Michael Gold

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1 Sep 2015 | 5:50 PM

U.S. presidential grandchildren tout Nationalist WWII bona fides on anniversary

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Two grandchildren of World War Two-era U.S. presidents said the Chinese Nationalists' role in defeating Japan was as significant as the Communists in a rare joint appearance in Taiwan, as China launches its own high-profile parade marking the war's end.

28 Aug 2015 | 1:10 PM

Taiwan military tells veterans to avoid Beijing's World War Two parade

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan's military on Friday urged war veterans to stay away from a victory parade in Beijing next week marking the end of World War Two, saying Nationalist forces led the war, after China announced old soldiers from Taiwan would attend the celebration.

8 Aug 2015 | 6:25 PM

Powerful storm hits Taiwan, millions without power, six dead

TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.

7 Aug 2015 | 5:00 PM

Taiwan evacuates hundreds as Typhoon Soudelor churns towards island

TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan evacuated hundreds of people from their homes on Friday as the strongest typhoon to threaten the island in two years churned towards it and was expected to make landfall early on Saturday.

3 Aug 2015 | 6:04 PM

Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to 'one China'

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions which students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a "one China" view of history underscore the island's growing sense of independence from its vast neighbour and geopolitical foe.

11 Jul 2015 | 9:45 PM

In wake of U.S. ruling, Taiwanese rally for gay marriage

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taipei on Saturday, months ahead of elections that are likely to usher in a pro-gay party and could make Taiwan the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

1 Jul 2015 | 5:50 AM

Taiwan youth to China - Treat us like a country

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Young Taiwan activists have tied themselves up in chains, blocked mountain roads, scaled fences and thrown red paint balloons in a wave of anti-China sentiment likely to turn the island's politics on its head in January's presidential election.

15 Apr 2015 | 5:55 PM

China warns Taiwan opposition as it names presidential candidate

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China warned Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday to heed the lessons of the last time it was in power and not push for independence, as the party announced its candidate for next year's presidential election.

30 Mar 2015 | 7:15 PM

Taiwan seeks stronger cyber security ties with U.S. to counter China threat

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan wants to join a major anti-hacking drill conducted by the United States to strengthen cyber security ties with its staunchest ally, its vice premier said on Monday, a move which would help safeguard against constant targetting by hackers in rival China.

25 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM

Taiwan activists fan China fears as protest trial opens

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Anti-China activists told a court in Taiwan that their weeks-long protest campaign last year saved the island from further economic colonisation by Beijing, in defence statements given at the start of their trial on Wednesday.