Japanese engineer whose statue was decapitated lauded by Taiwan

Apr 20, 2017

Japanese engineer whose statue was decapitated lauded by Taiwan

Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Wednesday heaped praise on late Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta for his contributions to the island, after his statue was found beheaded over the weekend. Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang told a news conference that Hatta was an internationally renowned ...

Consumption of dog and cat meat banned in Taiwan

/ Apr 12, 2017

Consumption of dog and cat meat banned in Taiwan

Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring the growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature amended Taiwan’s animal protection law to double ...

/ Mar 27, 2017

China upset by Akama's trip to Taipei

China said Monday it has complained to Japan after a Japanese minister visited self-ruled Taiwan over the weekend, warning this could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Tokyo said Deputy Minister Jiro Akama went to Taiwan ...

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Mar 21, 2017

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen launched the island’s first ever homegrown submarine project Tuesday in the face of what the government says are growing military threats from China. The move comes after China sent its only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, through the Taiwan Strait in ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...