Thousands march in Hong Kong to commemorate June 4 protests

HONG KONG (AP) — More than 2,000 people are marching in Hong Kong to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed. Demonstrators took ...

Taiwanese same-sex couples wed at vibrant banquet

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — More than 1,000 people have attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan's capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the unions. ...

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the pas...

'Revolution' in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One victim spoke out, and then another, and another. A statue of a pedophile priest was toppled in Gdansk, put back by his supporters, and finally dismantled for good. A feature ...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

Taiwan Legislature moves to limit activities of former officers in China

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An amendment bill to limit the activities of retired high-ranking Taiwanese military officers and other categories of former officials during visits to China cleared the committee stag...

India's ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party co...

Taiwan’s TSMC still expects growth despite Huawei trouble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the largest contract chipmaker in the world, still expected its business to grow in the second half of the year despite the ...

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the city's 9...

Global markets rise after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. curbs on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei dragged down Wall Street. Benchmarks in London, Fra...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and ...

China: Thousands of North Korean women forced into prostitution: report

A report published by the Korea Future Initiative, a London-based NGO, reveals that thousands of North Korean women and girls are being subjected to forced marriage and prostitution in China. The rep...

Independent Cuban think tank says closing under pressure

HAVANA (AP) — One of Cuba's only independent think tanks said Monday that it is closing because of pressure from what it described as powerful institutions on and off the communist island, though it g...

As China looms, US seeks Taiwan role at UN health assembly

GENEVA (AP) — The U.S. health secretary says the United States has an "excellent relationship with China," but insists rival Taiwan should be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's bigges...