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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.

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

Taipei - Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation.

Taiwan gay couples plan weddings even as opponents fight back

Taipei - At the cake shop they run in Taipei, Shane Lin and Marc Yuan are planning their upcoming wedding as they expectantly await Asia's first gay marriage law -- but a last-minute push by conservatives could scupper their dreams.

Vietnam seizes half tonne of ketamine in crackdown on synthetic drugs

Hanoi - Vietnamese police have seized half a tonne of ketamine worth $21 million in Ho Chi Minh City, a key transit hub that has seen record busts of synthetic drugs in recent weeks as narcotics gangs use its ports and air links to shuttle drugs across the reg...

Taiwan tycoon and presidential hopeful Gou gets tips from Trump

Taipei - Taiwan's wealthiest man and presidential hopeful Terry Gou met with Donald Trump at the White House this week, with the Foxconn chief saying the American president warned him that the job he is going for is "tough".

Suspect in Taiwan Valentine's murder jailed in Hong Kong

Fpo - A Hong Kong man wanted in Taiwan for strangling his pregnant girlfriend in a case used by the city to justify controversial changes to its extradition laws was jailed Monday, but not for murder.

China says navy warned off French warship in Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China said Thursday its navy warned off a French warship that had entered the Taiwan Strait earlier this month and has lodged an official protest over the rare move by a European power.

'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.
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