Taiwan`s Beijing-friendly ruling party appointed a new leader on Saturday in the hope of reversing its fortunes after its worst-ever local election setback reflected growing fears over Chinese influence.
Taiwanese prosecutors on Friday indicted a Chinese man on suspicion of recruiting a former major-general and other local military officers to spy for Beijing, in the latest of a string of espionage cases to hit Taiwan.
As baker Lin Hsiao-an sits hoping for more customers to save her beloved but shrinking business she rails against Taiwan`s leaders for the slowing economy that has turned many angry voters against the government ahead of presidential elections.
Taiwan's premier resigned on Saturday after his Beijing-friendly ruling party suffered a landslide defeat at the island's biggest ever local elections, as public fears grow over China's increasing influence.
Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to choose city mayors and local councillors in a vote that will show how much support the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has lost with its pro-China stance less than two years before a presidential election.
Taiwan`s supreme court has reportedly rejected a bid by Iran to make a Taiwanese bank refund $15 million intended for an arms deal that disappeared three decades ago, after it was apparently claimed by three mysterious con artists.
Taiwanese authorities today started clearing the damage from tropical storm Fung-Wong that pounded the island with torrential downpours and powerful winds over the weekend leaving one dead and four injured.Fung-Wong scraped the north and south of Taiwan but did not make landfall as had previously been forecast, sparing the island from the full force of the storm.
The head of a Taiwanese company at the centre of a widening food safety scandal has been detained for selling hundreds of tonnes of "gutter oil" that caused mass product recalls, authorities said on Saturday.
Taiwan and China will this week resume talks on a goods free trade agreement after negotiations were delayed due to vocal opposition by locals suspicious of closer ties with Beijing, officials said on Sunday.
Taiwanese health authorities said Friday they were investigating more than 200 companies which allegedly used recycled cooking oils obtained from restaurants in their products, in the latest food safety scandal to hit the island.