Jul 21, 2014

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway. Cheng Chieh, a 21-year-old college student, was charged with four accounts ...

Jul 13, 2014

Taiwan starts using drones to spy on China: reports

Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday. The army in March commissioned a fleet of 32 unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, developed by ...

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

Jun 17, 2014

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

by Ko Shu-Ling

Japan will host two exhibits of more than 200 artifacts from Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, regarded by many as having the foremost collection of Chinese antiquities in the world. The exhibits, which will run from June until November, will be the first of their ...

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Jun 15, 2014

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Despite territorial standoffs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies. The escalating disputes this year between China and some of its ...

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong rallies, Beijing clamps down

Jun 4, 2014

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong rallies, Beijing clamps down

China imposed smothering security in central Beijing on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown, as tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong for potentially the biggest commemoration yet seen in honor of the student protesters killed in 1989. The White ...

May 23, 2014

Tourists from Taiwan, China, S. Korean spend the most in Japan

Tourists from Taiwan, China and South Korea accounted for 68 percent of spending by all tourists in Japan last year, according to a report by Tokyo’s de facto embassy in Taiwan. The Interchange Association, which is responsible for relations with Taiwan in the absence ...

Four killed, dozens injured in Taiwan subway stabbing spree

May 22, 2014

Four killed, dozens injured in Taiwan subway stabbing spree

A university student wielding a knife attacked riders aboard a subway train in Taiwan’s capital on Wednesday, killing four people and injuring at least 21 others, police and local media said. The seemingly random attack occurred at about 4 p.m. at the start of ...

Taiwan kicks off digital war games against simulated China invasion

May 19, 2014

Taiwan kicks off digital war games against simulated China invasion

Taiwan on Monday launched computerized war games featuring its newly acquired AH-64 Apache helicopters helping to counter a simulated attack by a Chinese aircraft carrier group, officials and media said. The five-day drill — part of the island’s biggest annual military maneuvers to be ...