- Sovereignty, legacy factors in Taiwan leader's island visit Updated: Jan-28-16 7:55 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Seeking to assert Taiwan's sovereignty and build his legacy, President Ma Ying-jeou paid a visit Thursday to an even smaller island also claimed by China.
- US criticizes planned island visit by Taiwan president Updated: Jan-27-16 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department is criticizing plans by Taiwan's outgoing president to visit a Taiwanese-occupied islet in the disputed South China Sea.
- Chinese journalist who defected is missing from Thailand Updated: Jan-22-16 11:33 am
BEIJING - A Chinese journalist who said he was fed up with a life as a government informant and fled China last year has been missing from Thailand since Jan. 11, his wife said Friday, raising concerns he might have been abducted by Chinese agents.
- China publicizes landing drills near Taiwan after elections Updated: Jan-21-16 6:36 am
BEIJING - Chinese forces recently held live-fire landing exercises along the coast opposite Taiwan, the military's official television channel said Thursday, days after the self-governing island elected an independence-leaning president.
- China's Taiwan office deputy head under investigation Updated: Jan-20-16 5:41 am
BEIJING - A deputy head of the Chinese Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office has been placed under investigation for apparent corruption amid renewed scrutiny of Beijing's policies toward the island following its election of a new independence-leaning president.
- China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai Updated: Jan-17-16 6:05 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party's new legislative majority, but managing the island's delicate relations with China will be tricky.
- Flag-waiving teen pop star unites fractious Taiwan Updated: Jan-16-16 1:47 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwanese politicians came out in support Saturday of a teenage pop star who was forced to apologize for waving the island's national flag on a South Korean television program, reigniting the complex issue of national identity on a day when voters are electing a new independence-leaning president and national legislature.
- Taiwan presidential race showcases women's increasing role Updated: Jan-15-16 6:04 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan appears all but certain to elect a female president on Saturday, underscoring the vast political gains women have made over the island's decades-long transition from authoritarianism to thriving democracy.
- China faces few good options in Taiwan electoral outcome Updated: Jan-14-16 3:46 am
BEIJING - China isn't going to be happy with the likely victory for Taiwan's pro-independence opposition in this weekend's presidential election, but it has limited options to respond: Any angry reaction could further alienate the island's public, while a passive response could weaken Beijing's influence there.