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Demonstrators outside the Legislative Yuan — Taiwan's parliament — in Taipei on Tuesday
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 28, 2024
Taiwan protesters gather as opposition pushes contentious law
The legislation would give lawmakers greater investigative powers and effectively curb the authority of the island's new president, Lai Ching-te.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has pledged to build three advanced plants in the U.S. state of Arizona with total investments exceeding $65 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 27, 2024
TSMC’s foreign investments are good for Taiwan, official says
TSMC is the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, with Apple and Nvidia relying on it for their most important products.
Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te makes a speech during his visit to a military camp in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on Thursday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 26, 2024
After China drills, Taiwan president again offers talks
Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te said Sunday he was still open to working with China on building "mutual understanding and reconciliation."
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Washington on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 25, 2024
U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs to meet next week, as military drills around Taiwan end
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will meet his Chinese counterpart, Dong Jun, next week for the first time, the Pentagon said Friday.
Demonstrators during a protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Friday
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 25, 2024
Taiwan protesters gather against bill aimed at president
Tens of thousands of people gathered outside the legislature in Taipei on Friday, while smaller demonstrations were reported in other cities around the democratic island.
Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te is sworn into office during the inauguration ceremony in Taipei on Monday. The global community should stand firm in their support for Taiwan and not be intimidated by China's aggressive tactics.
EDITORIALS
May 24, 2024
Taiwan and its new president deserve our support
Taiwan is not an independent country, but neither is it a “renegade province” as the Chinese leadership insists.
Chinese military vessels sail in an unknown location around Taiwan on Thursday amid joint military drills aimed at punishing the self-ruled island and its new president.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 24, 2024
China says Day 2 of Taiwan drills tests ability to 'seize' key areas
The Chinese military said the exercises test its ability “to jointly take control of (the) battlefield and launch joint strikes, and to seize control of crucial areas.”
A Chinese military ship northwest of Pengjia Island, off the coast of northern Taiwan, on Thursday
ASIA PACIFIC
May 23, 2024
China's military kicks off large-scale 'punishment' drills around Taiwan
The large-scale joint military exercises come days after the self-ruled island’s new president was sworn into office.
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te speaks on stage during his inauguration ceremony outside the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 22, 2024
Japan protests Chinese envoy's 'inappropriate remarks' over Taiwan
Ambassador Wu Jianghao appeared to insinuate that the Japanese people would be “brought into the fire” of conflict over support for self-ruled Taiwan.
Demonstrators during a protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Tuesday
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 22, 2024
Taiwan lawmakers defy protesters as they look to pass bill Friday
Opposition lawmakers will make a final push to pass legislation aimed at reining in new President Lai Ching-te’s administration.
Demonstrators during a protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 22, 2024
Thousands protest contentious Taiwan parliament reforms
The protests in Taiwan outside parliament, and a raucous session inside, demonstrate the feverish political atmosphere facing new President Lai Ching-te.
A lithography system made by ASML at an Intel facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, on April 19.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 21, 2024
ASML and TSMC can disable chip machines if China invades Taiwan
Sources said the chipmakers have ways to shut-off the world’s most sophisticated chipmaking machines in the event of an attack.
Legislators from Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (top) gather by the parliamentary speaker's seat as lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (bottom) display various placards to protest against bills tabled by the opposition to expand the power of parliament in Taipei on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 21, 2024
Taiwan parliament erupts in arguments at start of Lai's presidency
Politicians from both sides engaged in rowdy arguments amid an opposition push to expand the powers of the legislature in which the president's party has no majority.
Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te (left) and Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim wave to a crowd following his swearing-in at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 21, 2024
As new Taiwan leader takes office, a fragile status quo and power struggle at home await
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te has pledged to build on the legacy of his predecessor.
Former Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and new President Lai Ching-te wave during an inauguration ceremony outside the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 21, 2024
China rebukes Japanese and South Korean lawmakers visiting Taiwan
Beijing's embassy in Tokyo said the visit seriously contravened the spirit of Sino-Japanese commitments.
Despite the proximity of Pingtan island to Taiwan, many there were unaware of Lai's inauguration on Monday — or even sure who the man Beijing has described as a "dangerous separatist" was.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 21, 2024
Taiwan inauguration barely makes ripples across strait in China
Many were unaware about the events taking place in Taipei, and some didn't even know who Lai Ching-te, the island's new president, was.
Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te delivers his inaugural speech after being sworn into office during the inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 20, 2024
Lai Ching-te: From coal miner's son to Taiwan president
The Harvard graduate worked in a hospital in southern Taiwan before turning to politics in 1996 during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis.
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te (right) waves alongside outgoing leader Tsai Ing-wen during the presidential inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 20, 2024
‘Cease the intimidation,’ Taiwan’s new president tells China in inaugural speech
New leader Lai Ching-te used his inauguration speech to deliver a clear message to Beijing: Taiwan will not be subordinate to China.
Subject to the Chinese probes is polyacetal resin, a type of plastic used for automobile parts and other items.
JAPAN
May 19, 2024
China launches anti-dumping probes targeting Japan and others
Subject to the probes is polyacetal resin, a type of plastic used for automobile parts and other items.
Taiwan's Albatross II unmanned aerial vehicle is displayed as the island's Defense Ministry showcases its domestically developed drones to the media in Taichung, Taiwan, in March last year.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
May 19, 2024
Taiwan's Lai to bolster 'porcupine' defense against China threat
Lessons learned from the war in Ukraine about how rapidly developing drones can outfox traditional weaponry hint at new Taiwan leader Lai Ching-te's defense policy.

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