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Harvard language program relocates from China to Taiwan

Oct. 13, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An intensive summer language program hosted by Harvard University in Beijing will relocate to Taiwan in summer of 2022, as the U.S.-China relationship remains strained. The program is moving to Taipei and will kick off next summer with about 60...

Taiwan rejects China's 'path' amid show of military force

Oct. 10, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing. Speaking at the island's National Day celebrations, a rare show of Taiwanese defense...

China's Xi calls for 'peaceful' reunification with Taiwan

Oct. 09, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China's mainland was in Beijing's interests, despite ratcheted up military threats against the self-governing island. Xi spoke at an official celebration...

Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

Oct. 06, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the island it claims as its own and asserts its territorial ambitions in the region. ...

Under China pressure, Taiwan opposition choses new leader

Sep. 25, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson Saturday in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China. Four candidates, including incumbent chair Johnny Chiang, had...

Typhoon pours 5 inches of rain on Taiwan, heads for Shanghai

Sep. 12, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Typhoon Chanthu drenched Taiwan with heavy rain Sunday as the storm’s center passed the island’s east coast heading for Shanghai. On the Chinese mainland, the government issued a typhoon warning for Shanghai and warned of possible torrential...

Taiwan's president receives domestically developed vaccine

Aug. 22, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen received her first dose of the island's domestically developed coronavirus vaccine on Monday, launching its rollout to the public. The vaccine, made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., was given emergency approval...