Tag: Taiwan

China says Taiwan separatists will ‘stink for eternity’

Taiwan separatists are doomed to "stink for eternity", China's top diplomat warned after the island's President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide re-election victory in a stinging rebuke to Beijing. Tsai, who has drawn the ire of Beijing for refusing to acknowledge that Taiwan is part...

Protests send Hong Kongers to Taiwan in search of new lives

Pictures by Sam Yeh and Philip Fong. Video by Sean Chang by Amber Wang, with Yan Zhao in Hong Kong Protests that have paralysed Hong Kong for nearly six months are pushing residents to seek new lives abroad, with many turning to nearby democratic Taiwan to...

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for "routine" training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections. The ship, which has yet to be named, is Beijing's second carrier and will...

Murder suspect whose case was catalyst for Hong Kong protests released

A murder suspect whose proposed deportation to Taiwan was a catalyst for huge anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong was released from prison Wednesday but, despite saying he wanted to face justice, will remain in the city as a diplomatic spat continues. Months of increasingly violent...

Taiwan shrugs as communist China hails 70th anniversary

by Sean CHANG Communist China's creation seven decades ago irrevocably changed Taiwan, but Beijing's huge celebrations this week will be met with a collective shrug on an island where people increasingly see themselves as distinct from the mainland. After the People's Republic of China was declared...

Oops? Chinese flagship Huawei calls Taiwan a country, infuriates Chinese netizens

Angry Chinese citizens took to social media to rage against yet another corporate slight, but this time they boycotted their own home-grown brand. Screenshots of Huawei's P-series phones listing Taiwan as a separate country went viral on Weibo last Wednesday (Aug 14). The default language setting...

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait, China ‘concerned’

An American warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the US Navy and Taiwanese authorities said Thursday, triggering concern in Beijing. The transit came as China, which views Taiwan as a renegade province, unveiled a defence white paper Wednesday stressing its willingness to use force to...

Infernal affairs: how triads embraced communist China

by Jerome TAYLOR The savage beating of Hong Kong protesters by a mob of triad gangsters has deepened fears about the city's notorious criminal gangs and the use of shadowy hired muscle to defend China's interests. At least 45 people were hospitalised after Sunday's attack when...

Mid-flight meet-cute: two passengers start dating after holding hands during a turbulent flight

In what sounds like the plot of a romantic comedy, two strangers sat next to each other on a plane and accidentally held hands during a turbulent flight. Next thing they knew, they were in love. The man, Xu Zhewei, booked a plane going home...

Activist Roy Ngerng, “Singapore is mini-China,” when it comes to speaking up

Singapore— Roy Yi Ling Ngerng, a Singaporean activist who has been based in Taiwan for some years now, compared Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong when it came to freedom and democracy and drew analogies with China. Mr Ngerng has been actively participating in the demonstrations...