China claims Three Gorges Dam in 'elastic state' after Google Maps shows warping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Images that appear to show China's Three Gorges Dam warping badly are causing concern on Chinese social media, but the Chinese government is downplaying the risk to the fac...

'Blue tears' not toxic: Taiwan researcher

Fluorescent blue sparkles, dubbed "blue tears," that glow around Taiwan's offshore Matsu Islands are not caused by toxic algae and a sign of environmental deterioration, a Taiwanese rese...

Xi Jinping and the 'Chinese Dream'

The rest of the world rubs its eyes in astonishment. In just under three decades, China has transformed itself from being a bitter-poor developing country into a global economic power. Beijing now has...

Xi Jinping and the 'Chinese Dream'

The rest of the world rubs its eyes in astonishment. In just under three decades, China has transformed itself from being a bitter-poor developing country into a global economic power. Beijing now has...

Can Taiwanese missiles destroy Three Gorges Dam? Only tiny dents: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a suggestion by Taiwanese netizens that Taiwan's missiles could be used to destroy the Three Gorges Dam in response to an attack by China, a military expert ...

James Cameron says 'Avatar' sequel not coming in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Another year, another "Avatar" postponement. James Cameron says the long-gesticulating sequel to his science-fiction epic will not be released next year. "2018 is not...

Chinese renewable power giant builds global empire

BEIJING (AP) — Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country's economic turmoil and paid $1.2 billion ...

Senior travel booms in China, with Yangtze a popular spot

BEIJING (AP) -- When Li Caohua retired in her late 50s, the doctor immediately joined millions of other Chinese seniors and hit the road to see more of her giant country.At the top of her destination ...

Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot

BEIJING (AP) -- The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are oft...

Siberian daily thanks Taiwan for protecting lone Siberian crane

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) A Russian newspaper on Wednesday ran a long feature story about Taiwan's efforts at protecting a young Siberian crane which flew into a north Taiwan wetland after getting lost...

Aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis

BEIJING (AP) -- Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. Even the s...

Siberian crane winning Taiwanese hearts

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) A young Siberian white crane that accidentally migrated to a northern Taiwan wetland last December has survived attacks by hawks and stray dogs and has now stolen the hearts of...