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Taiwan envoy hails US ties after Trump inauguration

Washington - The leader of a Taiwanese delegation that defied Chinese anger to attend US President Donald Trump's inauguration said Friday that US-Taiwan ties were at a "historic high.

Taiwan tells Beijing to grow up over Trump ceremony row

Taipei - China should not be so "narrow-minded", Taiwan said Thursday, after Beijing pressed Washington to block the island from attending Donald Trump's inauguration.

Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

Taipei - Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing.

Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

Taipei - Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing.

Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

Taipei - Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing.

China will 'take the gloves off' over Taiwan: media

Bejing - China is running out of patience with Donald Trump's stance on Taiwan, state media said on Monday, and will "take the gloves off" if he keeps challenging the One China policy.

China will 'take the gloves off' over Taiwan: media

Bejing - China is running out of patience with Donald Trump's stance on Taiwan, state media said on Monday, and will "take the gloves off" if he keeps challenging the One China policy.

China will 'take the gloves off' over Taiwan: media

Bejing - China is running out of patience with Donald Trump's stance on Taiwan, state media said on Monday, and will "take the gloves off" if he keeps challenging the One China policy.

Beijing warns Trump: One China 'not negotiable'

Bejing - Beijing on Saturday warned the US that the One China policy was non-negotiable, after Donald Trump suggested he could abandon the decades-old diplomatic principle and boost ties with Taiwan.

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may lift sanctions on Russia and won't stand by the "One China" policy unless Beijing improves its currency and trade practices.

China aircraft carrier enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Taipei - China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait in a highly symbolic show of strength, but Taiwan insisted Wednesday there was no need for panic even as tensions boil over the island's diplomatic status.

China aircraft carrier enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Taipei - China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait in a highly symbolic show of strength, but Taiwan insisted Wednesday there was no need for panic even as tensions boil over the island's diplomatic status.

China aircraft carrier enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Taipei - China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait in a highly symbolic show of strength, but Taiwan insisted Wednesday there was no need for panic even as tensions boil over the island's diplomatic status.

China slams Tsai meeting with US Senator Ted Cruz

Bejing - China said Monday it "firmly opposed" a meeting between Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen and Senator Ted Cruz, as a state-run newspaper warned of "revenge" against President-elect Donald Trump should he abandon the One China policy.

Taiwan president heads to US as Beijing watches

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen left for the United States Saturday on her way to Central America, a trip that will be scrutinised by China, incensed by her congratulatory call to Donald Trump.

Pole dancers jam traffic at Taiwan politician's funeral

Taipei - Fifty pole dancers clad in black bikinis gave one Taiwan politician a raucous final send-off in an eyebrow-raising funeral parade that jammed traffic and drew crowds of onlookers.

Taiwan prisoners turn artisan chefs as 'jail food' takes off

- If it were not for the locked doors, knives chained to the table and uniformed staff, the food factory inside Taoyuan women's prison would resemble any commercial kitchen.

Taiwan leader urges reflection over Nazi parade row

Taipei - Taiwan's president on Thursday urged educators to reflect deeply on human rights and pass on those lessons to young people after a Nazi-themed parade held by Taiwanese students before Christmas sparked international furore.

Taiwan warns of growing threats from China

Taipei - Taiwan's defence minister warned Tuesday that threats from China were growing daily after Beijing's aircraft carrier and a flotilla of other warships passed south of the island in an exercise as tensions grow.

Taiwan school principal resigns over Nazi parade

Taipei - The principal of a Taiwanese high school has stepped down after students held a Nazi-themed parade ahead of the Christmas weekend, triggering a furore and harsh criticism from Israel.

Taiwan moves a step closer to legalising same-sex marriage

Taipei - Taiwan's parliament on Monday passed the first draft of a controversial marriage equality bill, moving the island a step closer to becoming the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex nuptials.

China's aircraft carrier passes south of Taiwan

Taipei - Taiwan said Monday it was closely monitoring the movements of China's sole aircraft carrier and five other warships, which earlier passed south of the island on an exercise held amid worsening cross-strait relations.

China welcomes Sao Tome's split with Taiwan

Bejing - China on Wednesday welcomed Sao Tome and Principe's decision to sever ties with Taiwan, a move that comes after President-elect Donald Trump questioned long-standing US policy towards the self-ruled island.

Deep divisions in Taiwan over gay marriage reform

Taipei - Watching her boisterous twin toddlers romp around the living room, Hope Chen worries what would happen to them if she ever fell seriously ill or had an accident.

China aircraft carrier group conducts first live-fire drills

Bejing - China's Liaoning aircraft carrier battle group has conducted its first exercises with live ammunition, the country's navy said, in a show of strength as tensions with the US and Taiwan escalate.

China warns Taiwan over independence after Trump call

Bejing - China warned Taiwan that declaring independence would be a "dead end", state media said Wednesday, after the island's democratically elected president phoned Donald Trump in a precedent-breaking move.

Beijing 'seriously concerned' by Trump's One China remarks

Bejing - Beijing issued its first clear warning Monday over Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric, as state media said the Asian giant could back "forces hostile to the US" if the president-elect follows through with threats to drop Washington's One China policy.

After Trump row, China urges US to bar Taiwan leader

Bejing - China has urged Washington to block Taiwan's president from passing through the US, after reports said she may stop in New York for talks with Donald Trump's team, following a protocol-smashing phone call between the pair.

Trump talk with Taiwan leader a 'courtesy call': US VP-elect Pence

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump's controversial telephone conversation with the leader of Taiwan was just a "courtesy call," US Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday.

China protests to US after Trump speaks to Taiwan leader

Bejing - China protested to Washington Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan.
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