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Protest in Hong Kong over China's move to pass security law

May. 29, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Dozens of people protested in a mall in Hong Kong on Friday following a vote by China’s ceremonial parliament to approve legislation that could severely restrict opposition political activity and civil society in the Asian financial center. The protesters chanted slogans in the...

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, walks ahead of Vice-President Lai Ching-te, left of her, as they attend an inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Tsai was inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China on the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Taiwan President Tsai calls for stability in China relations

May. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called for stability in relations with China in her inaugural address Wednesday but said she would not accept Beijing’s political terms that would “downgrade Taiwan and undermine the cross-strait status quo.” Reelected by a...

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has been inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China

May. 19, 2020 9:20 PM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has been inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China.

Taiwan: Won't press for World Health Assembly participation

May. 18, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan will not press for participation at the World Health Assembly beginning Monday, but will continue to donate medical supplies abroad and protest China's “two-faced behavior" that excludes it from such forums, the island's foreign minister said. Joseph Wu told reporters...

Customers Randy and Nancy Cree eat dinner in the dining room of the Chic-A-Dee Cafe In Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Some booths are closed in order to maintain distance. Restaurant dining rooms, retail stores and some offices began reopening Monday after Kansas lifted a statewide stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas still mulling inmate releases despite prison outbreak

May. 6, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly said Wednesday that she's still considering releasing some Kansas inmates early because of the coronavirus pandemic even though an outbreak of hundreds of cases has one prison under quarantine. Kelly confirmed last week during an Associated Press interview that the...

In this image made from a video, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung speaks at a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Taiwan’s exclusion from the upcoming World Health Assembly would harm the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and cannot be excused by mere rules of procedure, Chen said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

Taiwan makes new push for inclusion in World Health Assembly

May. 6, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s exclusion from the upcoming World Health Assembly would harm the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and cannot be excused by mere rules of procedure, the island’s health minister said Wednesday. Chen Shih-chung told international media at a news...

Students wearing a face mask have their temperature checked as a precaution against a new coronavirus as their university reopened following vacation, at Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Asia Today: Cases on ship in Japan; India to use wristbands

Apr. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese officials said Wednesday that 33 crew members on a docked cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus in one day of testing after the first case from the ship was reported. The Italian-operated Costa Atlantica has been docked in Nagasaki since late January for repairs and...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses a press conference about the update on COVID-19 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday, April 8, 2020 strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that it condoned racist personal attacks on him that he alleged were coming from the self-governing island democracy.  (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)

Taiwan protests WHO leader's accusations of racist campaign

Apr. 9, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that the self-governing island was linked to and condoned racist personal attacks on him. A ministry statement expressed “strong dissatisfaction and a high...