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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...

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...

Taiwan gives Wyoming 50,000 face masks for COVID-19 effort

Apr. 24, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has received 50,000 protective face masks from the Taiwanese government to protect health care workers and others from the coronavirus, Gov. Mark Gordon said. “We will be distributing those masks soon to where they are needed most. We thank the people of Taiwan for...

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...

A medical staffer gestures after performing swabs for coronavirus in the Santa Cecilia nursing home in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Saturday, April 17, 2020. A scandal over coronavirus infections and deaths in Italy’s nursing homes took on broader dimensions Friday, with the National Institutes of Health conservatively estimating that at least 6,773 residents had died since Feb. 1, 40% of them either infected with the virus or with COVID-19 symptoms. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Positive tests at Afghan presidential palace

Apr. 20, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — At least 20 employees at Afghanistan’s presidential...

A man wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walks along the Han River at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 19, 2020. South Korea's prime minister says the country will maintain much of its social distancing guidelines until May 5 but will relax some limits. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: S. Korea sees smallest rise in cases in 2 months

Apr. 19, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — South Korea reported just eight more cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the first time a daily increase has dropped to single digits in about two months. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the additional figures raised the country’s total to 10,661, including...

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...