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Chunghwa: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 30, 2024 05:18 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT) on Tuesday reported net income of $259.5 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Taipei, Taiwan-based company said it had profit of 33 cents. The telecommunications company...

Taiwan says 6 Chinese balloons flew through its airspace and warplanes and ships also detected

Jan. 22, 2024 02:40 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Monday that six Chinese balloons either flew over the island or through airspace just north of it, while Chinese warplanes and navy ships were also detected in the area. The dispatch of such balloons, which generally disappear into the Pacific to...

Shih Ming-teh, Taiwan activist who pushed for democracy, dies at 83

Jan. 15, 2024 23:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shih Ming-teh, a democracy activist who helped lead Taiwan from authoritarianism to democracy and a former chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, died on Monday, his family said. He was 83. According to a statement from his family on his official...

Taiwan prepares to elect a president and legislature in what's seen as a test of control with China

Jan. 12, 2024 11:06 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With rallies and concerts attended by thousands of flag-waving supporters, Taiwanese are preparing to elect a new president and legislature on Saturday in what many see as a test of control with China, which claims the self-governing island republic as its own. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jan. 11, 2024 22:04 PM EST

Jan. 4-11, 2024 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images in the Asia-Pacific region made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. Devotees crowd during the annual Black Nazarene procession in Manila, Philippines, supporters of the...

A non-traditional candidate resonates with Taiwan’s youth ahead of Saturday's presidential election

Jan. 11, 2024 21:21 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With Taiwan's high-stakes presidential election just days away, a nonconformist candidate has been resonating with the island's youth, seemingly more concerned with the dearth of good jobs and affordable housing than the looming threat from China. First-time...

Taiwan presidential hopeful Hou promises to boost island's defense and restart talks with China

Jan. 11, 2024 02:51 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan’s leading opposition party candidates in Saturday’s presidential election has promised to boost the island’s defense capabilities while restarting dialogue with Beijing, which claims the island as its own. Hou Yu-ih, the presidential...

New Year's Eve sweeps across the globe, but wars cast a shadow on 2024

Jan. 01, 2024 04:25 AM EST

New Year’s Day arrived to cheers from thousands in New York’s Times Square where a sparkling crystal ball descended to start 2024 with hope for some, even as the world’s ongoing conflicts subdued celebrations and raised security concerns across the globe. “It’s...

Taiwan reports 2 Chinese balloons near its territory as China steps up pressure ahead of elections

Dec. 18, 2023 03:10 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two Chinese balloons flew north of Taiwan, the island's Defense Ministry said Monday, as China increases pressure on the self-ruled territory it claims as its own ahead of a presidential election in January. The balloons crossed the sensitive Taiwan Strait...