of a train derailment that killed 18 people last month in the first official report on the incident.

Taiwan leader's 'separatist stance' cost election: Chinese media

Bejing - Chinese state-run media on Monday blamed the electoral defeat of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's party on her "separatist stance", saying it must make an "about-face" on ties with the mainland.

Taiwan's same-sex couples put future on hold after vote defeat

Taipei - After more than three decades together, Wang Tien-ming and Ho Hsiang finally decided to tie the knot when Taiwan's top court ruled last year that same-sex marriage must be legalised.

Five takeaways from Taiwan's vote results

Taipei - A massive defeat for Taiwan's ruling party in mid-term polls Saturday was seen as an indictment of President Tsai Ing-wen and called into question her approach to China, as well as unpopular domestic reforms.

Taiwan's progressive image takes hit after divisive polls

Taipei - LGBT activists in Taiwan fear their newly won right to marriage equality is under threat, while the president is battling for her political future after a wide-ranging vote that saw the island swing towards conservatism.

Anti-gay marriage groups win Taiwan referendum battle

Taipei - Voters in Taiwan backed anti-gay marriage referendums Saturday in what LGBT activists said was a major blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer.

Anti-gay marriage groups win Taiwan referendum battle

Taipei - Voters in Taiwan backed anti-gay marriage referendums Saturday in what LGBT activists said was a major blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer.

Taiwan vote spotlights social and political rifts

Taipei - Millions of Taiwanese went to the polls Saturday in key elections which tap into a raft of divisive issues, from relations with Beijing to gay rights.

Taiwan navy gets two new warships as China tensions grow

Kaohsiung - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Thursday that the island would not "concede one step" in defending itself as she inaugurated two frigates bought from the United States aimed at boosting Taipei's naval capabilities against China.

China flaunts new partners lured away from Taiwan

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted his Dominican counterpart Danilo Medina with a raft of economic deals in Beijing on Friday, meeting a Latin American leader who recently diplomatically ditched Taiwan for a second consecutive day.

Massive Taiwan Gay Pride parade pushes key referendum vote

Taipei - Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors and supporters Saturday as tens of thousands of people took part in Taipei's Gay Pride parade -- the biggest in Asia -- ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights ...

Driver in fatal Taiwan train crash suspected of speeding: court

Taipei - A train that derailed and killed 18 people in Taiwan was speeding when it flipped off the tracks, a court said Tuesday, with the driver suspected of "professional negligence" for switching off a speed control system.

China voices 'concern' as US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China said Tuesday it has expressed concern to the United States over what it considered an affront to its sovereignty after two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Yilan - Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats.
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