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Taiwan to improve ties with India, official says, despite Chinese disfavour

Taiwan to improve ties with India, official says, despite Chinese disfavour

Taiwan will strengthen ties with India's new government, including more official visits, a top official of the self-ruled island said on Wednesday, despite China's continuing efforts to isolate what it considers to be a wayward province.

Taiwan's leader says Chinese drills a threat but not intimidated

Taiwan's leader says Chinese drills a threat but not intimidated

Taiwan is not intimidated by China's military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese military manoeuvres were denounced by a senior US official as "coercion" and a threat to stability in the region.

Cathay Dragon flight makes safe emergency landing in Taiwan

Cathay Dragon flight makes safe emergency landing in Taiwan

A Cathay Dragon flight from Taiwan to Hong Kong made an emergency landing on Monday after experiencing a "technical issue" shortly after take-off with sparks reported coming from one of the Airbus A330's engine exhausts.

Taiwan condemns Beijing after Chinese jets cross maritime line

Taiwan condemns Beijing after Chinese jets cross maritime line

Taiwan on Sunday condemned what it called a "provocative" move by China after two Chinese fighter jets crossed a maritime border separating the two sides amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing.

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.