Taiwan

Students end 24-day siege of Taiwan Parliament

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:43AM 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, last month. Pic: AP.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Student protesters are planning to end their 24-day occupation of Taiwan’s Parliament.

Taiwan leader affirms contentious China trade pact

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014 10:25AM 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, last month. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan’s president is sticking by a trade pact with China that has sparked mass protests and a three-week occupation of the self-governing island legislature building by students.

Taiwan’s ‘sunflower occupation’

By Wed, Apr 02, 2014 12:43PM UTC A protester holds a banner depicting Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou as Hitler during a massive protest in Taipei, Sunday. Pic: AP.

The students who have taken over Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan to fight a yet-to-be ratified service trade agreement with China in what has come to be called the “sunflower occupation” have to be shaking up the councils in Beijing.

US drug agent: New synthetics are emerging in Asia

By Tue, Apr 01, 2014 4:30PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — International drug enforcement officials say methamphetamine is the drug of choice in Asia but new synthetic drugs have found their way in the region, with authorities constantly playing catch up with traffickers. Joseph Reagan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration regional director for the Far East, said Tuesday

ADB: Asian growth to pick up even as China slows

By Tue, Apr 01, 2014 4:06PM UTC Singapore and its Southeast Asian neighbors can expect strong growth this year. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — The Asian Development Bank predicts growth in developing Asia will edge higher thanks to the recovery in rich countries even as China slows.

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