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Idaho and Taiwan sign two-year wheat trade agreement

Sep. 19, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed a two-year agreement supporting Idaho wheat sales to Taiwan in a deal that officials say gives wheat producers a reliable buyer and Taiwan a dependable supplier. The Republican governor participated in the ceremonial...

Strong quake kills 1, knocks house, derails train in Taiwan

Sep. 19, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. One person died and nine...

Strong quake hits Taiwan, topples house, halts rail traffic

Sep. 17, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday evening, toppling objects from store shelves, collapsing a house and interrupting rail service on the island, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, media reported. Taiwan's Central News...

China slams US Senate bill supporting Taiwan's defense

Sep. 15, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry accused the United States of violating its commitment to the “One China” principle and interfering in internal Chinese affairs Thursday, after the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations committee approved a new bill that could significantly increase American...

Correction: Taiwan-US story

Sep. 09, 2022 21:22 PM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a story published September 8, 2022, about a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Taiwan, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stephanie Murphy was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her correct birthplace is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Taiwan leader cites threat of Chinese 'cognitive warfare'

Sep. 06, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

HENGCHUN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that China is conducting “cognitive warfare” by spreading misinformation in addition to its regular military incursions into nearby waters and airspace intended to intimidate the self-governing island. ...

Military reserves, civil defense worry Taiwan as China looms

Sep. 04, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chris Chen, a former captain in Taiwan's military, spent a lot of time waiting during his weeklong training for reservists in June. Waiting for assembly, waiting for lunch, waiting for training, he said. The course, part of Taiwan's efforts to deter a Chinese...

Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment

Sep. 01, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ducey spoke during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in the...

Taiwan forces fire at drones flying over island near China

Aug. 31, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

Taiwan’s military fired warning shots at drones from China flying over its outposts just off the Chinese coastline, underscoring heightened tensions and the self-ruled island's resolve to respond to new provocations. Taiwan's forces said in a statement that troops took the action...

Taiwan leader tells troops to keep cool amid Chinese threats

Aug. 30, 2022 05:57 AM EDT

PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president told the self-ruled island's military units Tuesday to keep their cool in the face of daily warplane flights and warship maneuvers by rival China, saying that Taiwan will not allow Beijing to provoke a conflict. China has kept up military...