Taiwan court upholds acquittal of ex-president Lee

Taiwan`s high court on Wednesday upheld the acquittal of former leader Lee Teng-hui on charges of embezzling state funds during his presidency between 1988 and 2000, citing a lack of evidence.

Toddler killed, 13 wounded in gas blast near Taipei

A toddler was killed and 13 people were injured in a gas explosion near Taipei, officials said, two weeks after powerful gas blasts claimed 30 lives in southern Taiwan.

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

International experts were examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan on Saturday, as new evidence surfaced that the plane may have collided with nearby trees before plunging to the ground.

After Shih`s 6-month stint, Taiwan`s Acer gets new chairman

Taiwan`s struggling personal computer maker Acer named a new chairman Wednesday, succeeding founder Stan Shih who had returned from retirement for a six-month stint to launch a series of reforms.

Gadkari for scraping plan to impose duty on solar gear imports

Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to scrap the proposal to impose anti- dumping duty on solar power gear imports saying the levy will double the cost of the equipment.

Taiwan approves `rich man`s tax`

Taiwan`s Parliament has approved a so-called "rich man`s tax" on nearly 10,000 of the island`s wealthiest people in a bid to narrow the widening income gap. 

Dozens held in Taiwan as tensions over China pact flare

Dozens of people were detained in Taipei on Sunday after violent clashes erupted between police and protesters, following the Taiwanese president`s refusal to scrap a contentious trade agreement with China.

Taiwan to raise press freedom in landmark China talks

Taiwan said on Monday it would raise the issue of press freedom with China at their first government-to-government talks since 1949, after media outlets were refused accreditation for this week`s meeting.

Taiwan court suspends trial of ailing ex-president

A Taiwanese court has suspended the trial of former president Chen Shui-bian on the ground that he is suffering from depression, dementia and other health problems, officials said on Saturday.

Taiwan`s Ma says no rush on China political talks

Taiwan`s president on Friday said that the democratic island is in no rush to enter into substantive political talks with mainland China, despite a call to do so by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Snubbed Taiwan breaks off ties with Gambia

Taiwan said on Monday it had terminated diplomatic relations with Gambia, after the West African nation`s move to cut ties shocked Taipei and left it with a dwindling number of foreign allies.

Taiwan makes island`s biggest heroin bust in 20 years

Taiwan police said on Sunday they had cracked a major drug ring, confiscating 229 kilograms of heroin in their biggest seizure of the drug for 20 years.

Strong earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

A strong earthquake hit eastern Taiwan on Thursday, shaking buildings over a wide area including the capital. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

Tens of thousands rally against Taiwan`s president

Tens of thousands of Taiwanese were rallying on Sunday against President Ma Ying-jeou amid plummeting opinion polls and bipartisan anger over the wiretapping of legislators.

Suspected explosives found on Taiwan train: Police

More than 600 passengers were evacuated from a high-speed train bound for Taiwan`s capital Taipei.

Thirteen killed in Taiwan bus crash

At least 13 people were killed and 10 others injured after a tourist bus plunged into a ravine in Taiwan`s Hsinchu county Sunday afternoon.

Heavy fog causes 20 crashes in China, seven killed

A thick blanket of fog caused at least 22 accidents on an expressway in China, killing seven people and injuring 35, officials said.

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan

The temblor, which struck at 5.00 am (Beijing Time), had its epicentre 70 km southeast of the headquarters of Yilan county authorities.

Strong earthquake hits southern Taiwan

A strong earthquake struck southern Taiwan, causing minor property damage in a mountainous area near Pingtung.

Political talks on Taipei-China agenda: WikiLeaks

Ties between Taiwan and its giant neighbour have improved significantly since the Beijing-friendly and economics-focused Kuomintang party took power in Taipei in 2008.