Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 1:04PM UTC Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry reported the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday at the end of a meeting on

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:27PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags.

China-Taiwan relations turn sour

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014 11:35AM UTC A protester holds a banner depicting Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou as Hitler while shouting slogans denouncing the controversial China Taiwan trade pact during a massive protest in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, earlier this year. Pic: AP.

If indeed there had ever been a “Chiwan” on the horizon – a tighter relationship between China and Taiwan – it is fast receding, with Taipei affronting Beijing on almost weekly intervals, lately at least partly because of China’s unbending opposition to universal suffrage in Hong Kong.

Taiwan police: Carbon monoxide caused Mormon missionary deaths

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 12:44PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries. The government-owned Central News Agency reported Sunday that Taiwanese authorities found a faulty gas water heater in the apartment shared by the two missionaries. Police do not suspect foul play and have

Taiwan’s Luis Liu grabs 1st Philippine IPAC title

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 4:19AM UTC Luis Liu of Taiwan congratulate each other after they emerged 1st and second respectively in the 1st IPAC individual event.Pic by Edwin Espejo

SARANGANI, Philippines – Luis Liu of Taiwan came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka of Japan and capture the individual title in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Competition held in Maasami, Sarangani. Liu grabbed the lowest score honors with 38 points over four rounds and was also one of

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