Yimou Lee

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25 Nov 2018 | 4:48 PM

Taiwan rebukes ruling party, emboldens China-friendly opposition

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Voters in Taiwan have delivered a strong rebuke to the island's pro-independence ruling party in local elections, emboldening the China-friendly opposition, one of whose main figures says he will now reach out to Beijing to forge more friendly ties.

25 Nov 2018 | 1:38 AM

Taiwan voters set to block same-sex marriage in referendum

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan voters were set to back a referendum that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, dealing a blow to the self-ruled island's reputation for liberalism in Asia amid a heated debate over marriage equality.

24 Nov 2018 | 10:04 PM

Taiwan president quits as party chair after local election setback

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chairwoman of the ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after it suffered a major electoral defeat on Saturday, losing two of the island's most important city posts in mayoral elections.

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23 Nov 2018 | 7:25 AM

Taiwan's same-sex marriage vote divides families

TAIPEI (Reuters) - On a sunny day in a park in Taipei, photographer Austin Haung advises a same-sex couple on how to pose for a pre-wedding photo shoot. For him, Taiwan's reputation as a beacon of liberalism in the region means a thriving business.

19 Nov 2018 | 5:29 PM

From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches.

29 Oct 2018 | 7:25 AM

For Taiwan youth, military service is a hard sell despite China tension

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Air Force Staff Sergeant Jiang Pin-shiuan's pitch to freshmen at Taipei's Tamkang University seemed compelling: join the island's armed forces and get a state-sponsored degree, 110 days of leave each year and annual savings of T$312,500 ($10,200).

A performer dressed in a military honour guard mascot costume dances during a public fair which displays military equipments, in Taipei, Taiwan September 29, 2018.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
22 Oct 2018 | 11:35 PM

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

22 Oct 2018 | 11:30 PM

'Why?' asks Taiwan mourner after 18 killed in crash of speeding train

YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of consolation on Monday as she met relatives of 18 people killed and 187 injured when a train derailed in the island's northeast, its worst rail disaster in more than three decades.

21 Oct 2018 | 11:07 PM

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island's worst rail disaster in more than three decades.

10 Oct 2018 | 2:54 PM

Taiwan pledges to boost national security amid Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the self-ruled island.