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Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep. 18, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty Wednesday of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained ties between the neighboring nations. Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Eduardo Ramon Reyes said in a...

Former Foxconn chief abandons run for Taiwan presidency

Sep. 17, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has given up on making an independent bid for Taiwan's presidency, citing an "abominable election atmosphere" and bullying of his supporters. Gou announced his decision in a statement late Monday, one day before a deadline to register for the race. The...

Taiwan loses biggest Pacific ally as Solomons embraces China

Sep. 17, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed Tuesday that it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say other Pacific nations may soon follow. The switch has geopolitical significance that will be felt as far away as...

Taiwan says Solomon Islands switches recognition to China

Sep. 16, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China on Monday, becoming the latest country to leave the dwindling Taiwanese camp. Taiwan's Foreign Ministry confirmed the move, saying the Solomon Islands Cabinet approved a resolution to recognize Beijing as the...

Lam assures investors Hong Kong can rebound from protests

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside. Lam told a forum on China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative that Hong Kong is grappling with...

China holding Taiwanese man said to have photographed police

Sep. 11, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Wednesday that it was detaining a Taiwanese man who reportedly sent back photos of Chinese paramilitary police massing equipment near the Hong Kong border last month. Lee Meng-chu is under investigation on suspicion of engaging in criminal activity harmful to national...

Foxconn ex chairman weighs independent candidacy in Taiwan

Sep. 11, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The former chairman of major contract manufacturer Foxconn met with a prominent Taiwanese lawmaker Wednesday as he weighs a possible independent run for president. Terry Gou, who lost a bid to be the Nationalist Party candidate in July, held talks with Wang Jin-pyng, a Nationalist...

Joshua Wong urges Taiwanese to show support for Hong Kong

Sep. 3, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, a central figure in the territory's ongoing mass anti-Beijing protests, urged Taiwanese people on Tuesday to hold their own demonstrations as they face growing pressure from China. Wong, secretary general of Hong Kong pro-democracy group...

Latest: Trump: Trade war makes China cautious in Hong Kong

Aug. 30, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks the situation in Hong Kong would have been much more violent if not for the U.S. trade war with China. Trump says he sees a connection between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests and...

Taiwan demands China disclose whereabouts of missing citizen

Aug. 30, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Officials in Taiwan demanded Friday that China disclose information about the disappearance of a Taiwanese man who reportedly distributed photos of Chinese troops massing equipment just outside protest-racked Hong Kong. Friends and family have been unable to reach Lee Meng-chu, a...