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Taiwan protests after China boards a tourist boat near Kinmen Island

Feb. 20, 2024 05:08 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Tuesday protested China’s boarding of a tourist boat, as tensions rise around the Kinmen archipelago, which lies a short distance off China's coast but is controlled by Taiwan. Taiwanese media reported the King Xia, carrying 11 crew and 23...

China's coast guard to ramp up patrols near Taiwan's Kinmen archipelago after 2 fishermen drown

Feb. 18, 2024 22:44 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — China is stepping up patrols in the waters off the coast of Taiwan’s Kinmen archipelago, days after two of its fishermen drowned while being chased by the Taiwanese coast guard, which accused the boat of trespassing. The Chinese coast guard's Fujian division will...

Top diplomats from US, China hold 'constructive' talks on issues dividing them

Feb. 16, 2024 22:05 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Top diplomats from the U.S. and China on Friday held a “candid and constructive” discussion on issues vexing their strained relations over Taiwan, the situation in the South China Sea, Russia’s war against Ukraine and synthetic opioids, the State Department said. ...

2 Chinese fishermen drown after chase with Taiwan's Coast Guard, which alleges trespassing

Feb. 14, 2024 23:01 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Chinese fishermen have drowned while being chased by Taiwan's Coast Guard off the coast of Taiwan's Kinmen archipelago, the coast guard said Wednesday while accusing them of trespassing. The deaths are unusual despite the level of Chinese activity in the waters...

Biden warns opposing Ukraine funding plays 'into Putin's hands,' but faces resistance in House

Feb. 13, 2024 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for House Republicans to urgently bring a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to a vote, warning that refusal to take up the bill, passed by the Senate in the morning, would be “playing into Putin’s hands.” ...

Senate passes $95 billion package to aid Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after debating bill through the night

Feb. 13, 2024 06:56 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes $95 billion package to aid Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after debating bill through the night.

The Lunar New Year of the Dragon flames colorful festivities across Asian nations and communities

Feb. 10, 2024 14:33 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With fireworks, feasts and red envelopes stuffed with cash for the kids, numerous Asian nations and overseas communities have welcomed Saturday the Lunar New Year. It begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends 15 days later on the first...

Himax: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 06, 2024 06:09 AM EST

TAIWAN, Taiwan (AP) — TAIWAN, Taiwan (AP) — Himax Technologies Inc. (HIMX) on Tuesday reported earnings of $23.6 million in its fourth quarter. The Taiwan, Taiwan-based company said it had profit of 13 cents per share. The fabless semiconductor company posted...

US will resume Peace Corps program in Palau as it moves to counter Chinese influence in Indo-Pacific

Feb. 02, 2024 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will resume a long-suspended Peace Corps program in the North Pacific island of Palau as the Biden administration continues moves to counter growing Chinese influence in the region. The Peace Corps said Friday that it would start sending...

Member of Taiwan's pro-unification Nationalists elected speaker in a consolation prize for China

Feb. 01, 2024 03:40 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Han Kuo-yu of Taiwan’s pro-unification Nationalists was elected speaker of the island’s legislature on Thursday, a sort of consolation prize for China, which claims the self-governing democracy as its own territory. The Nationalists, also known as the...