Faith Hung

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13 Sep 2017 | 6:00 PM

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Talim, mainland China braces for twin storms

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan issued a warning to ships and airlines cancelled some flights on Wednesday as the island braced for Typhoon Talim, which was expected to hit cities including the capital Taipei, before hurtling towards China potentially as a super typhoon.

10 Sep 2017 | 3:34 PM

Wife of detained Taiwan activist to attend his trial in China

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The wife and mother of detained Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che were due to arrive in China on Sunday to attend his subversion trial on Monday, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said in a statement, calling for Lee's safe return home.

5 Sep 2017 | 1:51 PM

Taiwan appoints new premier to drive reform efforts

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has appointed as premier William Lai, the mayor of its southern city of Tainan, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, as she moved to shore up declining public support.

4 Sep 2017 | 4:44 PM

Taiwan premier resigns to help shore up president's falling popularity

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has accepted the resignation of Premier Lin Chuan, the ruling party said on Monday, a departure that had been widely expected because of the president's falling public support.

18 Apr 2017 | 2:07 PM

Taiwan detains Chinese asylum seeker, deciding whether to deport

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Tuesday it had apprehended a Chinese activist who had slipped away from his tour group last week, and authorities were deciding whether to deport him or risk fraying relations with Beijing by granting him sanctuary as a political refugee.

22 Jan 2017 | 6:26 PM

Thousands protest outside Taiwan Presidential Office over pension reform plan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of military personnel, teachers, police and civil servants protested a plan to reform Taiwan's pension system outside of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Sunday, as a national conference to discuss reform was held in the Office.

5 Jan 2017 | 7:05 AM

Taiwan's military may be first casualty in pension crisis

TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defence stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China.

14 Sep 2016 | 4:32 PM

Schools shut, flights cancelled as Super Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - More than half a million homes lost power across Taiwan on Wednesday and five people were injured as Super Typhoon Meranti, which is believed to be the world's strongest storm this year, hit the island.

14 Sep 2016 | 3:22 PM

China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China on Wednesday warned Taiwan not to allow exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwan legislator invited him to the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own, a trip that would worsen already poor ties.

10 Sep 2016 | 10:52 PM

China tourists noticeable by their absence in Taiwan as ties wilt

TAIPEI (Reuters) - An hour after the shopping mall in the Taipei 101 tower opened its doors on Friday, fewer than 10 customers were wandering its marble floors which just a few months ago had been mobbed with Chinese tourists all day long.