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New top US envoy to Taiwan pledges to help the island with self-defense as threats from China loom

Jul. 10, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The United States’ new top envoy to Taiwan promised Wednesday that Washington will help the self-ruled island defend itself as China ramps up its military threats. The weight of the message from Raymond Greene, who assumed his new role as director of the...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jun. 06, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

May 31-June 6, 2024 Supporters of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) dance in celebration of their party's showing in India's election. Police officers patrol in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area on the eve of the 35th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown. People...

At least 4 killed and 1 injured in building collapse in eastern China, state media says

May. 27, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese state media says at least four people have been reported dead in a building collapse in the eastern province of Anhui. A section of the 10-unit apartment block in the city of Tongling fell onto its occupants shortly after noon on Monday, leading to an...

US lawmakers pledge support for Taiwan and its new president after China's military drills

May. 27, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A U.S. congressional delegation met Taiwan's new leader on Monday in a show of support days after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration. Rep. Andy Barr, the co-chair of the Taiwan caucus in the U.S. Congress, said...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 02, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

April 26-May 2, 2024 Workers marched during a May Day rally in Jakarta, anti-nuclear protesters demonstrated in front of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan in Taipei, and people in India’s northeastern Assam state crossed the Brahmaputra River in a country boat to vote in the national...

Chunghwa: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 02, 2024 05:18 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT) on Thursday reported net income of $298.7 million in its first quarter. The Taipei, Taiwan-based company said it had net income of 38 cents per share. The telecommunications company posted...

A cluster of earthquakes shakes Taiwan after a strong quake killed 13 earlier this month

Apr. 23, 2024 02:33 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A cluster of earthquakes struck the island republic of Taiwan early Tuesday, the strongest having a magnitude of 6.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of casualties in the quakes, although there were further damages to two...