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China suspends movies, stars from Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards

08 August, 2019 10:34 am 10:34 am

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI (Reuters) – China’s film regulator on Wednesday said it was suspending mainland Chinese movies and their personnel from participating in Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards this year, without giving a reason. The China Film Administration made the announcement in a statement on its official WeChat account. The move comes after the event, the Chinese-speaking … Read More


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US warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait amid China tension

07 July, 2019 10:56 am 10:56 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing. Taiwan is among a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which include a trade … Read More


China to impose sanctions on US firms that sell arms to Taiwan

07 July, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has warned it would impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2-billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China’s sovereignty and national security. On Monday last, the Pentagon said the US State Department had approved the sale of the weapons requested … Read More


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Huawei denies report that orders to key suppliers cut after US blacklisting

06 June, 2019 10:32 am 10:32 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has cut or canceled orders to major suppliers of components for its smartphones and telecom equipment following its US blacklisting, the Nikkei reported, claims that were rejected by the Chinese firm. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) confirmed that orders from Huawei have declined after US President Donald … Read More


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Spectre of extradition law spreads as Hong Kong bookseller flees to Taiwan

04 April, 2019 11:38 pm 11:38 pm

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by China is seeking refuge in Taiwan, saying his home city will no longer be safe when new laws are enacted allowing extradition to China, which could drive even more emigrations from the financial hub. Lam Wing-kee, 63, worked at a bookshop owned by a … Read More


US says gravely concerned by any non-peaceful means of deciding Taiwan̵...

10 October, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Efforts to decide self-ruled Taiwan’s future by “other than peaceful means” are a grave concern to the United States, a senior American diplomat said on Wednesday, amid renewed tension between China and the island it considers a wayward province. Washington does not have diplomatic ties with Taipei, but is its main arms … Read More


China says army will act ‘at any cost’ to prevent Taiwan split

10 October, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s army will take action “at any cost” to foil attempts to separate the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, the country’s defence minister said on Thursday. Beijing has been infuriated by recent US sanctions on its military, one of a growing number of flashpoints in ties with … Read More


Taiwan rattled by 6.0 magnitude quake, no reports of damage -weather bureau

10 October, 2018 10:00 am 10:00 am

TAIPEI, Oct 23 (Reuters) – A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 104 km (65 miles) off Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Tuesday, the island’s weather bureau said, with no immediate reports of damage. A Reuters witness said the quake shook buildings in the capital, Taipei. The quake had a depth of 31 km (19 miles). … Read More


Taiwan to enhance national security in face of Chinese pressure

10 October, 2018 9:00 am 9:00 am

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to enhance national security, warning her government will not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert sovereignty over the island. Using a National Day speech to reinforce Taiwan’s self-rule, Tsai said the island would use all methods to prevent infiltration from … Read More


China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan

09 September, 2018 9:10 am 9:10 am

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – China’s most senior envoy inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted US concern over the Asian island’s dwindling number of allies. Self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own, now has formal relations with only 17 countries, … Read More


Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies

09 September, 2018 10:08 am 10:08 am

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) – As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship with the United States. From efforts to share intelligence on China’s military with India and the prospect of engaging Japanese experts in its submarine programme, Taipei’s … Read More


Qualcomm reaches settlement in anti-trust case with Taiwan regulator

08 August, 2018 10:25 am 10:25 am

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million, and has also pledged to invest $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million imposed by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission in 2017, when it accused … Read More


Micron chip sales banned in China in patent dispute with Taiwan’s UMC

07 July, 2018 9:34 am 9:34 am

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Chinese court has temporarily barred Micron Technology Inc (MU.O) from selling 26 semiconductor products in the world’s biggest memory chip market, citing violation of patents held by Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) (2303.TW). The ruling, which was disclosed by UMC and its Chinese partner, slammed shares of Idaho-based Micron, which gets … Read More


Taiwan’s Foxconn calls Sino-US trade spat a ‘tech war’

06 June, 2018 9:32 am 9:32 am

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW), the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, on Friday said the US and Chinese governments are engaged in a technology war, not a trade war, describing the spat as the biggest challenge the Taiwanese company is facing. President Donald Trump on Monday said Washington would hit $200 billion of Chinese imports … Read More