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China should release Taiwan activist, says US religious freedom envoy

China should release Taiwan activist, says US religious freedom envoy

The US ambassador for religious freedom on Tuesday called for the release of a Taiwan activist jailed in China, saying the case was highly concerning to the US government.

US says religious freedom in China could boost trust in Taiwan

US says religious freedom in China could boost trust in Taiwan

The US ambassador for religious freedom on Monday again urged China to give its people religious freedom, a move he said could help gain trust from self-ruled Taiwan, an island China considers its own.

Taiwan rules out any China peace pact that undermines sovereignty

Taiwan rules out any China peace pact that undermines sovereignty

Taiwan will not accept any peace agreement with China that undermines its sovereignty and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting members of the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong's China extradition plans a 'Trojan horse'

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong's China extradition plans a 'Trojan horse'

Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a "Trojan horse" for Beijing to pursue critics, pro-democracy lawmakers warned Wednesday.

BASF workers in Taiwan suspected of leaking company secrets

BASF workers in Taiwan suspected of leaking company secrets

Taiwan is investigating six current and former employees of BASF's local operations suspected of leaking corporate secrets to a rival Chinese company, an official said on Monday.

Taiwan searches for 152 missing Vietnamese tourists

Taiwan searches for 152 missing Vietnamese tourists

A search was underway for 152 Vietnamese who arrived in Taiwan on tourist visas, authorities said Wednesday, as local media reported they may have come to the island to work illegally.

Taiwan's president quits party leadership after major polls setback

Taiwan's president quits party leadership after major polls setback

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Saturday after it suffered major defeats in key mid-term polls, a significant blow to her prospects for re-election in 2020.

Taiwan fishermen protest over crackdown on troubled industry

Taiwan fishermen protest over crackdown on troubled industry

Fishermen and their families took to the streets in Taiwan Tuesday against what they said was an unfair crackdown on the industry which has been accused of illegal practices and human rights abuses.

Taiwan launches World Flora Expo with Bauhaus-style German pavilion

Taiwan launches World Flora Expo with Bauhaus-style German pavilion

Taiwan on Saturday launched a flora exposition in central Taiwan in a move aimed at boosting tourism to the island and raising its international profile.

Taiwan train driver switched off speed control before deadly accident

Taiwan train driver switched off speed control before deadly accident

The driver of a train in Taiwan that crashed killing 18 people told a court on Tuesday he had switched off its speed-control system, a court official said, as investigators pieced together events that led to the island's worst rail crash in decades.

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats.

22 dead after train flips in Taiwan

22 dead after train flips in Taiwan

At least 17 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal route in Taiwan on Sunday.