Taiwan sharply boosts defense budget amid tension with China

Asia Pacific Aug 15, 2019

Taiwan sharply boosts defense budget amid tension with China

Taiwan unveiled its largest defense spending increase in more than a decade on Thursday amid rising military tensions with its neighbor China, which considers the self-ruled island its own and has not renounced the use of force against it. President Tsai Ing-wen's Cabinet signed off ...

Figure Skating Jul 24, 2019

Taiwan blames China after being stripped of skating event

Taiwan blamed China's "malicious suppression" Wednesday after being stripped of hosting figure skating's Asian Open this year, warning against the interference of politics in sport. China has ramped up military and diplomatic pressure on Taiwan since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016. Taiwan's figure ...

Taiwan may give Hong Kong protesters asylum

Asia Pacific Jul 20, 2019

Taiwan may give Hong Kong protesters asylum

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday that her government would consider providing political asylum to fleeing Hong Kong activists who were involved in protesting a controversial China extradition bill earlier this month. Tsai, who is in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia on a ...