Feb 1, 2016

Taiwan legislature elects new speaker from victorious DPP

Taiwan’s legislature on Monday elected a new speaker from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party following its landslide victory in elections last month. Su Jia-chyuan on Monday became the first DPP speaker of the 113-seat body after the party trounced the ruling Nationalists in the ...

Taiwan conducts military drills on island off Chinese coast

Jan 26, 2016

Taiwan conducts military drills on island off Chinese coast

Taiwan held small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast Tuesday, in a renewed signal of its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats. The head of Kinmen’s defense command said the beach landing exercise and simulated attack by ...

Jan 25, 2016

Dozens of people die in Taiwan cold snap

An unusually cold weather front that caused sudden drops in temperatures has been blamed for killing as many as 57 people in Taiwan’s greater Taipei area. The Taipei government said the cold wave that pushed temperatures to a 16-year record low of 4 degrees ...

Jan 21, 2016

Japan's NHK cleared in Taiwan 'human zoo' defamation case

Broadcaster NHK did not defame a Taiwanese woman by using the term “human zoo” to refer to a century-old event involving her father, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court overturned a lower bench’s finding that had ordered the publicly-funded broadcaster to pay ¥1 ...