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Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Nov. 26, 2022 10:22 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as head of ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses

Nov. 26, 2022 08:24 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as head of ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses.

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Nov. 19, 2022 19:16 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas gifted to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a brief illness, the Taipei Zoo said. No cause of death was immediately given, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China...

Taiwan's APEC envoy at the center of processor chip tension

Nov. 16, 2022 20:13 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s envoy to a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders is the 91-year-old billionaire founder of a computer chip manufacturing giant that operated behind the scenes for decades before being thrust into the center of U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and security. ...

Bush calls Zelenskyy ‘tough dude,’ says Ukraine can win

Nov. 16, 2022 18:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush called Ukraine's president a “tough dude” on Wednesday, saying he believes Volodymyr Zelenskyy can win the war against Russia — as long as they get the support they need. “Absolutely they can win, they're winning,” Bush said...

Biden-Xi summit: What Biden wants, what Xi wants

Nov. 13, 2022 11:58 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — There won’t be concessions from the U.S. side. No real deliverables, which is government-speak for specific achievements. Don’t expect a cheery joint statement, either. During President Joe Biden’s highly anticipated meeting with Chinese President...

Taiwan's Tsai thanks British minister for support

Nov. 09, 2022 02:55 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday thanked British Trade Minister Greg Hands for London's support for Taiwan after he became the latest foreign official to defy Chinese pressure and visit the self-ruled island democracy. Tsai expressed hope for “new...

China lashes out at visit by UK trade minister to Taiwan

Nov. 07, 2022 04:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China lashed out Monday over a visit to Taiwan by British Trade Policy Minister Greg Hands, the latest foreign official to defy Beijing’s warnings over contacts with the self-governing island republic. China claims Taiwan as its own territory and threatens to...

China panda experts visit Taiwan in rare point of contact

Nov. 02, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has welcomed a pair of experts from China to help with an ailing panda in a rare opportunity for contact between the sides. The two experts arrived Tuesday after Taipei Zoo’s Tuan Tuan, suspected to have a malignant brain tumor, took a turn for the...

Taiwan's Tsai says no backing down to Chinese aggression

Oct. 25, 2022 05:45 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan won’t back down in the face of “aggressive threats” from China, the president of the self-governing island democracy said Tuesday, comparing growing pressure from Beijing to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Tsai Ing-wen made the comment following a...