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FILE - In this May 11, 2007, file photo, then Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian, center, answers questions from Geneva-based journalists during a video conference where he protested the World Health Organization's rejection of the island's latest bid for membership, at the Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan has called repeatedly for it to be allowed to participate in WHO, from which it has been barred by China. So strong is China’s diplomatic pressure that Taiwan can no longer take part in the organization’s annual World Health Assembly, even as an observer. (AP Photo, File)

Health concerns meet politics amid Taiwan’s WHO exclusion

Feb. 14, 2020 1:35 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over the new illness known as COVID-19. Taiwan has called repeatedly for it to be allowed to participate in WHO, from which it has been barred by...

Students walk beside a giant mural of former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a basketball court in Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Artists in this tenement building gathered and painted this image after learning of Bryant's death. Bryant, his daughter and 7 others died in a helicopter crash. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

'Citizen of the world': Bryant promoted basketball globally

Jan. 28, 2020 10:40 AM EST

ROME (AP) — At a Lakers preseason game in Beijing in 2013, the arena rang out with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” — despite the injured superstar not even having suited up. From Los Angeles to Italy, Asia and beyond, Kobe Bryant was bigger than just a basketball player. He was the...

United States' Coco Gauff, left, and compatriot Caty McNally wear a tribute to Kobe Bryant on their shoes during their doubles match against Japan's Shuko Aoyama amd Ena Shibahara at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Bryant's death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians

Jan. 27, 2020 5:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport. However, his death Sunday in a helicopter accident comes at an awkward time between the country and the league. National broadcaster CCTV pulled all NBA games...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen celebrates her victory with supporters in Taipei, Taiwan. President Tsai on Monday is calling on China to release all information about the outbreak of a new virus and work with the island on curbing its spread.  (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

Taiwan urges China to release all information on new virus

Jan. 22, 2020 6:07 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to release all information about the outbreak of a new virus and work with Taiwan on curbing its spread. At China's insistence, Taiwan is not a member of the World Health Organization and is not allowed to participate in any...

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China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

Jan. 16, 2020 6:55 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began in 2018. For Thailand, that's meant some fallout from reduced demand for certain products but increased exports...

Two soldiers of fictitious enemy fire during a military exercise in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Taiwan military started a two-day joint forces exercises on Wednesday to show its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan holds latest military drills following elections

Jan. 16, 2020 3:18 AM EST

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the reelection of pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen. The exercises focused on neutralizing threats from small groups of assailants through small arms fire and hand-to-hand fighting. ...

A U.S. made F-16V fighters takes off during a military exercises in Chiayi County, southern of Taiwan, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Defense Ministry started two-day drill to show the ability of the armed forces to provide security ahead of upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

China says Taiwan policy intact despite election results

Jan. 14, 2020 10:43 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official said Wednesday that Beijing will not change its policy of annexing Taiwan through its “one country, two systems" framework, despite the heavy turnout in favor of pro-independence candidates in last weekend's presidential and legislative elections. Ma Xiaoguang,...

Shanghai breaks ties with Prague over Taiwan feud

Jan. 14, 2020 4:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai ended all official relations with the city of Prague on Tuesday after the Czech capital chose to partner with Taipei instead of Beijing. The foreign affairs office of the Shanghai municipal government snapped that they “strongly condemn (Prague's decision) and solemnly...

Supporters of Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen cheer for Tsai's victory in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

Jan. 13, 2020 1:11 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders of China refuse to accept. It’s a contradiction that will keep the island of 23 million people at odds...

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Hong Kong rally seeks voting rights, international support

Jan. 12, 2020 6:02 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — More than a thousand people attended a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge people and governments abroad to support the city's pro-democracy movement and oppose China's ruling Communist Party. Representatives of allied activist groups from Canada, Europe and Taiwan made remarks and led...