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 ...

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 ...