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Analysis: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global?

Oct. 11, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

One day in 1955, the fledgling People's Republic of China was unhappy about U.S. involvement with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considered its territory. So Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a letter to the secretary-general of the United Nations. "The Chinese people's exercise of their own sovereign...

Taiwan's Tsai says China threatens regional peace, stability

Oct. 10, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is threatening Taiwan "nonstop" and posing a major challenge to regional peace and stability, the island's President Tsai Ing-wen said in a National Day speech Thursday. Tsai's comments come amid a renewed push by China to internationally isolate the self-governing island...

Thai court sentences Taiwanese to life for smuggling heroin

Oct. 9, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Wednesday commuted a Taiwanese man's sentence for smuggling heroin to life imprisonment after sentencing him to death. A Bangkok Criminal Court official confirmed Thai media reports that 38-year-old Chen Kuan Lin had been arrested while trying to smuggle 5.6 kilograms...

Former White House press secretary defends Trump tweets

Oct. 8, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump's use of Twitter to get his message out and said Tuesday that the U.S. hopes that unrest in Hong Kong can be handled "both internally and peacefully." Speaking at a forum in Taiwan, Sanders said it is...

5 bodies found in Taiwan bridge collapse, 1 still missing

Oct. 2, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Searchers in Taiwan have recovered five bodies and are looking for one more person missing from three fishing boats that were struck when a bridge collapsed into the water below, authorities said Wednesday. The National Fire Agency said two of the dead were Indonesian and another was...

China's 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

Oct. 1, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack...

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

Oct. 1, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel including divers were searching for possible victims. Six...

A disaster official says a high bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed, injuring at least 10 people

Sep. 30, 2019 11:55 PM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A disaster official says a high bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed, injuring at least 10 people.

Typhoon bears down on northern Taiwan

Sep. 30, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fast-moving Typhoon Mitag was bearing down on northern Taiwan on Monday, bringing high winds and heavy rain and forcing scores of flight cancellations. Alerts were ordered for parts of the island's east and north, including the capital, Taipei, with the worst of the weather expected...

China's Xi renews commitment to Hong Kong amid protests

Sep. 30, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Xi made his remarks at a reception on the eve of a massive...