Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

May 15, 2014

Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

by Ko Shu-Ling

Toward the end of World War II, following a series of military defeats, and faced with a rapidly deteriorating ability to defend the homeland, Japan began launching aerial suicide attacks on Allied forces in the Pacific. These were called kamikaze attacks, which had a ...

Apr 11, 2014

Evolving tale of two Chinas

by Kevin Rafferty

The fear that China may try to take over their island is what prompted Taiwanese students last month to protest a services trade pact with China then stage a "sunflower" sit-in of Taiwan's parliament.

Students to end 24-day siege of Taiwan parliament

Apr 10, 2014

Students to end 24-day siege of Taiwan parliament

Students who have occupied Taiwan’s parliament for 24 days to protest a trade pact with China planned to leave Thursday after receiving assurances the deal they see as imperiling the island’s autonomy would undergo legislative review. The pact would allow Chinese and Taiwanese service ...

Mar 16, 2014

Taiwan train campaign plugs Tohoku tourism

A “cherry blossom train” is running on a subway line in Taipei to promote Tohoku as a travel destination. With its interior decked out with photos of cherry blossoms, the six-car train running on the Bannan metro line in the Taiwanese capital is sponsored ...

Mar 14, 2014

Japan, four others to consider rules to protect eels

Japan and four other Asian countries are set to draw up self-imposed private-sector rules to reinforce the protection of eels amid a rapid depletion of stocks, informed sources said Friday. By introducing measures such as placing limits on eel farming, Japan, China, Taiwan, South ...

Mar 12, 2014

Taiwan regulators delay Tokyo Star sale over breaches

Taiwan is delaying approval of CTBC Financial Holding Co.’s planned ¥52 billion purchase of Japan’s Tokyo Star Bank Ltd. after finding internal-control breaches at CTBC’s banking unit. Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission’s Jean Chiu, a spokeswoman for the FSC’s banking bureau, said Tuesday that its ...

China spotlights meeting with senior Taiwan figure

Feb 20, 2014

China spotlights meeting with senior Taiwan figure

Chinese state media devoted blanket coverage Wednesday to a visit by a senior figure in Taiwan’s ruling party in a sign of its desire to nudge the self-governing island closer to Beijing. Coverage of a meeting between Lien Chan and Chinese President Xi Jinping ...