A mother and daughter play in snow on a tea plantation in the Pinglin mountain area of New Taipei City, Taiwan on  Monday. An unusually cold weather front that caused sudden drops in temperatures has been blamed for killing more than 50 people in Taiwan. Photograph: Wally Santana/AP.

Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for up to 85 deaths, disrupting transportation and bringing the first snow to a subtropical cit(...)

Tsai Ing-wen (R), of  Taiwan’s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has won in  Taiwan’s presidential election. Photograph:  Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images.

Taiwan has elected independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen as its first woman president in a landslide victory that may increase tensions (...)

A man hands out flags to gathered Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters as polls closed in Taipei on Saturday. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Taiwan’s independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen became the island’s first woman president on Saturday after the ruling party admitted def(...)

Democratic Progressive Party  chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen  during a final campaign rally, in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Clifford Coonan in Taipei On the eve of presidential elections in self-ruled Taiwan, frontrunner Tsai Ing-wen adopted a conciliatory tone saying she (...)

Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou said the US had responded positively to the news of the talks. Photograph: Reuters/Pichi Chuang

China’s president Xi Jinping will meet Ma Ying-jeou, head of self-ruled Taiwan, for a historic meeting on Saturday which, Mr Ma insisted, is about n(...)

File photographs of Taiwan’s  president Ma Ying-jeou (L) and  Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Reuters

After decades of division, China’s president Xi Jinping will meet Ma Ying-jeou, leader of the self-ruled island of Taiwan, in Singapore on Saturday fo(...)

Time to park your cyncism: The Thunder Power claims  outputs of either 310 or 430hp, can accelerate from 0-100kmh in less than 5.0 seconds and  can go for up to 650km on one charge. It can also have a range of 300km after just a 30min charge.

You might want to file this one under ‘yeah, right…’ Taiwanese electric car maker Thunder Power (which at least is surely the best name at the Frankfu(...)

A screengrab of CCTV footage shows the boy falling into the precious painting. Photograph: Youtube

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a 350-year-old painting(...)

Waves  hit  the sea shore in Wenling in east China’s Zhejiang province as Typhoon  Chan-Hom makes landfall. Photograph: EPA

Nearly one million people have been forced to flee as Typhoon Chan-hom hit the Chinese coast south of Shanghai with winds of up to 160km/h. Hundreds o(...)

A general view  of the stage area after an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images

A woman has died in the first fatality from the nearly 500 casualties from a weekend blaze at a Taiwan water park, as investigators examined the colou(...)