Taiwan

Chinese participants removed from Harvard event amid Taiwan row

By Fri, Feb 13, 2015 12:41PM UTC Chinese participants removed from Harvard event amid Taiwan row

Taiwan is a truly contentious topic when it comes to mainland China foreign policy and, if further proof of this was ever needed, it came on January 29, when a row shook the usually quiet life of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN). The news has surfaced on the web after a Chinese student named Deng wrote a post on Ren Ren, a Chinese social media network, on February 2.

Official says hostage takers shoot themselves in Taiwan prison

By Thu, Feb 12, 2015 12:41PM UTC Official says hostage takers shoot themselves in Taiwan prison

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A top justice official says six armed inmates who held a warden and a head guard hostage at a prison in southern Taiwan have committed suicide after releasing the hostages.

Taiwan plane crash: 10 TransAsia Airways pilots fail proficiency test

By Thu, Feb 12, 2015 10:28AM UTC Taiwan plane crash: 10 TransAsia Airways pilots fail proficiency test

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s aviation authority has ordered the suspension of 10 pilots from TransAsia Airways who failed a proficiency test given after one of the airline’s planes crashed, killing at least 42 people.

5 inmates in southern Taiwan take prison staff hostage

By Wed, Feb 11, 2015 6:34PM UTC 5 inmates in southern Taiwan take prison staff hostage

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s official news agency says five inmates have taken a deputy warden and several other people hostage at a prison in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

Taiwan indicts 119 over anti-China protests

By Wed, Feb 11, 2015 11:55AM UTC Taiwan indicts 119 over anti-China protests

BEIJING (AP) — Prosecutors in Taiwan’s capital have indicted 119 people over the occupation of the legislature and cabinet offices in a protest against a proposed agreement to loosen trade restrictions with rival China.