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Taiwan's Tsai welcomes retired US admiral for China talks

Feb. 02, 2023 02:04 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday welcomed the former head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, who had warned the island could face an invasion from China this decade, as the mainland ramps up pressure on the self-governing island. Retired Adm. Phil...

China rings in Year of Rabbit with most COVID rules lifted

Jan. 22, 2023 05:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — People across China rang in the Lunar New Year on Sunday with large family gatherings and crowds visiting temples after the government lifted its strict “zero-COVID” policy, marking the biggest festive celebration since the pandemic began three years ago. The...

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC says quarterly profit up 78%

Jan. 12, 2023 05:04 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips for smartphones and other products, said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 78% over a year earlier but forecast weak demand this year. Revenue for the final quarter...

AP PHOTOS: Taiwan seniors test e-skills in League of Legends

Dec. 20, 2022 20:57 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, 65-year-old Chiang Yi-Shu knew nothing about computers. Now, she is a League of Legends player who has just battled in her first-ever esports tournament. Chiang is one of the players on Hungkuang Evergreen Gaming's team, established this summer....

6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Taiwan's east coast

Dec. 15, 2022 00:00 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A 6.2 magnitude earthquake originating in the waters off Taiwan's eastern coast shook the island Wednesday, but no injuries or major damage were immediately reported. The earthquake struck 29 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Hualien, a city on Taiwan's east...

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...

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. ...