TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested a man accused of booing the Chinese national anthem while watching an Olympic event at a mall.
The 40-year-old man was allegedly waving colonial-era Hong Kong flags and booing, while urging others to join him in insulting the national anthem, according to a police statement posted on Facebook.
TAIPEI, China (AP) — Taiwan's economic growth slowed to 7.5% over a year earlier in the latest quarter as anti-coronavirus controls depressed consumer spending and manufacturing.
Growth in the three months ending in June decelerated from the previous quarter's 8.9%, government data showed Friday.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. military is warning about what analysts have described as a major expansion of China’s nuclear missile silo fields at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Washington.
TOKYO (AP) — Sparsely populated and isolated from most of the outside world, Turkmenistan has finally won its first Olympic medal since independence from the Soviet Union.
Weightlifter Polina Guryeva won a silver medal for the Central Asian nation at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, and then predicted she would go down in the country’s history.
TOKYO (AP) — The teenager just couldn't stay still. He was constantly moving around and applauding his older South Korean teammates on good arrow shots (of which there were many).
In turn, the veterans fed off 17-year-old Kim Je-deok’s youthful spirit — and relied even more on his clutch arrow shooting (of which there was plenty).
TOKYO (AP) — Naohisa Takato spent the past five years fixated on a vision.
He saw himself standing on the podium at the Nippon Budokan alongside Funa Tonaki with judo gold medals around their necks, basking in the cheers of their adoring home crowd on the opening night of the Tokyo Olympics.
BEIJING (AP) — Airline flights were canceled in eastern China and cargo ships were ordered out of the area Saturday as Typhoon In-fa churned toward the mainland after dumping rain on Taiwan.
In-fa was forecast to hit the coast of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, on Sunday afternoon or evening, the provincial weather department announced.
BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central Chinese province caused at least 51 deaths.
TOKYO (AP) — Olympic medal predictions by AP beat writers:
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan will exchange representative offices with Lithuania, the self-governed island said Tuesday, in a breakthrough for its foreign relations that are under constant pressure from China.
Asian giants China and Japan are uneasy neighbours. While they set aside historical animosity and mistrust in the early days of the pandemic " Japan sending boxes of masks to China bearing a line of classical poetry that they "share the wind and moon under the same sky" " tensions are again rising.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — TSMC, the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips for Apple Inc. and other global brands, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 11.2% over a year earlier to $4.8 billion as demand for smartphones and consumer electronics increased.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of more than 20 earthquakes struck the east coast of Taiwan on Wednesday morning, causing some damage.
The Central Weather Bureau reported 22 quakes over two hours starting at 6:52 a.m.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan believes rising tension surrounding Taiwan requires its attention “with a sense of crisis” as China intensifies military activities in the area and the United States steps up support for the self-governing island.
Japan has raised the importance of the Taiwan Strait in its annual defence report " for the first time calling for vigilance "with a sense of crisis" over the stability of the self-ruled island, in a move that is likely to trigger an angry response from Beijing.
There are always concerns about Japan, with its background of brilliant accomplishments and unforgettable aggression. Now that Japan is in the foreground again with the cheerless Olympics, who can be sure what is next?
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two Taiwanese high-tech companies announced a donation Monday of 10 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine made by Germany’s BioNTech to the island’s government, which faces political obstacles in fighting the pandemic.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday received 1.13 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan in the second such donation this year.
Once desperately lacking jabs, Taiwan has benefited from vaccine diplomacy, receiving near 5 million doses from the United States and Japan following its worst outbreak starting in May that was being driven by a more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.
There is an emerging bipartisan consensus in Taiwan that espouses greater assertiveness towards Beijing.
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to send another 1.1 million donated AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan this week to help the self-governing island fight its worst COVID-19 outbreak amid a struggle to get vaccines.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — At the end of May, Chen Pei-jer, a member of an expert committee in Taiwan to evaluate COVID-19 vaccines for use on the island, resigned.
Chen's resignation came after he learned that Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration planned to take a regulatory shortcut in approving two vaccines being developed in Taiwan.
The Chinese military has been warned that changes to the currents and temperatures off Taiwan's east coast mean it will have to adapt its submarine warfare plans in the event of an invasion.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A 7-year-old Taiwanese boy has died after being repeatedly slammed by his coach and others at a judo class.
The boy, identified only by his surname, Huang, was taken off life support on Tuesday night after being in a coma since the April 21 incident.
HAGATNA, Guam — Guam is launching a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19.
The Pacific Daily News reports the first group of three travelers was arriving on a charter flight from Taiwan.
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam has launched a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19.
The first group of three travelers was due to arrive Wednesday on a charter flight from Taiwan, the Pacific Daily News reported.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong has been unable to get new visas for its staff after the Hong Kong government in 2018 began requiring that Taiwanese personnel at the office sign a statement accepting the “one-China principle,” Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning.
Washington will also make clear that Taipei must avoid any provocative action that would compel Beijing to respond, even as it pressures Taiwan to increase its military spending, invest in more mobile coastal cruise missile systems and strengthen its military reserves, they said.
MACAO, China (AP) — The tiny Chinese autonomous region of Macao has joined its larger neighbor Hong Kong in closing its representative office in Taiwan as China seeks to intensify the diplomatic isolation of the self-governing island democracy.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew a record 28 fighter jets toward the self-ruled island of Taiwan on Tuesday, the island's defense ministry said, the largest such display of force since Beijing began sending planes on a near daily basis last year.
Then start with making friends with compatriots first: in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet. Many speak the same language and we basically have the same cultural backgrounds.
McDonald's has become the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's relations with Taiwan are nongovernmental and practical and are based on Tokyo's recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese official said Friday, following Beijing's protest over a recent reference to the island as a country.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Olympic baseball team has given up trying to qualify for the Tokyo Games because of coronavirus-related travel complications.
Baseball Australia’s chief executive Glenn Williams on Wednesday said the “gut-wrenching” decision to withdraw makes Olympic qualification impossible.
The Chinese military has conducted an amphibious landing exercise in waters near Taiwan amid renewed tensions between Beijing and Washington.
Taiwan has reported a rapidly rising death toll in the widening coronavirus outbreak that saw a further 275 infections and 25 new deaths on Wednesday.
"Too little too late" was one of those overused phrases that would provoke my old editor boss to slam his fist on the desk when he saw it written in news copy. But with the United States' latest donation of 750,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Taiwan, the phrase seems entirely appropriate as a description.
Some 293,000 workers at three major science parks in Taiwan will be vaccinated to cut the risk of tech production worth billions of US dollars being affected by the worsening Covid-19 outbreak.
Taiwan is to extend its soft lockdown by two weeks to last until June 28, as its coronavirus outbreak shows no sign of subsiding with 214 new infections and 26 new deaths reported on Monday.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. will give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, part of President Joe Biden's move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said Sunday, after the self-ruled island complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure vaccines as it battles an outbreak.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A flight carrying 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from Japan touched down in Taiwan on Friday to help the vaccine-starved island fight its largest outbreak since the pandemic began.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In the span of just five days last month, China gave out 100 million shots of its COVID-19 vaccines.
After a slow start, China is now doing what virtually no other country in the world can: leveraging the power and all-encompassing reach of its one-party system and a maturing domestic vaccine industry to administer shots at a staggering pace.
Taiwan 's Covid-19 vaccine shortage has prompted some residents to travel to the United States for inoculation as the island's recent outbreak continued to spread, with 585 new infections and 17 new deaths reported on Thursday.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s foreign minister on Thursday said China is seeking political gains abroad in return for providing vaccines and other pandemic assistance, partly to increase pressure on Taiwan, which it claims as its own territory.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A large cargo ship hit a tall overhead crane in a Taiwanese port on Thursday, sending it smashing into another crane and then into a pile of shipping containers.
One worker at the port was sent to a hospital for a cut on his arm.
Japan likely to defend Taiwan if Beijing makes moves, former US national security official Matt Pottinger says
Tokyo would step up militarily to defend Taiwan if Beijing moved to reunify the island with mainland China by force, former deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger said in a panel discussion on Tuesday with other top Trump administration officials.
Taiwan’s luxury homes may see demand increase as wealthy Taiwanese return home amid rift with Hong Kong
Taiwan 's luxury property market is likely to see a mini-boom as wealthy Taiwanese living in Hong Kong head home amid a rift between the special administrative region and the self-ruled island, according to analysts.
Taiwan's coronavirus outbreak is spreading from its initial hot zones, the island's health minister warned on Saturday as 493 new local cases were reported.
The United States and Taiwan have discussed ways to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, while Taipei has appealed for support in securing vaccine doses from America to help it fight a local outbreak that saw 557 new cases and 19 deaths reported on Friday.