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Taiwan’s president predicts more pressure from China

Nov. 17, 2019 10:46 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says China’s pressure on the self-governing island democracy will only increase amid a changing international situation. Tsai is seeking a second term in January’s presidential elections and told supporters Sunday night she had overseen an...

Taiwan opposition candidate backs Hong Kong full democracy

Nov. 14, 2019 7:38 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The China-friendly opposition candidate in Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election is urging Hong Kong to adopt universal suffrage as the best way of stemming months of anti-government protests. Han Kuo-yu of the Nationalist Party told reporters Thursday that Taiwan stood as an...

The Latest: Some exchange students urged to leave Hong Kong

Nov. 13, 2019 12:19 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. Several Nordic students at Hong Kong Baptist University are being moved because anti-government demonstrators are on the school grounds. Student Elina Neverdal Hjoennevaag told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Wednesday that they...

China holding 3 Taiwanese over national security suspicions

Nov. 13, 2019 12:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Wednesday that it is holding three Taiwanese on suspicion of committing subversion or other crimes against the Chinese state, part of a trend that has prompted a travel warning from the island's government. The three were suspected of carrying out activities harmful to...

Taiwan candidate chooses ex-Google executive as running mate

Nov. 11, 2019 1:22 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The pro-China opposition candidate in Taiwan's presidential election set for early next year has chosen a former Google executive as his running mate. Chang San-cheng, a political independent, on Monday joined the ticket of Nationalist Party candidate Han Kuo-yu, who lags behind...

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Oct. 23, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. Secretary for Security John Lee told the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's legislature that the...

Q&A: How a woman's death got tangled in Hong Kong politics

Oct. 23, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Around Valentine's Day last year, the decomposing body of a pregnant Hong Kong woman, 21-year-old Poon Hiu-wing, turned up in the tall grass near a riverside spot in a suburban area of Taipei, Taiwan's capital. Her boyfriend, also from Hong Kong, was the prime suspect in her slaying...

Hong Kong, Taiwan spar over fugitive case that led to unrest

Oct. 22, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked mass protests in Hong Kong in opposition to an unpopular extradition bill. Hong Kong officials pleaded on Tuesday for authorities in Taiwan to let the man surrender himself for killing his...

Taiwan's Tsai says China threatens regional peace, stability

Oct. 10, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is threatening Taiwan "nonstop" and posing a major challenge to regional peace and stability, the island's President Tsai Ing-wen said in a National Day speech Thursday. Tsai's comments come amid a renewed push by China to internationally isolate the self-governing island...

Former White House press secretary defends Trump tweets

Oct. 8, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump's use of Twitter to get his message out and said Tuesday that the U.S. hopes that unrest in Hong Kong can be handled "both internally and peacefully." Speaking at a forum in Taiwan, Sanders said it is...