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Taiwan unveils plan to help Hong Kongers looking to leave

Jun. 18, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Taiwan announced Thursday that it will set up a specialized office to support Hong Kongers seeking to leave the territory now that China is moving forward with a national security law for Hong Kong that critics see as an erosion of its freedoms. The office opening July 1 will offer...

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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...

The logo and building of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 15 April 2020. US President Donald Trump announced that he has instructed his administration to halt funding to the WHO. The American president criticizes the World Health Organization for its mismanagement of the Coronavirus pandemic Covid-19. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

Costa Rica seeks unity for COVID fight as WHO assembly looms

May. 15, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Costa Rica’s president said Friday that COVID-19 can only be defeated if countries shun nationalism and aren’t “selfish,” urging access to diagnostics and treatment tools for everyone as a major meeting of the World Health Organization’s membership looms...