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Taiwan tells China don’t use ‘black box’ hearing against detained activist

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Taiwan tells China don’t use ‘black box’ hearing against detained activist

- CHINA must not conduct a “black box” hearing against a Taiwan activist arrested on suspicion of subversion, but openly judge his case and disclose all the evidence, Taiwan’s ruling party said on Saturday. Activist Lee Ming-che, a community college worker known for supporting human rights, went missing in China on March 19, straining already poor relations between China and Taiwan. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday that China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said Lee had been formally arrested by state security authorities in the southern province of Hunan on suspicion of subversion of state power

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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Detention | 
Places: Asia |  South Korea |  E. Asia |  Taiwan | 

China arrests Taiwanese activist for 'subversion'

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China arrests Taiwanese activist for 'subversion'

- BEIJING: China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports. Lee Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker, had been unreachable since Mar 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai from Macau, according to Taiwan's government. On Friday China's official state news agency Xinhua reported that he was in detention and had "confessed" following interrogation

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China says detained Taiwan activist confesses to harming state security

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China says detained Taiwan activist confesses to harming state security

- BEIJING: The Chinese government said on Friday that a Taiwan rights activist has been arrested on suspicion of subversion and has confessed to harming state security, in a case which has strained ties between China and self-ruled Taiwan. Relations have cooled since Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took power last year, because she refuses to concede that the self-ruled island is part of China

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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Detention | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Singapore |  North |  Beijing | 

Taiwán reitera su apoyo a la micro región de Valle del Jiboa e Ilobasco

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Taiwán reitera su apoyo a la micro región de Valle del Jiboa e Ilobasco

- La Embajadora de la República de China (Taiwán) en El Salvador, Florencia Miao-hung Hsie, participó junto al ministro de Economía, Tharsis Lopéz y la Directora Ejecutiva del Comisión Nacional de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (CONAMYPE), Ileana Rogel en la firma del convenio Fomento del Movimiento Nacional Un Pueblo, Un Producto enfocada en la industria del dulce y textil artesanal. Dicho proyecto será ejecutado en Valle del Jiboa (Departamento de San Vicente y La Paz) e Ilobasco (Sensuntepeque), con el objetivo de mejorar la eficiencia en las operaciones y aumentar el valor agregado en los productos locales

Places: El Salvador |  Taiwan | 

Taiwan war games simulate China invasion

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Taiwan war games simulate China invasion

- PENGHU'ERCUN, TAIWAN (AFP) - Taiwan forces simulated an invasion by China Thursday (May 25) as part of live-fire war games against a backdrop of rising tensions with Beijing. The annual drills are Taiwan's biggest military exercise and mocked up a scenario in which Chinese troops launched an amphibious assault. They took place on the outlying Penghu Islands, which sit in the strait that separates Taiwan from China

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Taiwan war games simulate China invasion

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Taiwan war games simulate China invasion

- TAIPEI: Taiwan forces simulated an invasion by China Thursday (May 25) as part of live-fire war games against a backdrop of rising tensions with Beijing. The annual drills are Taiwan's biggest military exercise and mocked up a scenario in which Chinese troops launched an amphibious assault. They took place on the outlying Penghu Islands, which sit in the strait that separates Taiwan from China

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China's Xi urges Taiwan business lobby to back 'one China' principle

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China's Xi urges Taiwan business lobby to back 'one China' principle

- BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged a business lobby for Taiwan enterprises on the mainland to support the "one China" principle and contribute to unity between Beijing and Taipei, state media said on Wednesday. China regards Taiwan as a renegade province to be recovered by force if necessary, after defeated Nationalists fled there in 1949, following the loss of a civil war to the Communists

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Tags: Politicians |  Xi Jinping | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Singapore |  North |  Beijing | 

Taiwan gaat homohuwelijk invoeren

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Taiwan gaat homohuwelijk invoeren

- TAIPEH - Het constitutionele hof in Taiwan heeft woensdag bepaald dat homostellen mogen trouwen. Taiwan is daarmee het eerste Aziatische land dat zo'n huwelijk legaliseert.

Places: Taiwan |  Netherlands | 

The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly

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The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly

- (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, greets delegates after her statement, during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Genev... (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, greets delegates after her statement, during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Genev

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The restaurants in Taipei that harness the goodness of Taiwan

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The restaurants in Taipei that harness the goodness of Taiwan

- TAIPEI: Taipei has always been a city where one doesn’t have to work hard to eat awfully well: It has a street food scene as vibrant as that of Bangkok; restaurants that specialise in both Taiwanese and regional cuisines from around China; thousands of cheap and cheerful joints at which to drink cold beer with small plates and quick stir-fries; and a plethora of sushi bars, a remnant of decades spent under Japanese rule

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Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Singapore | 

Taiwan's China-Friendly Nationalists Pick Former Vice President Wu Den-Yih As Party Chief

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Taiwan's China-Friendly Nationalists Pick Former Vice President Wu Den-Yih As Party Chief

- Taipei: Taiwan's biggest opposition group, the China-friendly Nationalists, on Saturday picked as its chief the island's former vice president Wu Den-yih, an advocate of improved and stable cross-strait relations. In his acceptance speech, Wu, 69, said the party would need to implement measures to boost the economy such as by increasing incomes and implementing pension reforms. The Nationalists, also known as the Kuomintang (KMT), once governed all of China, but fled to Taiwan in 1949 after being defeated in a civil war with China's Communists

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A year in office, Taiwan's Tsai seeks Beijing's goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

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A year in office, Taiwan's Tsai seeks Beijing's goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

- By J.R. Wu. TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is signalling she needs more give and take from China to rein in hardliners on an island China considers its own, officials say, but Beijing is unlikely to budge months before its five-yearly Communist Party Congress. As she marks one year in office on Saturday, Tsai, leader of the ruling independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is facing a surge in anti-China sentiment amid pressure from Beijing on the proudly democratic island to bow to its "one China" policy

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A year in office, Taiwan's Tsai seeks Beijing's goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

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A year in office, Taiwan's Tsai seeks Beijing's goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

- TAIPEI - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is signaling she needs more give and take from China to rein in hardliners on an island China considers its own, officials say, but Beijing is unlikely to budge months before its five-yearly Communist Party Congress. As she marks one year in office on Saturday, Tsai, leader of the ruling independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is facing a surge in anti-China sentiment amid pressure from Beijing on the proudly democratic island to bow to its "one China" policy

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A year in office, Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen faces surge in anti-China sentiment

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A year in office, Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen faces surge in anti-China sentiment

- TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is signalling she needs more give and take from China to rein in hardliners on an island China considers its own, officials say, but Beijing is unlikely to budge months before its five-yearly Communist Party Congress. As she marks one year in office on Saturday (May 20), Tsai, leader of the ruling independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is facing a surge in anti-China sentiment amid pressure from Beijing on the proudly democratic island to bow to its "one China" policy

Places: Asia |  Taiwan |  Singapore | 

25 Chinese, Taiwanese remanded over Selangor-based 'Macau Scam' syndicate

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25 Chinese, Taiwanese remanded over Selangor-based 'Macau Scam' syndicate

- SHAH ALAM: A total of 25 Chinese and Taiwanese citizens were remanded for four days from yesterday to facilitate investigations into a ‘Macau Scam’ syndicate. Magistrate Khairul Nizam Abu Bakar issued the remand order for 13 men and seven women from China, and four men and a woman from Taiwan, all aged between 20 and 30, for being suspected syndicate members

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Crimes |  Frauds | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau |  Taiwan |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia |  Malay States |  Central |  Selangor |  Shah Alam | 

Taiwan man arrested over public beheading of sister

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Taiwan man arrested over public beheading of sister

- TAIPEI: A Taiwanese man was arrested Thursday for decapitating his sister in front of horrified neighbours, a week after another killer was jailed for beheading a three-year-old girl in the street. The brutal crimes have shocked the largely peaceful island. The 54-year-old man, identified by his family name Lin, beheaded his sister with a kitchen knife outside their home in southern Kaohsiung city after an argument, police said

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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Arrests | 
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With Chinese tourism down, Taiwan looks to lure visitors from South-east Asia

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With Chinese tourism down, Taiwan looks to lure visitors from South-east Asia

- TAIPEI — Nowhere is the boom in tourism from China over the past decade more palpable than among neighbours of the country, Asia’s largest economy. But perceived economic benefits can be used as a political weapon when Beijing wants to send a message. Many Chinese tourists are boycotting South Korea in response to its deployment of an antimissile system that China considers a threat to its security

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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Tourism | 
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Taiwan man arrested over public beheading of sister

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Taiwan man arrested over public beheading of sister

- TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese man was arrested on Thursday (May 18) for decapitating his sister in front of horrified neighbours, a week after another killer was jailed for beheading a three-year-old girl in the street. The brutal crimes have shocked the largely peaceful island. The 54-year-old man, identified by his family name Lin, beheaded his sister with a kitchen knife outside their home in southern Kaohsiung city after an argument, police said

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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Arrests | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Singapore | 

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  • Taiwan tells China don’t use ‘black box’ hearing against detained activist
    Taiwan tells China don’t use ‘black box’ hearing against detained activist

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    CHINA must not conduct a “black box” hearing against a Taiwan activist arrested on suspicion of subversion, but openly judge his case and disclose all the evidence, Taiwan’s ruling party said on Saturday. Activist Lee Ming-che, a community college worker known for supporting human rights, went missing in China on March 19, straining already poor relations between China and Taiwan. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday that China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said Lee had been formally arrested by state security authorities in the southern province of Hunan on suspicion of subversion of state power

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Law Enforcement |  Detention | 
    Places: Asia |  South Korea |  E. Asia |  Taiwan | 

Politics & Government

Sports

  • Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins Singapore Open championship
    Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins Singapore Open championship

    , chinapost.com.tw

    TAIPEI, Taiwan --Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), the world's top-ranked women's badminton player, beat second-ranked Carolina Marin of Spain Sunday to win the 2017 World BWF Super Series Singapore Open Badminton Championship.

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Tennis |  Badminton | 
    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan | 

Business

Technology

  • The Latest: Cyberattack hits schools, hospital in Taiwan
    The Latest: Cyberattack hits schools, hospital in Taiwan

    , abcnews.com

    The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 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 the ransomware program caused no damage to the schools' core database systems. Taiwan's education ministry has warned institutions to protect their information and not to download software from unknown sources

    Categories: Technology |  Education | 
    Tags: Schools | 
    Places: United States |  Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan | 

Health

  • Female cancer screening 'as easy as afternoon tea'
    Female cancer screening 'as easy as afternoon tea'

    , chinapost.com.tw

    That continues to be Procter & Gamble's (P&G) slogan for its decadeslong campaign for gynecological cancer prevention. The theme was underlined this year by telling women that undergoing a cancer screening can be as quick and easy as a quick afternoon tea. Breast cancer has become the most common cancer among women in Taiwan, Vice Health Minister Tsai Sen-tien (蔡森田) said Sunday at an event marking the launch of this year's campaign

    Categories: Life & Style |  Health | 
    Tags: Women |  Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan | 

Family & Parenting

Society & Culture

Religion & Spirituality

Entertainment & Arts

Education

  • The Latest: Cyberattack hits schools, hospital in Taiwan
    The Latest: Cyberattack hits schools, hospital in Taiwan

    , abcnews.com

    The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 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 the ransomware program caused no damage to the schools' core database systems. Taiwan's education ministry has warned institutions to protect their information and not to download software from unknown sources

    Categories: Technology |  Education | 
    Tags: Schools | 
    Places: United States |  Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan | 

Farming

  • The sun shines on Taiwan’s tea growers
    The sun shines on Taiwan’s tea growers

    , shanghaidaily.com

    JUST after 5am, Chen Siou-cin, 60, puts on her bamboo hat and goes out to her tea garden. Her 1.5-hectare patch is set on a low ridge in Taiwan’s Nantou County, 200 kilometers from Taipei, where Chen has been growing tea for more than 30 years. The garden is 400 meters above sea level, an elevation usually too low for quality tea

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Tea Farming |  Tea Farmers | 
    Places: China |  Taiwan | 

Travel & Recreation

Law & Crime

  • Taiwan tells China don’t use ‘black box’ hearing against detained activist
    Taiwan tells China don’t use ‘black box’ hearing against detained activist

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    CHINA must not conduct a “black box” hearing against a Taiwan activist arrested on suspicion of subversion, but openly judge his case and disclose all the evidence, Taiwan’s ruling party said on Saturday. Activist Lee Ming-che, a community college worker known for supporting human rights, went missing in China on March 19, straining already poor relations between China and Taiwan. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday that China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said Lee had been formally arrested by state security authorities in the southern province of Hunan on suspicion of subversion of state power

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Law Enforcement |  Detention | 
    Places: Asia |  South Korea |  E. Asia |  Taiwan | 

Motoring

Life & Style

Science & Nature

Real Estate

  • Home prices up in lower-tier cities
    Home prices up in lower-tier cities

    , chinapost.com.tw

    The policies were introduced to ensure the stable and healthy development of the housing market and to curb runaway prices and speculative purchases. Latest NBS data showed home prices in 62 of the 70 cities the authority monitored rose in March. Prices rose in 56 cities in February, and in 45 cities in January. More buyers are investing in property in lower-tier cities, helping reduce their inventory

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Media & Information

  • Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan
    Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

    , thestar.com.my

    Taipei (AFP) - International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the "biggest threat" to press freedom. Also known by its French name Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), the Paris-based organisation decided against their original choice of Hong Kong, citing deteriorating freedom in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

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    Tags: Journalism |  Journalists |  Reporters | 
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