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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.

20 Feb 2019 | 12:47 PM

Taiwan says no compromise on democracy after opposition's China peace overture

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will not accept any deal that destroys its sovereignty and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday after the island's opposition KMT party said it could sign a peace deal with China if it wins a presidential election next year.

20 Feb 2019 | 11:23 AM

Loan of $100 million from Taiwan gives lifeline to Nicaragua's Ortega

MANAGUA/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Nicaragua's congress on Tuesday accepted a $100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega's government, which has become increasingly isolated after a brutal crackdown on protesters last year.

18 Jan 2019 | 2:21 PM

Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

TAIPEI/HONGKONG (Reuters) - Taiwan will step up its investigation of pro-Beijing newspapers accused by politicians on the self-ruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that infringe national security, a security official said on Friday.

17 Jan 2019 | 1:36 PM

Apple, Amazon called out for ‘incorrect’ Taiwan, Hong Kong references

One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei.

CASS said in a report this month that 66 of the world's 500 largest companies had used "incorrect labels" for Taiwan and 53 had errors in the way they referred to Hong Kong, according to China's Legal Daily newspaper. — Reuters
17 Jan 2019 | 1:23 PM

Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc , Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei.

11 Jan 2019 | 12:27 PM

Taiwan appoints new premier after resignations over poll defeats

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan on Friday appointed the former chairman of its ruling pro-independence party as premier, after the incumbent resigned along with the entire cabinet, in response to local election defeats.

2 Jan 2019 | 4:59 PM

China's Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful 'reunification'

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful "reunification" with the self-ruled island that has a bright future under any future Chinese rule, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.

1 Jan 2019 | 1:58 PM

Taiwan tells China to use peaceful means to resolve differences

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China must use peaceful means to resolve its differences with Taiwan and respect its democratic values, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, ahead of a major speech about the island by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

26 Nov 2018 | 5:07 PM

China heaps pressure on Taiwan president after poll defeat

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese state media heaped pressure on Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday after her ruling pro-independence party suffered heavy defeats at local elections at the weekend, as party officials sought to work out what went wrong.