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Prague to ink partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

Dec. 12, 2019 9:23 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The city of Prague, the Czech capital, approved Thursday a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei. The move comes two months after Prague revoked a similar sister-city agreement with Beijing, an action that angered China. Prague took the action because Beijing rejected a...

Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officials

Dec. 12, 2019 6:05 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of falsifying documents to bring thousands of mainland Chinese to Taiwan, possibly including some who spied on the...

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

Dec. 10, 2019 10:04 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests. Speaking...

Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes.

Amateurs lead Australian Open after 1st round

Dec. 5, 2019 3:10 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a tie for the first-round lead with fellow Asian amateur Chun An-you of Taiwan. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his round, the Japanese player had five birdies. He...

Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale

Nov. 28, 2019 4:07 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector to a Taiwanese company. Panasonic said Thursday it was transferring the semiconductor business operated by Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co. to...

Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao dies on set

Nov. 27, 2019 7:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China. Gao was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its official...

Australia investigates China plot to plant spy in Parliament

Nov. 25, 2019 6:56 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday that allegations of a Chinese plot to plant an agent into Australia’s Parliament are “deeply disturbing and troubling.” The Nine Network on Sunday aired explosive accusations that suspected Chinese operatives...

Ang Lee says China boycott of Taiwan awards show a loss

Nov. 24, 2019 5:52 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee says China’s boycott of Taiwan’s Golden Horse film awards demonstrates how politics can take its toll on the arts. Beijing’s order to give Saturday night’s awards show the cold shoulder was part of its campaign to rachet up...

Self-confessed Chinese spy spills secrets in Australia

Nov. 23, 2019 5:19 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A self-confessed Chinese spy has given Australia's counterespionage agency inside intelligence on how Beijing conducts its interference operations abroad and revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong, media reported. Australian...