House Speaker Kevin McCarthy welcomed Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen for a historic meeting on U.S. soil Wednesday, in a politically sensitive session underscoring U.S. lawmakers’ growing support for her self-ruled island as tensions rise with rival China.
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Way back when China’s Jade Emperor held the Great Race to determine the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, three animals stood before a river that separated them from the finish line. The monkey, who wittily picked out lengthy branches as makeshift paddles, helped the sheep and the rooster cross the […]
By Christopher Bodeen and Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president Jan. 16, handing her pro-independence party its first majority in the national legislature and rejecting the China-friendly party that has led the self-governing island for eight years. The result should be deeply unsettling to […]
By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Many thought it might never happen: The presidents of China and Taiwan — inheritors to the Communist and Nationalist regimes that fought a civil war and remained bitter rivals for decades — coming together as equals for talks. While it isn’t yet clear what the impact will […]
By Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China. The ruling Nationalist Party on Sunday picked as […]
By Johnson Lai Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The front-runner in Taiwan’s presidential race said last Sunday that she would seek stable relations with mainland China, but did not rule out revisiting the island’s official stance on independence, leaving open questions about how China would respond to her probable victory in next month’s elections. […]
By Peter Enav The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, that said, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s president officially tossed his hat in the ring for a second four-year term Saturday, hoping a record of strong