Taiwan - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Taiwan Taiwan's Tsai keeps domestic focus amid China's isolation TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — After a year in office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's administration is shunned by an angry China and facing even greater international isolation. Yet, the island's first female president seems focused on policy initiatives at home as well as maintaining robust relations with the United States, Taiwan's most important source of arms and political s... Sat, 20 May 2017 05:12:00 GMT 2017-05-20T05:12:00Z Wives of Chinese dissidents seek US help at hearing WASHINGTON (AP) — Wives of human rights lawyers persecuted by China urged the Trump administration Thursday to press the communist government to free detainees and end the use of torture. Four of the women made a unique joint appearance at a congressional hearing. Two others spoke in a pre-recorded video message shown to lawmakers. All those who had been able to contact thei... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:16:00Z The Latest: Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Two law enforcement officials say U.S. investigators suspect North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack. They say that's based on a preliminary investigation and stressed investigat... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:45:00Z The Latest: Cyberattack hits schools, hospital in Taiwan NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Taiwanese state media say the WannaCry cyberattack infected computers in 10 schools, the national power company, a hospital and at least one private business. However, the Central News Agency says ... Tue, 16 May 2017 02:49:00 GMT 2017-05-16T02:49:00Z Correction: Navy-Spy Allegations story NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In a story May 4 about a plea deal for Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin in military court, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lin became a U.S. citizen in 2008. He became a citizen in 1998 and enlisted in the Navy the following year, according to his attorney, Larry Youngner. A corrected version of the story... Fri, 05 May 2017 16:46:00 GMT 2017-05-05T16:46:00Z China envoy pick pledges to confront Beijing on tough issues WASHINGTON (AP) — The Midwestern governor President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to China pledged on Tuesday to confront Beijing on a range of contentious issues, including human rights and trade, and assured lawmakers he'll push the Chinese to act more aggressively to defuse North Korea's nuclear weapons program. During his confirmation heari... Tue, 02 May 2017 17:39:00 GMT 2017-05-02T17:39:00Z China launches its first domestically-made aircraft carrier BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a cere... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:03:00 GMT 2017-04-26T18:03:00Z China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a cere... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:39:00 GMT 2017-04-26T04:39:00Z Trump presses China on NKorea; another bluff could hurt him WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning the U.S. could act alone, President Donald Trump has vowed to deliver an ultimatum to Chinese leader Xi Jinping to rein in North Korea when the two men come face-to-face for the first time this week. But Trump's early retreat on Taiwan already has chipped away at his standing with Beijing, and another bluff could leave him looking the way he hates m... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:30:00 GMT 2017-04-06T03:30:00Z Israel beats the Netherlands 4-2 in World Baseball Classic SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nate Freiman's RBI double sparked a three-run first inning Thursday as Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 to finish at the top of Pool A in the World Baseball Classic with a 3-0 record. Zach Borenstein and Ryan Lavarnway also drove in runs in the first for Israel, which clinched a berth in the second round when the Netherlands beat ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:08:00 GMT 2017-03-09T14:08:00Z Japan, Israel, Netherlands win in World Baseball Classic TOKYO (AP) — Nobuhiro Matsuda hit a three-run homer as Japan scored five runs in the fifth inning on its way to an 11-6 win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday. With two-time champion Japan leading 3-1 in the fifth inning, Matsuda made it 6-1 with a homer into the left-field stands at Tokyo Dome. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo added a two-run shot two innings later to wid... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:35:00 GMT 2017-03-07T16:35:00Z Speed a possible factor in Taiwan bus crash that killed 32 TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators were looking into excessive speed as the possible cause of a bus crash in Taiwan that killed 32 people and injured several others in the island's worst road accident in more than three decades, an official said Tuesday. The bus flipped over Monday evening while cornering on an expressway ramp in Taiwan's capital Taipei ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:51:00 GMT 2017-02-14T02:51:00Z Minor earthquake hits Taiwan, injuring 4 BEIJING (AP) — A minor earthquake hit the southern part of Taiwan early Saturday, injuring four people, authorities said. The National Fire Agency reported four cases of residents being hurt by falling items. Authorities said the magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck near the coast of Tainan city at around 1:12 a.m. Taiwanese media reported t... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:51:00 GMT 2017-02-11T07:51:00Z In shift, Trump tells Xi he will honor 'one China' policy BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington's long-standing "one China" policy in a call with Beijing's leader, a move that could ease anger in China over his earlier suggestions that he might use Taiwan as leverage in negotiations over trade, security and other sensitive issues. More than two months after deviating from decades of America... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-02-10T18:12:00Z Trump reaffirms 'one China' policy in call with China's Xi BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump reaffirmed America's long-standing "one China" policy in a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, dealing a victory to Beijing on an issue it considers nonnegotiable and possibly helping to ease uncertainty between the nations. Trump's latest remarks, coming after he repeatedly suggested using the policy as leverage,... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:55:00 GMT 2017-02-10T07:55:00Z Correction: Trump-China story BEIJING (AP) — In a story Jan. 21 about reactions to Donald Trump's inauguration as president, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the CEO of Dunkin' Brands. He is Nigel Travis, not Davis. A corrected version of the story is below: Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump People in Beijing expressed doubts about President Donald ... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT 2017-02-03T03:00:00Z EU slaps China, Taiwan with steel anti-dumping duties BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties on steel products from China and Taiwan to stop them flooding Europe's struggling steel market. The Commission said Friday that an investigation has confirmed that Chinese and Taiwanese stainless steel tube and a type of butt-welded pipe fitting have been sold in Europe at dumping prices. ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:58:00 GMT 2017-01-27T12:58:00Z What Trump's trade and geopolitical moves mean for China BEIJING (AP) — With his rejection of an Asian trade pact, U.S. President Donald Trump has tackled the first in a promised series of far-reaching policy changes that could inadvertently give China room to assert itself as a regional leader and worsen strains over the South China Sea and Taiwan. The U.S. departure from the Trans-Pacific Partnership could he... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:11:00 GMT 2017-01-25T05:11:00Z Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns BEIJING (AP) — People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. The clues Trump has given about his foreign policy are a break with former President Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia," which re-emphasized Ame... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:55:00 GMT 2017-01-24T08:55:00Z iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering investing $7 billion in a U.S. factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou discussed the potential expansion Sunday during a company meeting in Taiwan. His comments were broadcast by Taiwanes... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:47:00 GMT 2017-01-24T03:47:00Z World reacts to Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy, but offered no specifics about America's place in the world. The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first president who had never held political office or high military rank — promised to stir a "new national pride" and protect America from the "ravages" of countries he says hav... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:20:00 GMT 2017-01-21T05:20:00Z Taiwan dismisses 'petty' concerns of China over US inaugural WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Taiwan's delegation to the U.S. presidential inauguration dismissed as "small-minded" China's strong objections to his attendance Friday. Former Premier Yu Shyi-kun told The Associated Press "it's hard to believe that a country with 5,000 years of history and its glorious background is so focused on this. It just shows how petty they are." ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-01-20T22:32:00Z China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the request had been passed to Trump's transition ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMT 2017-01-18T10:42:00Z Taiwan ex-premier heading delegation to Trump inauguration BEIJING (AP) — A former premier will represent Taiwan at Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, a visit likely to be closely scrutinized by China for signs the incoming president intends to make good on remarks suggesting a shake-up in relations between Taipei, Washington and Beijing. Yu Shyi-kun will be joined by lawmakers and local government officials rep... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:47:00 GMT 2017-01-17T07:47:00Z 'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump BEIJING (AP) — Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country's "one-China principle" regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any attempt to reconsider the issue would be self-defeating. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that anyone attempting to use Taiwan's status in a negotiation would be "smash... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:05:00 GMT 2017-01-16T10:05:00Z China state media call Trump's Taiwan strategy 'despicable' BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump "speaks like a rookie," China's state-run media said Monday, describing his suggested use of America's position on Taiwan as a bargaining chip as "despicable." The nationalist tabloid Global Times published an editorial blasting Trump's strategy and saying China would have a strong response to any reconsideratio... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:01:00 GMT 2017-01-16T05:01:00Z China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission BEIJING (AP) — China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and speculation soared over what future role the flat-top will play amid China's growing military ambitions. The Defense Ministry said the 60,000-ton Liaoning sailed in to the east... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:13:00 GMT 2017-01-14T03:13:00Z Taiwan protests Nigeria's demand to move trade mission LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has demanded that Taiwan relocate its trade office following a visit by China's foreign minister and a promise of $40 billion in investment. Taiwan quickly protested, calling China's actions "crude." During a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, Nigeria publicly reiterated its support for Beijing's "One Chi... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:33:00 GMT 2017-01-12T14:33:00Z China says committed to peace as carrier passes near Taiwan BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday it was committed to promoting peace and stability in Asia, even as it sent an aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled island. The statement in the preface to a Cabinet report on China's policies on Asia-Pacific security cooperation follows heate... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMT 2017-01-11T09:50:00Z Taipei: Chinese aircraft carrier transiting Taiwan Strait TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's defense ministry said China's sole aircraft carrier on Wednesday was transiting the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions between the mainland and self-governing island it claims as its own territory. A ministry statement said the Liaoning was traveling northwest along the center line dividing the strait, along with its bat... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:05:00 GMT 2017-01-11T04:05:00Z