Taiwan welcome to join AIIB under an "appropriate name": China

 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.

First China air force drills in `far offshore` Pacific

China`s air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing`s growing military reach.

Taiwan protesters pelt eggs over China flight route

Taiwanese demonstrators threw eggs and slippers to protest against China's launch of a controversial new flight route on Sunday, accusing the government of failing to stand up to Beijing.

Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing`s criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China`s massive reclamation activities" in the waters.

Taiwan arrests after protest over China flight route

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.

Taiwan protesters scuffle with police over China flight route

 Taiwanese protesters scuffled with police on Thursday ahead of China`s launch of a controversial flight route, which they say has been allowed to go ahead despite fears over security risks.

Taiwan president flies to Singapore to pay last respects to Lee: Media

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.

Swine flu in India: Taiwan donates N95 masks to Delhi, Gujarat

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.

Taiwan lesbian fights court over baby rights

A lesbian in Taiwan who was told that she could not adopt the children she parents with her partner because it would have a "negative impact" on them will appeal the landmark case, she said on Friday.

China says wants Taiwan participation in war commemoration

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.

Taiwan ship carrying 49 crew missing in South Atlantic

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.

Taiwanese fishing boat with 49 crew missing off Argentina

A search is underway for a Taiwanese fishing boat that went missing late last month off southeastern Argentina with 49 crew members, Taiwan's official news agency said on Saturday.

49 on Taiwan fishing boat missing in south Atlantic

 A 49-strong crew on a Taiwan-registered fishing boat has been unaccounted for since losing contact on February 26 in the south Atlantic, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

Taiwan court sentences subway killer to death

A former college student was sentenced to death in Taiwan Friday for killing four people and wounding more than 20 others in a subway stabbing spree that shocked the island last year.

Taiwan opposition demands halt to overseas nuclear waste plan

Taiwan`s main opposition party weighed in on the fight over a controversial plan to process the island`s nuclear waste overseas Monday, calling for an immediate halt to the proposal.

Chiang statue beheaded as Taiwan marks `White Terror`

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.

Guatemala`s ex-president Portillo home from US jail

Guatemala`s ex-president Alfonso Portillo returned home on Wednesday after serving time in a US prison for money laundering in a graft scandal involving Taiwan.

Ex-Guatemalan president freed from US prison in bribery case

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 confirm Taiwan standoff prisoners committed suicide

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.

Lu Yen-Hsun upsets top-seeded Kevin Anderson at Delray Beach
Lu Yen-Hsun upsets top-seeded Kevin Anderson at Delray Beach

Taiwan`s Lu Yen-Hsun upset South African top seed Kevin Anderson 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open.