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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...

Taiwan leader touts island's determination to defend itself

Aug. 30, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Friday the island has been "aggressively promoting indigenous national defense" with help from U.S. arms sales that have raised Beijing's ire. "We locally build our submarines and fighter jets, and these are not just slogans," Tsai said at an...

2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coast

Aug. 24, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning, officials said. A 17-year-old died and two children were injured in another landslide in the northern Philippines on...

China 'will not sit idly' if US sells fighter jets to Taiwan

Aug. 22, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China "will not sit idly by" if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, a Chinese general said, while warning of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in the deal. Beijing considered the sale a violation of previous...

Ties to China shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

Aug. 21, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. With the notable exception of Taiwan, cautious comments from the few governments willing to speak out on the ongoing protests...