Tag: Taiwan

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...

For the love of Taiwanese food: Snaking queues at Singapore’s Shilin Night Market

Singapore – No more flying to Taiwan for its most famous night market. A Shilin Market pop-up is currently being held at The Ground @ Kranji (Singapore Turf Club) over two weekends fromn April 19-21 and 26-28 from 3 pm to 11 pm. It’s first...

Forensics show baby born in Taiwan to Singaporean couple was alive at the time they discarded her body

Taipei—The baby who was found in a garbage bin in Taiwan, was alive at the time she was dumped, according to forensic tests performed by Taiwanese authorities. The baby was allegedly born to Singaporean parents who discarded her and went home shortly after her birth. This...

DNA of baby found in trash in Taiwan matches samples found in hotel room of Singaporean couple

Taipei—On Monday, March 3, Taiwanese police confirmed that the DNA of the baby girl whose body had been found in a recycling company in Xindian matched blood samples gathered from the hotel room in Taipei that a Singaporean couple had stayed in. However, the couple denied...

Singaporean couple wanted in Taiwan in connection with baby girl found in rubbish bin

Taipei—Local police have identified a Singaporean couple as persons of interest in connection with the discovery of the body of a baby girl in a rubbish bin in Xindian, Taiwan. The body of the newborn girl was found in the early hours of Tuesday,...

Space-starved Asian cities exhume graves to make space, including Singapore’s own ‘living museum’ Bukit Brown cemetery

In Singapore, the rest of the dead is interrupted to make space for the living. Bukit Brown Cemetery has been the location of approximately 100,000 graves, but more than 4,000 of those resting places have been exhumed since to make way for an eight-lane...