In a surprise move, China today said it welcomed Taiwan's application to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank under an "appropriate name," a day after the cash-rich island, which China views as a rebel province, applied to join the Beijing-backed institution.
The Taiwanese Police on Saturday arrested 13 people who splashed red paint on the wall of the presidential residence in the latest protest against China`s planned launch of a controversial new flight route.
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou flew to Singapore on Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said, amid local media reports that Ma would pay his last respects to Singapore`s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died aged 91 on Monday.
In view of the fast spreading 2009 H1N1 pandemic and increasing number of swine flu cases in India, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) in India, has donated N95 masks to the country with Delhi and Gujarat becoming the first states to receive help.
China wants Taiwan to participate in commemorations later this year to mark the end of World War Two, and also plans events commemorating the end of Japanese rule over the island, a Chinese government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call but shortly after its skipper reported it was taking on water, authorities said Sunday.
A statue of Taiwan`s former leader Chiang Kai-shek was beheaded in another sign of growing fears over Chinese influence on the island as it marked the anniversary of a 1947 massacre that left thousands dead, reports said Sunday.
A former Guatemalan president who was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for accepting USD 2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan was released on Wednesday from a US prison and was returning to his home country.
Autopsy reports Wednesday confirmed that six prisoners in Taiwan who took hostages in a prison standoff this month to demand their freedom had committed suicide, following intense speculation over how they died.