Nov 28, 2016

Sea Paradise operator to run new aquarium planned in Taiwan

Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc., a member of Japan’s Seibu Group, announced Monday that it will operate an aquarium to be built in northern Taiwan. Construction will begin next year and the facility is expected to open in 2020, President Nobuyuki Furukawa told reporters after signing ...

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Nov 24, 2016

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Armored vehicles and equipment belonging to the Singapore military were seized by Hong Kong customs at a major port in the city after arriving from Taiwan, Singapore’s defense ministry said Thursday. Without mentioning Taiwan, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that a ...

Nov 21, 2016

Taiwan sees exchange with China's leader at APEC as positive

A brief exchange between representatives from Taiwan and China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting is a “positive” development for relations across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s Presidential Office said Monday. China cut an official communications mechanism with Taiwan in June after new President ...

Nov 14, 2016

Hong Kong's autonomy eroded

Beijing's promise to uphold the "one country, two systems" formula that was designed to protect Hong Kong's distinct features — in particular its political system — looks increasingly empty.

Xi meets with Taiwanese opposition leader

Nov 1, 2016

Xi meets with Taiwanese opposition leader

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the leader of Taiwan’s opposition party Tuesday, state media reported, as Beijing’s relations with the island’s new president deteriorate. Cross-strait ties have worsened under Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, whose China-skeptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took office ...

Oct 28, 2016

Taiwanese man detained over huge carrot hoard

A Taiwanese man has been detained for hoarding 300 tons of carrots in what authorities say was a bid to manipulate prices. Investigators in the southern city of Kaohsiung have been probing fruit and vegetable prices, which have remained high since back-to-back typhoons battered ...