Tsai says 'Hong Kong friends' could be given asylum on humanitarian grounds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Thursday (July 18), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told the press that Taiwan would consider the application for 10 Hong Kong dissidents seeking asylum in Taiwan on humanitar...

Taiwan's MAC downplays report of Hong Kong asylum seekers in Taiwan

Taipei (CNA)--The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which oversees relations with China, on Thursday downplayed a report that several Hong Kong residents have come to Taiwan to seek political asylum. ...

Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emoji

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. Apple Inc. is releasing new varia...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All-Star Matt Chapman homered and had five RBIs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Mat...

Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation chair rebukes chief of China's cross-strait association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday (July 16), the chief of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), criticized President Tsai Ing-wen’s...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 196th day of 2019. There are 169 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 15, 1...

Thornton to sail 104-foot ketch in Chicago to Mackinac Race

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A year after winning line honors aboard a modern racing machine in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, businessman Peter Thornton plans to take a slower, more comfortable approac...

Mobile home residents hit with soaring rent after hurricanes

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For eight years, James Lesane paid what he could for his mobile home lot rental every month — $150. But in February, five months after Hurricane Florence flooded the Lumberton r...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20: July 14: Actress Nancy Olson ("Sunset Boulevard") is 91. Football player-turned-actor Rosey Grier is 87. Actor Vincent Pastore ("The S...

Dear Washington, do not seek to appease the Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 3, the Washington Post published an op-ed entitled “China is not an enemy” addressed to the White House and Congress, which was endorsed by 100 signato...

China breaks off Taipei Mayor’s live stream of meeting with government official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China broke off the Facebook live streaming of a meeting between Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and the Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) chief Liu...

Taipei mayor to meet Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) would meet the Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief Liu Jieyi (劉結一) Friday (July 5) at 5 p.m. at a hotel in Shanghai, a...

PLA putting pressure on Xi Jinping over Taiwan: CSIS analyst

Taipei (Taiwan News) – According to a senior analyst at the Washington D.C.-based Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), senior officials of China’s People’s Liberation A...

Chinese student who criticized Xi can stay 6 more months in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese student who became known in Taiwan after he denounced Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) during a live stream received permission to stay on the island a further...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13: July 7: Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 92. Drummer Ringo Starr is 79. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 76. Actor Joe ...