Yimou Lee

FEATURE-Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears ‘separatist’ collusion

18 Mar 2019

* China alarmed by collaboration between HK and Taiwan activists

Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears ‘separatist’ collusion

15 Mar 2019

HONG KONG/TAIPEI As Beijing grows wary of pro-independence groups seeking to forge closer ties in Hong Kong and Taiwan, activists say they are coming under increased surveillance and harassment from pro-China media outlets and unofficial "operatives."

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

12 Mar 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan's president will visit three diplomatic allies in the Pacific next week and could stop-over in U.S. territory, potentially angering China as it seeks to snatch away the self-ruled island's few remaining friends.

China should release Taiwan activist, says U.S. religious freedom envoy

12 Mar 2019

TAIPEI The U.S. ambassador for religious freedom on Tuesday called for the release of a Taiwan activist jailed in China, saying the case was highly concerning to the U.S. government.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan Jan export orders fall for 3rd month as China, US demand slump

22 Feb 2019

* Ministry sees Feb volume in range of -1.4 pct y/y to -4.5 pct

Taiwan unveils Asia's first draft law on same-sex marriage

21 Feb 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia's first such bill, but the legislation was criticised by rights activists and conservative groups amid a heated debate over marriage equality. | Video

Taiwan says no compromise on democracy after opposition's China peace overture

20 Feb 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan will not accept any deal that destroys its sovereignty and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday after the island's opposition KMT party said it could sign a peace deal with China if it wins a presidential election next year.

Loan of $100 million from Taiwan gives lifeline to Nicaragua's Ortega

20 Feb 2019

MANAGUA/TAIPEI Nicaragua's congress on Tuesday accepted a $100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega's government, which has become increasingly isolated after a brutal crackdown on protesters last year.

Taiwan's December export orders shrink the most since April 2016

21 Jan 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan's export orders in December suffered their steepest fall in more than two and a half years, increasing concern about global demand for the electronic gadgets pivotal for the island's export-reliant economy.

Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

18 Jan 2019

TAIPEI/HONGKONG Taiwan will step up its investigation of pro-Beijing newspapers accused by politicians on the self-ruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that infringe national security, a security official said on Friday.

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