Taiwan’s envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation  forum Vincent Siew (left)  with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The “respected Mr Vincent Siew” was how China’s president addressed Taiwan’s representative at this month’s Apec summit in Beijing. For many in Taiwan(...)

Protesters wave mobile phones as they sing during a rally blocking the main road to the financial central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours of today, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of (...)

Taiwan and China

Talks between Taiwanese and Chinese officials have put their relations on a more politically representative footing capable of discussing a wid(...)

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng answers a question during an interview  in Taipei.

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese rights activist who fled to the US after escaping house arrest in China last year, arrived in self-ruled Taiwan yesterday(...)