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Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu's new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

Feb. 26, 2024 03:27 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tuvalu’s former Attorney General Feleti Teo was named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation Monday after elections a month ago ousted the last government leader. Teo was the only candidate nominated by his 15 lawmaker colleagues and Governor...

Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion

Feb. 24, 2024 03:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. opened Saturday in an official ceremony its first semiconductor plant in Japan as part of its ongoing global expansion. “We are deeply grateful for the seamless support provided by you at every step,” TSMC Chairman...

China demands the US stop any official contact with Taiwan following a congressional visit

Feb. 22, 2024 15:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — China responded sternly Thursday to a U.S. congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan, demanding the U.S. stop any official contact with the self-governing island. “China opposes any form of official interaction between the U.S. and Taiwan authorities and...

US Congress members praise Taiwan's democracy in a visit that's certain to draw China's scrutiny

Feb. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of United States Congress members met with Taiwan's president Thursday in a show of bipartisan support that is certain to draw scrutiny from China, which opposes such visits and sees them as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the self-governing island. ...

Congress' top China critics arrive in Taiwan for a visit that's sure to draw scrutiny from Beijing

Feb. 21, 2024 20:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Congress' staunchest critics of China are visiting Taiwan in a show of support that is certain to draw scrutiny from Beijing, which views such interactions as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the island. The delegation is led by Rep. Mike...

Taiwan protests after China boards a tourist boat near Kinmen Island

Feb. 20, 2024 05:08 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Tuesday protested China’s boarding of a tourist boat, as tensions rise around the Kinmen archipelago, which lies a short distance off China's coast but is controlled by Taiwan. Taiwanese media reported the King Xia, carrying 11 crew and 23...

China's coast guard to ramp up patrols near Taiwan's Kinmen archipelago after 2 fishermen drown

Feb. 18, 2024 22:44 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — China is stepping up patrols in the waters off the coast of Taiwan’s Kinmen archipelago, days after two of its fishermen drowned while being chased by the Taiwanese coast guard, which accused the boat of trespassing. The Chinese coast guard's Fujian division will...

Top diplomats from US, China hold 'constructive' talks on issues dividing them

Feb. 16, 2024 22:05 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Top diplomats from the U.S. and China on Friday held a “candid and constructive” discussion on issues vexing their strained relations over Taiwan, the situation in the South China Sea, Russia’s war against Ukraine and synthetic opioids, the State Department said. ...

2 Chinese fishermen drown after chase with Taiwan's Coast Guard, which alleges trespassing

Feb. 14, 2024 23:01 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Chinese fishermen have drowned while being chased by Taiwan's Coast Guard off the coast of Taiwan's Kinmen archipelago, the coast guard said Wednesday while accusing them of trespassing. The deaths are unusual despite the level of Chinese activity in the waters...

Biden warns opposing Ukraine funding plays 'into Putin's hands,' but faces resistance in House

Feb. 13, 2024 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for House Republicans to urgently bring a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to a vote, warning that refusal to take up the bill, passed by the Senate in the morning, would be “playing into Putin’s hands.” ...