Asia Pacific Mar 1, 2016

New Taiwan president's dilemma: whether to host the Dalai Lama

Taiwan President-elect Tsai Ing-wen's diplomatic honeymoon with China could be short-lived if she allows the Dalai Lama to visit the self-ruled democratic island that Beijing claims as its own, two senior political sources said. China regards Tibet's exiled spiritual leader as a separatist, and Ma ...

National / Politics Sep 25, 2015

China angered by Japan visit of Taiwan opposition leader

China's expressed anger on Friday about a visit next month to Japan by Taiwan opposition leader and presidential frontrunner Tsai Ing-wen, saying Japan should not give anyone a platform to promote Taiwan independence views. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which has traditionally favoured Taiwan's formal ...