Taiwan trekker missing 47 days rescued from Nepal gorge; partner dead

Apr 27, 2017

Taiwan trekker missing 47 days rescued from Nepal gorge; partner dead

A Taiwanese trekker who went missing over six weeks ago in the Himalayas of Nepal was rescued on Wednesday, but his Taiwanese girlfriend who was with him died earlier this week, a Nepalese mountaineering official said.The 21-year-old man, identified as Liang Sheng-yue, told rescuers ...

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 expert ...

Statue of Japanese civil engineer in southern Taiwan park found beheaded

Apr 16, 2017

Statue of Japanese civil engineer in southern Taiwan park found beheaded

A statue commemorating a Japanese civil engineer in southern Taiwan who contributed to Taiwan’s development was found decapitated Sunday, local media reported.Central News Agency and other outlets said an investigation is underway to uncover the motive behind the vandalism and that Tainan Mayor William ...

/ 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 to ...

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 January, ...

/ 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,” foreign ...