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Taiwan prosecutors probe train crash that killed 51

HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors in Taiwan said Saturday they questioned the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country's worst train disaster in decades ...

Taiwan baseball fans allowed inside stadium but sit apart

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — There were fans in the stands for baseball in Taiwan on Friday, albeit spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus. Up to 1,0...

Baseball in full swing in Taiwan, even in empty stadiums

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — When Wang Wei-chen had a base hit for the Chinatrust Brothers, no one booed or cheered from the stands at the suburban Taipei ballpark. No one hurled insults at the umpi...

Dispute leaves Taiwanese stuck in locked-down Chinese cities

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Beauty salon operator Shelly Chen flew from Taiwan to her hometown in China last month to see her aging parents for the Lunar New Year holiday. Two days later, their city in the ...

Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From you...

AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders of China refuse to accept...

Suspected Chinese meddling focus in Taiwan presidential vote

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s ruling party is crying foul over alleged Chinese attempts to sway the self-governing island’s presidential election on Saturday. The Democratic Progres...

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Polls indicate that President Tsai I...

Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officials

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of falsifying...

Q&A: How a woman's death got tangled in Hong Kong politics

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Around Valentine's Day last year, the decomposing body of a pregnant Hong Kong woman, 21-year-old Poon Hiu-wing, turned up in the tall grass near a riverside spot in a suburban a...

Bridge falls in Taiwan bay, injuring 10 on boats below

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said ...

CCP soft-power victory after Voice of America publishes highly flawed article

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Voice of America (VOA) is a U.S. government-funded state-owned news agency which broadcasts impartial news around the world while promoting the values of freedom and de...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing....

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China's government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party's nomination Thursday to seek a second f...

Xi's tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks. That hasn't panned out. Instead, h...