Yimou Lee

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17 May 2019 | 4:25 PM

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality.

10 May 2019 | 12:55 PM

Taiwan president says China steps up infiltration efforts

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said on Friday that China has stepped up its efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in Taiwan and she asked national security agencies to counter Beijing's efforts.

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 PM

Foxconn's Gou's close China links could weigh on Taiwan election chances

TAIPEI (Reuters) - While Foxconn chairman Terry Gou enters Taiwan's rancorous political arena free of any political baggage, he could yet find himself weighed down by connections to Beijing forged during his pragmatic commercial rise.

18 Apr 2019 | 3:50 PM

Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

17 Apr 2019 | 6:05 PM

Foxconn's Gou throws hat in ring for Taiwan presidency, with blessing of sea goddess

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, said on Wednesday he will contest Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, shaking up the political landscape at a time of heightened tension between the self-ruled island and Beijing.

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16 Apr 2019 | 3:51 PM

Taiwan president says Chinese drills a threat but not intimidated

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has not been intimidated by China's military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese manoeuvres were denounced by a senior U.S. official as "coercion" and a threat to regional stability.

15 Apr 2019 | 8:15 PM

U.S. denounces 'coercion' as China conducts drills near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese bombers and warships conducted drills around Taiwan on Monday, the latest military manoeuvres near the self-ruled island that a senior U.S. official denounced as "coercion" and a threat to stability in the region.

12 Mar 2019 | 4:31 PM

China should release Taiwan activist, says U.S. religious freedom envoy

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador for religious freedom on Tuesday called for the release of a Taiwan activist jailed in China, saying the case was highly concerning to the U.S. government.

12 Mar 2019 | 11:18 AM

Taiwan president to visit Palau, Nauru, Marshall Islands next week

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will next week visit the island's diplomatic allies of Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands, a government official said on Tuesday, with a possible stopover in U.S. territory that would likely anger Beijing.

21 Feb 2019 | 2:29 PM

Taiwan unveils Asia's first draft law on same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia's first such bill, but the legislation was criticised by rights activists and conservative groups amid a heated debate over marriage equality.