Mar 31, 2016

Japan urges Taiwan to relax restrictions on food imports

Japan’s de facto embassy in Taiwan has urged the country to relax restrictions placed on food from certain prefectures after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.The Interchange Association, which is responsible for bilateral relations in the absence of diplomatic ties, said in a statement that ...

Taiwanese voters bank on new leader to spur economy

Jan 10, 2016

Taiwanese voters bank on new leader to spur economy

Taiwan’s voters, angry at low salaries and unaffordable housing, are set to elect a new president — but the island’s flagging fortunes and a slowdown in China mean the winner will have a mountain to climb.Tsai Ing-wen of the main opposition Beijing-skeptic Democratic Progressive ...

/ Apr 2, 2015

Beijing: Taipei can apply to AIIB but needs 'appropriate name'

Taiwan is welcome to participate in the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) if it does so “under an appropriate name,” Chinese state media quoted officials as saying Wednesday.Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory and opposes international recognition for the island, often curtailing ...

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Feb 5, 2015

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan’s capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others.Flight 235 with ...

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

Aug 7, 2014

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

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The artworks and objects on display at the Tokyo National Museum’s latest show, “Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei,” have had something of checkered history. A large part of this was due to the efforts of the Japanese Imperial Army to get ...

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

/ Feb 10, 2014

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Taiwan and China are holding their highest-level talks since splitting amid a civil war 65 years ago, hoping to further boost contacts and ease lingering tensions, even as political developments on the self-governing island swing away from Beijing’s goal of eventual unification.Tuesday’s discussions in ...

Aug 4, 2013

Thousands in Taiwan protest conscript's death

More than 100,000 Taiwanese people took to the streets Saturday in protest over the death of a young conscript who was allegedly abused in the military.Singing a Taiwanese take on the revolutionary song “Do you hear the people sing?” from the hit musical “Les ...