Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia
Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation.
Strong 6.1-magnitude quake hits Taiwan, injuring 17
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people.
China calls Taiwan flight a 'routine exercise'
China on Wednesday derided "wild talk" from Taiwan's president as it defended a flight by its fighter jets across the traditionally respected maritime line dividing the island from the mainland last month as a routine exercise.
Taiwan mulls death penalty for drunk driving
Taiwan plans to ramp up punishments for those who cause a fatal accident while drunk driving, including the death penalty for the most egregious cases, sparking an outcry from abolition and rights groups.
Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill
Taiwan's ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia's first gay marriage law on Thursday, a bill offering same-sex couples "permanent unions" as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives.
Taiwan's Tsai says no peace deal with China unless force ruled out
President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday said no formal peace deal could be signed with China until leaders in Beijing rule out using force against the island.
Shipping firm increases freight rates to Nigeria
Fifth Largest shipping company in the world, Hapag-Lloyd, has increased its freight rate with the review of Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) on all container types originating from anywhere in the world to Tin Can Island, and Apapa ports in Lagos, Nigeria. The review it said is to enable it, “maintain a continued high level of…
Pass the books: Hold the oil
Every so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask. Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has to import sand and gravel…
China will not give up use of military force over Taiwan - Xi
China will not give up the use of military force as an option to ensure the reunification of Taiwan, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, while insisting...