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    Click here to read the full article. “Independence Support Spikes,” blared a headline this week in the Taipei Times, one of my favorite erstwhile publishing haunts. And blare it should. A Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation poll indicated that a striking 54 percent of respondents favor early independence from China, 23.4 percent back the cross-strait status quo, 12.5 percent favor early unification with China, and the remainder made no response or were unsure. Breaking down the numbers among those who prefer...
    The World Health Organization backtracked on their claim that China alerted the international public health agency about the initial coronavirus outbreak. The WHO now admits that China never notified them about the onset of the deadly disease. The World Health Organization updated its Timeline of WHOs response to COVID-19 on Tuesday. The initial timeline on WHOs website stated that on Dec. 31 the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei...
    If your favorite part of taking a trip is going through the airport, then you’re in luck — a Taiwanese airport has created an experience for TSA-starved travelers to check in for a flight, go through security and then board the aircraft … and sit. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Taipai Songshan Airport began offering passengers a trip to nowhere in early July, and received about 7,000 interested guests, New York Post reported. Only 60 were chosen from the pool for...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple supplier Foxconn said on Friday customs clearing procedures in India have been resolved, as additional scrutiny by the country of imports from China disrupted operations in some foreign firms amid tensions between the Asian giants. Foxconns customs clearance for cargo logistics in India has been resolved and all local regulatory procedures have been complied with, Foxconn said in a filing to Taipei stock exchange. It did not elaborate. Customs officers at Indian ports have held back...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Friday it will re-open its de facto consulate in Guam, a strategically-located U.S. island with a large U.S. military base in the Pacific, a part of the world where China is stepping up its diplomatic reach. China is challenging U.S. influence in the Pacific, a region that the United States has considered its back yard since World War Two. Last year, China whittled away at Taiwans allies in the Pacific by winning over Kiribati...
    The Songshan airport in downtown Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is reportedly offering travelers who miss the airport experience a “fake flight” starting Thursday. Missing travel? This Taiwanese airport has the solution – a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave https://t.co/gIwlpzuAao pic.twitter.com/KVOzkj02n3 — Reuters (@Reuters) July 2, 2020 Those selected are given a fake flight itinerary, check into their fake flight, go through customs, pass...
    TAIPEI – Starved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution – a fake itinerary where you check-in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave. Taipei’s downtown Songshan airport on Thursday began offering travelers the chance to do just that, with some 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere. Around 7,000 people applied to take part, the winners chosen by random. More fake flight...
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed sanctions against Mainland China as the government in Beijing begins to enforce an oppressive new law imposed against dissenters in Hong Kong. Having passed unanimously in the House, the measure — which penalizes banks that do business with Mainland China officials — will need to go to the U.S. Senate for approval, and if it approved by the Senate, will go to President Donald Trump’s desk. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan citizens should avoid unnecessary transits through or visits to Hong Kong, Macau or mainland China after the passing of a new national security law for Hong Kong, a senior Taiwan government official said on Thursday. Taiwans de facto consulate in Hong Kong will continue to operate, Chiu Chui-Cheng, deputy head of Taiwans Mainland Affairs Council, told reporters in Taipei, describing the new law as the most outrageous in history. The law, which took effect on Wednesday,...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwans armed forces carried out live fire drills on its west coast on Thursday practising enemy annihilation on the shore, ahead of its main annual exercises later this month and as China steps up military activities near the island it claims. Taiwan has complained in recent months of repeated Chinese air force patrols near it, in some cases crossing into Taiwan-controlled airspace. In April, a Chinese naval flotilla led by the countrys first aircraft carrier passed near...
    By Ann Wang TAIPEI (Reuters) - Staved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution - a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave. Taipeis downtown Songshan airport on Thursday began offering travellers the chance to do just that, with some 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere. Around 7,000 people applied to take part, the winners chosen...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will establish a representative office in the breakaway African region of Somaliland, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, amid an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between Taipei and Beijing. Taiwan has signed an agreement with Somaliland to establish good relations and that the two countries share a deep-seated love of freedom & democracy, Wu wrote on Twitter. Taiwan has formal diplomatic relations with only 15 countries due to pressure from China, which considers the island to be...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Wednesday opened an office to facilitate migration from Hong Kong following China’s passage of a national security law for the former British colony seen as sharply restricting political opposition and freedom of speech. Taiwan is a self-governing democracy claimed by China as its own territory and has firmly rejected Beijing’s demand that it unify with the mainland under the “one country, two systems” framework in place in Hong Kong. At a ribbon-cutting...
    The director of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) announced Monday that the U.N. agency would send a team to China to investigate the origins of the deadly coronavirus, which originated in central Wuhan city. In his announcement on next week’s visit, W.H.O. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is not a medical doctor, said, “knowing the source of this virus is very, very important.” “We can find the virus better when we know everything about the virus, including how it started,” he added. “We...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwans opening of an office to help people fleeing Hong Kong shows the governments determination to help people from the Chinese-run city and is an important milestone to supporting freedom there, a Taiwan government minister said on Wednesday. Chen Ming-tong, the head of Taiwans China-policy making Mainland Affairs Council, made the comments at the opening of the office in Taipei. New security legislation imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and...
    TOKYO/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Japan expressed concern and Taiwan voiced disappointment on Tuesday after China passed a national security law for Hong Kong that could bring about the starkest changes in the former British colonys way of life since it returned to Chinese rule. In Tokyo, top government officials called the legislation - approved by Chinas parliament earlier - regrettable, saying it undermined credibility in the one country, two systems formula adopted at Hong Kongs 1997 handover from Britain to China...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - The Taiwan government on Tuesday warned its citizens of risks in visiting Hong Kong, hours after Chinas parliament passed national security legislation for the Chinese-ruled city. The new law would severely impact freedom, democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, Taiwans cabinet said in a statement, adding that the democratic island would continue to offer help to Hong Kong citizens. The security legislation imposed on Hong Kong sets the stage for the most radical changes to the...
    Taiwan was one of the few countries that managed to hold an organized LGBT pride march on Sunday at a time when the vast majority of events were canceled as a result of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Around 1,200 people marched through downtown Taipei, dressed in the colors of the LGBT rainbow flag. Organizer Darien Chen said it was an honor to march when nearly 500 other events globally had been canceled and insisted that the LGBT community wanted to mark...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade in Taipei has drawn tens of thousands of people in the past, but participant numbers Sunday were reduced by both virus concerns and heavy rain. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said that over 1,000 attended. Those who did take part said it...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade in Taipei has drawn tens of thousands of people in the past, but participant numbers Sunday were reduced by both virus concerns and heavy rain. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said that over 1,000 attended. Those who did take part said it...
    Breaking News — A giant panda, gifted by China to Taiwan, gave birth to a second female, the Taipei Zoo announced Monday. Yuan Yuan and his partner Tuan Tuan, whose names mean “reunion” and “unity” in Chinese, were offered by China to Taiwan in 2008, as a symbol of the closer relationship between the two countries. The calf, conceived by artificial insemination, has no name yet, the zoo said. It weighs 186 g and the delivery lasted five hours....
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - A group of more than 20 lawmakers from Taiwans main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) occupied the legislature overnight on Monday to protest government tyranny and the presidents nomination of a close aide to a high-level watchdog. Taiwan is a rambunctious democracy and fights and protests inside the parliament building are not an uncommon occurrence. In 2014, hundreds of students occupied parliament for weeks in protests nicknamed the Sunflower Movement, demanding more transparency and fearful of Chinas...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade in Taipei has drawn tens of thousands of people in the past, but participant numbers Sunday were reduced by both virus concerns and heavy rain. Still, those who did take part said it was a testament both to Taiwan’s ability...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade in Taipei has drawn tens of thousands of people in the past, but participant numbers Sunday were reduced by both virus concerns and heavy rain. Still, those who did take part said it was a testament both to Taiwan’s ability...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade in Taipei has drawn tens of thousands of people in the past, but participant numbers Sunday were reduced by both virus concerns and heavy rain. Still, those who did take part said it was a testament both to...