China urges Taiwan to keep ties

Nov 30, 2014

China urges Taiwan to keep ties

Beijing urged Taipei to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island after Taiwan’s pro-China ruling Kuomintang party was routed in local elections. The defeat in Saturday’s elections of the Kuomintang, which lost nine cities and counties, including its ...

Oct 31, 2014

Taiwan to demand certificates for Japanese food imports

Taiwanese authorities are considering requiring production area certificates for all food imports from Japan and radiation check certificates for some, according to informed sources. The authorities plan to implement the new policy in 2015 after gauging public opinion. Following the nuclear accident at the ...

Taiwan urges Japan to cooperate more on solar power technology

Oct 30, 2014

Taiwan urges Japan to cooperate more on solar power technology

Taiwan hopes Japanese businesses will aggressively invest in Taiwanese solar power stations, Vice Premier Mao Chi-kuo said in a recent interview. Noting that Taiwanese firms have already built solar power facilities in Japan, Mao said Japanese investment in such plants in Taiwan would be ...

Oct 21, 2014

Aerial collision kills Taiwanese air force pilot

A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely. The other pilot bailed out after the midmorning collision in the southern county ...

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Oct 15, 2014

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Taiwan on Tuesday unveiled plans to process nuclear waste abroad for the first time as its power plants approach capacity — but environment groups slammed the proposal as “too risky.” The government is under growing public pressure over its unpopular nuclear policy, as concerns ...

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Oct 2, 2014

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Thousands of slogan-chanting Taiwan residents rallied late Wednesday to support the growing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, with one saying the city faces a “life-and-death” moment. The crowd, many of them Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan universities, raised their fists and sang “Boundless ...