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One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.


Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Chinese middle class could be boon for Washington ranchers

The prices that small-operation ranchers in Washington get for their cattle is tied to the global economy, making it about as hard to predict as the prairie rain.


Gap apologizes for China map T-shirt that didn’t show Taiwan

The U.S. clothing retailer Gap apologized Tuesday for selling T-shirts with a map of China that didn’t include self-ruled Taiwan, the latest example of corporate kowtowing to Beijing.


Bolton’s appointment comes at sensitive time for China ties

Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton’s appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump’s approval of new tariffs on …


Rescuers comb Taiwan quake rubble for remaining 7 missing

Rescuers in Taiwan continued their search for survivors in a dangerously tilted building Thursday, more than a day after it was damaged in an earthquake that shook the island’s east …


Workers try to shore up tilted buildings after Taiwan quake

Workers placed steel beams to stabilize a dangerously tilted building while rescuers on the other side try to pull survivors from their residences Thursday morning, more than a day after …


Six dead, 76 missing after strong quake hits Taiwan

Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Rescue efforts continue after Taiwan quake kills 4

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan.


Strong earthquake strikes off Taiwan’s east coast

A strong and shallow earthquake struck off Taiwan’s east coast on Sunday night, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on …


Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday said her government will defend the self-governing island’s freedoms and democratic system amid heightened tensions with rival China, and renewed calls for dialogue that …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:45 a.m.

Taiwan signs $576 million wheat deal with United States

Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana.


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Typhoon injures 81 in Taiwan as another storm approaches

Taiwan’s first typhoon of the year has left 81 people injured and coastal towns flooded as the island braces for a second tropical storm.


Trump shifts from provoking to engaging to pressuring China

Less than three months after President Donald Trump and China’s leader strolled the manicured lawns at Mar-a-Lago, the White House is suddenly engaged in a multipronged pressure campaign against Beijing, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat

Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of …


China again rejects Trump’s suggestion to negotiate Taiwan

China’s foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides.


Ted Cruz, Texas governor meet with Taiwan president

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott said they met Sunday with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen while she was passing through Houston on her way to Central America.


China warns Trump against using Taiwan for leverage on trade

China warned Donald Trump against using the One-China policy regarding Taiwan as a bargaining chip in trade talks, a swift response that indicates Beijing is losing patience with the U.S. …


Trump renews criticism of China as state media warns on Taiwan

President-elect Donald Trump vowed that China would soon have to “play by the rules,” as Chinese state media issued its clearest warning yet about its bottom line on Taiwan.


Trump’s Taiwan call brilliant, not a blunder

Trump was serving notice on Beijing that it is dealing with a different kind of president – an outsider who will not be encumbered by the same Lilliputian diplomatic threads …


Report says Bob Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan’s leader

Last week’s telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the …


Trump’s trade talk raises concerns

About one-third of Washington state jobs depend on trade, so it’s nerve-racking to watch the Trump administration flout diplomatic tradition with China, trash trade deals and promote steep tariffs.


Why people are making such a big deal about the Trump-Taiwan call

With a roughly 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump broke from nearly 40 years of U.S. policy in Asia and probably complicated relations …


Analysis: Trump’s call with Taiwan’s president was latest break from diplomatic norms

In a series of telephone calls with foreign leaders apparently eager to congratulate the president-elect, Donald Trump has broken many of the rules that govern delicate matters of international relations, …


28 dead, 15 missing after typhoon lashes eastern China

The strongest typhoon to hit China this year has left 28 people dead and 15 others missing in the east of the country.


Vietnam says Taiwan firm’s pollution affected 200,000 people

Toxic waste discharged from a Taiwanese-owned steel complex in central Vietnam harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen, the Vietnamese government said in tallying the damage …


Explosion on Taiwan train injures 21 people

TAIPEI, Taiwan – An explosion engulfed a Taiwanese commuter train car in flames late Thursday, injuring 21 people, some of them seriously, Taiwan’s official news agency said. Taiwanese police said …


Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Typhoon-torn Taiwan to allow Dalai Lama visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan said today it has agreed to let the Dalai Lama visit the island to comfort survivors of a devastating typhoon, a decision that could anger China. …