Dispute leaves Taiwanese stuck in locked-down Chinese cities

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Beauty salon operator Shelly Chen flew from Taiwan to her hometown in China last month to see her ...
5:34 25 February 2022

Health concerns meet politics amid Taiwan’s WHO exclusion

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over t...
6:35 14 February 2022

China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

BANGKOK — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investmen...
11:54 16 January 2022

Taiwan’s leader meets with US official after election win

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Fresh from a landslide reelection victory, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met Sunday with the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taipei, a...
10:00 12 January 2022

AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that th...
3:23 12 January 2022

Taiwan’s leader reelected as voters back tough China stance

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Tsai Ing-wen was reelected as Taiwan's president by a landslide Saturday in a victory that signaled strong support for her tough stan...
15:41 11 January 2022

AP Explains: Taiwan’s election and its standoff with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign na...
4:45 11 January 2022

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping.
3:56 9 January 2022

Taiwan defense officials meet after crash kills top officer

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of top defense officials and urged them Friday to be on a lookout for military de...
7:58 3 January 2022

Taiwan’s Tsai defends Anti-Infiltration Law aimed at China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China has been relentless in its attempts to influence and infiltrate Taiwan's politics and society but the island's new ban on polit...
4:50 1 January 2022

Taiwan passes law targeting Chinese political interference

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan's legislature on Tuesday passed a law aimed at blocking political interference from China, less than two weeks before presiden...
7:59 31 December 2022

Taiwan president: Island’s democracy under threat from China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that the self-governing island's democracy remains under direct threat from rival China,...
10:41 29 December 2022

Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale

TOKYO — Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector t...
8:38 28 November 2021

Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao dies on set

HONG KONG — Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China.
6:22 27 November 2021

Self-confessed Chinese spy spills secrets in Australia

PERTH, Australia — A self-confessed Chinese spy has given Australia's counterespionage agency inside intelligence on how Beijing conducts its interfer...
5:34 23 November 2021

From air, pope greets leaders of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis managed an airborne diplomatic dance by sending telegrams of greetings to the leaders of China, Hong Kong and Ta...
4:50 23 November 2021

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

HONG KONG — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or...
15:34 13 November 2021

Q&A: How a woman’s death got tangled in Hong Kong politics

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Around Valentine's Day last year, the decomposing body of a pregnant Hong Kong woman, 21-year-old Poon Hiu-wing, turned up in the tal...
9:36 23 October 2021

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed ...
7:22 23 October 2021