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(...)

A police officer walks past debris after 500 people were injured in a fire at a water park.

The number of people injured in a fire at a Taiwan water amusement park rose to 516 on Sunday, government officials said, with more than 180 still in (...)

Singapore’s broadcasting code says: “Music associated with drugs, alternative lifestyles (eg homosexuality) or the worship of the occult or the devil should not be broadcast.”

Singapore has banned a music video because it features same-sex marriage. Taiwanese Jolin Tsai’s hit song We’re All Different, Yet the Same has been b(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping (centre) poses for photos with guests at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launch ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Takaki Yajima/Reuters

Last week saw the deadline to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-led lender aiming to provide loans (...)

Financial centre: Dublin still plays host to a huge funds industry, with the value of Irish-domiciled funds put at €1.3 trillion. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin’s standing as a global financial hub enjoyed something of a bounce in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). The city jumped 18 pla(...)