Tag Archives: Taiwan

Taiwan says ready to review Chinese activist's asylum request

TAIPEI: Taiwan said on Monday it was prepared to review a petition for asylum from a Chinese activist who left his tour group in Taiwan without notice last week. Local media reported on Sunday that Zhang Xiangzhong, whose whereabouts remain unknown, has said he will make an asylum request on Tuesday with the Mainland Affairs… Read More »

Jailhouse shock – Taiwan prison aims to jump-start island's solar power dream

PINGTUNG, Taiwan: On Pingtung jail’s sunlit roof, prisoner no. 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for bribery, is learning how to install solar panels in a program that’s part of Taiwan’s shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power. The 48-year-old is working on a project that has seen… Read More »

Taiwan president says aspires to create “new era” of peace with China

TAIPEI: Taiwan aspires to create a “new era” of peace with China and military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to the Pope released by her office on Friday (Jan 20). “Upholding peace requires ample goodwill and communication. Based on many years of experience in cross-strait negotiations during my… Read More »

White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON: The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognises Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in a break with US norms. “There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security… Read More »