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Taiwan's president commissions domestic-made naval warship

Sep. 09, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

SU'AO, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president oversaw the commissioning of a new domestically made navy warship Thursday as part of the island's plan to boost indigenous defense capacity amid heightened tensions with China. President Tsai Ing-wen spoke at a naval base in...

The Latest: Moderna, Japan partner recall 1.6 million doses

Sep. 02, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

TOKYO — Moderna Inc. and its Japanese partner are recalling more than 1 million doses of the U.S. drug maker’s coronavirus vaccine after confirming that contamination reported last week was tiny particles of stainless steel. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is in charge of...

Taiwan gets first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines after long delay

Sep. 01, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan received its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines Thursday after a prolonged purchasing process that gave rise to a political blame game with China. Taiwan had been unable to buy the vaccine itself directly from BioNTech, the German...

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...

Taiwan, US coast guards meet despite Chinese pressure

Aug. 12, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Officers from the U.S. and Taiwanese coast guards have met to discuss improving cooperation and communication despite efforts by China to isolate the self-governing island democracy. The virtual meeting held Tuesday came amid moves by the U.S. and others...

China market turns frosty for Taiwan books, as tensions rise

Aug. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese author Iris Chiang hardly seems like the type whose work would be banned from publication in China. Yet four years after being sold to a Chinese publisher, her book teaching children how to appreciate art has yet to go to press, a victim of heightened...

Taiwanese tech companies announce vaccine donation

Jul. 12, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two Taiwanese high-tech companies announced a donation Monday of 10 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine made by Germany’s BioNTech to the island’s government, which faces political obstacles in fighting the pandemic. Taiwan's health...

Haitian leader's killing draws condemnation, calls for calm

Jul. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has drawn shock and condemnation from leaders around the world, along with calls for calm and unity in Haiti. Moïse was killed in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday, according to Haiti's interim prime...