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China threatens countermeasures as Taiwan prepares for U.S. visit

06 Aug 2020

BEIJING/TAIPEI China on Thursday threatened to take countermeasures over a trip to Taiwan by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, as the Chinese-claimed island geared up for its highest-level U.S. official visit in four decades.

U.S. health chief to be highest-ranking official in decades to visit Taiwan, angering China

05 Aug 2020

TAIPEI U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four decades - a move that angered China, which claims the island as its own. | Video

Taiwan's 'Mr Democracy' Lee Teng-hui championed island, defied China

30 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, who died on Thursday aged 97, was dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for burying autocratic rule in favour of freewheeling pluralism, and thrived on defying China's drive to absorb an island it regards as a wayward province.

Taiwan's 'Mr Democracy' Lee Teng-hui championed island, defied China

30 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, who died on Thursday aged 97, was dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for burying autocratic rule in favour of freewheeling pluralism, and thrived on defying China's drive to absorb an island it regards as a wayward province.

Taiwan's 'Mr Democracy' Lee Teng-hui championed island, defied China

30 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, who died on Thursday aged 97, was dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for burying autocratic rule in favour of freewheeling pluralism, and thrived on defying China's drive to absorb an island it regards as a wayward province.

TSMC logs record quarterly profit as clients clamour for advanced chips, outlook rosy

16 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said quarterly net profit surged 81% to a record level and predicted hefty revenue gains for the third-quarter on robust orders for advanced chips.

UPDATE 3-TSMC logs record quarterly profit as clients clamour for advanced chips, outlook rosy

16 Jul 2020

* Sees revenue growth above 20% in 2020 (Adds full-year revenue outlook in paragraph 4)

Amid Hong Kong convulsion, Taiwan pitches investors its democracy

15 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Amid political turmoil in financial hub Hong Kong, Taiwan is pitching investors its democracy, rule of law and high quality of life as the island aims to draw more foreign money and talent, Taiwan's top financial regulator said on Wednesday.

Outflanked by China in Africa, Taiwan eyes unrecognised Somaliland

01 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan and Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland will establish representative offices in each other's capitals, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, a step guaranteed to anger Beijing.

Fighting in Taiwan parliament after opposition occupies chamber

29 Jun 2020

TAIPEI Fighting erupted in Taiwan's parliament on Monday as lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) broke through barricades erected by the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) who had occupied it to protest against government "tyranny". | Video

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