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Chinese President Xi meets former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou on pro-unification visit

Apr. 12, 2024 06:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing Wednesday in a bid to promote unification between the sides that separated amid civil war in 1949. Ma stepped down as president in 2016 and was largely excluded from the...

Stock market today: Asia stocks are mostly lower after Wall St rebound led by Big Tech

Apr. 12, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asia stocks were mostly lower on Friday after gains for Big Tech shares helped U.S. stock indexes claw back much of their slide from the day before. U.S. futures and oil prices were higher. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was up 0.4% at 39,609.60,...

China sanctions 2 US defense companies and says they support arms sales to Taiwan

Apr. 11, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday announced rare sanctions against two U.S. defense companies over what it called their support for arms sales to Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy Beijing claims as its own territory to be recovered by force if necessary. The announcement...

Japanese leader visits new chip factory, stressing ties with Taiwan and support for key technology

Apr. 06, 2024 02:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited a new semiconductor plant for which his government has pledged more than 1 trillion yen ($7 billion) of support to secure a steady supply of chips on Saturday. “I believe this project will have positive ripple effects...

Fierce earthquake rattles Taiwan, killing 9 and injuring more than 1,000

Apr. 03, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The strongest earthquake in a quarter-century rocked Taiwan Wednesday morning, killing nine people, stranding dozens at quarries and a national park, and sending some residents scrambling out the windows of damaged buildings. The quake, which injured more...

Taiwanese authorities say they have lost contact with 50 people in minibuses after powerful quake downed phone networks

Apr. 03, 2024 06:03 AM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese authorities say they have lost contact with 50 people in minibuses after powerful quake downed phone networks.

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma visits China to help build social and cultural links

Apr. 01, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is visiting China to help build social and cultural links on a trip that might include a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping despite heightened tensions. Ma left Taipei on Monday with a student group on an 11-day trip...

US congressional delegation pledges continued defense support for Taiwan

Mar. 28, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation pledged continued support for Taiwan on Thursday, days after Congress approved $300 million in military aid for the self-governed island that’s claimed by China. Congress also approved $400 million on Saturday to...

Taiwan commissions 2 new navy ships as safeguards against rising threat from China

Mar. 27, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has commissioned two new navy ships as a safeguard against the rising threat from China, which has been ratcheting up its naval and air force missions around the island that it claims as its own territory to be annexed by force if necessary. The pair...

Tuvalu's new premier says democracy and loyalty are reasons for preferring Taiwan over Beijing

Mar. 01, 2024 13:06 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The new prime minister in the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu said on Friday his country shares democratic values with Taiwan and reaffirmed that his government would maintain diplomatic ties with Taipei, ruling out a shift to Beijing. Prime Minister...