Taiwan

2 women to vie in Taiwan presidential election

By Sun, Jul 19, 2015 4:06PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party has picked a former teacher and current deputy legislative speaker to run in next year’s presidential election. She will face off against another female candidate in a historic first.

The potentially disastrous environmental cost of the South China Sea dispute

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:14AM UTC

The centuries-old international dispute over islands in the South China Sea has taken on an environmental aspect, as biologists weigh in over activities including the building of artificial islands, land reclamation and dredging of the sea floor.

2nd person dies after Taiwan water park fire; 200 in intensive care

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 12:56PM UTC

A U.S. man is fighting for his life after he was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park at his weekend, his family said.

5 arrested over Taiwan waterpark explosion; 1 death confirmed (VIDEO)

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 4:58PM UTC

Five people have been arrested after at least 519 people were injured, many seriously, in an explosion at a waterpark in Taiwan Saturday night.

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:40PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.