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EXPLAINER: What's behind difficult Taiwan-China relations?

May. 18, 2022 05:37 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. authorities say the gunman behind an attack on a church in southern California in which one person was killed and five injured was motivated by a hatred for Taiwan. Although born in Taiwan, David Chou nurtured a resentment toward the Taiwanese and...

Taiwan's president condemns California church shooting

May. 17, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s president has condemned the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man reportedly driven by hatred of the island, while a lawmaker from her ruling party questioned whether Chinese propaganda was a motivating factor behind the violence. ...

Taiwan activist released from China says global help worked

May. 10, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese human rights activist who served five years in jail in China said that international pressure and the tireless advocacy by his wife worked to ensure his safe return to Taiwan. “I know that my life's safety and security was defended by many...

China installing former security chief as Hong Kong leader

May. 06, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China is installing a career security official as the new leader of Hong Kong in the culmination of a sweeping political transformation that has gutted any opposition in the Asian financial center and placed it ever more firmly under Beijing's control. John Lee,...

US lawmakers affirm Japan alliance eyeing China, North Korea

Apr. 16, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to working together under a longstanding bilateral alliance on Saturday at a time of heightened global tensions including threats from China and North Korea. In a meeting over...

China stages military exercises as US lawmakers visit Taiwan

Apr. 15, 2022 05:40 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China said its military staged exercises Friday to reinforce its threat to use force to bring Taiwan under its control, as U.S. lawmakers visiting Taiwan made a pointed and public declaration of their support for the self-governing island democracy while issuing a warning to...

Activist who was imprisoned in China returns to Taiwan

Apr. 15, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese pro-democracy activist who served five years in China returned to Taiwan on Friday morning, a Taiwanese government ministry confirmed. Lee Ming-che was arrested by Chinese authorities in 2017 and charged with subversion of state power. His arrest...

Senior US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan for visit

Apr. 14, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of six U.S. lawmakers led by Republican Lindsey Graham from South Carolina arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for a two-day visit that has already been denounced by China. The U.S. lawmakers are to meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and the...

Pence distances himself from Trump as he eyes 2024 campaign

Mar. 21, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Donald Trump was caught on video bragging about sexually assaulting women, Mike Pence stayed on his ticket. As the coronavirus ravaged the U.S., the then-vice president praised the administration’s response. And after a violent mob threatened his life during an attack on...

Live updates: Zelenskyy warns against 'pseudo-republics.'

Mar. 12, 2022 23:53 PM EST

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LVIV, Ukraine – Russia is trying to create new “pseudo-republics” in Ukraine to break his country apart, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address to the nation Saturday. Zelenskyy called on...