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Kaohsiung harbour in Kaoshiung, southern Taiwan. “The day that a US navy vessel arrives in Kaohsiung is the day that our People’s Liberation Army  unifies Taiwan by military force,” said Li Kexin, minister at China’s embassy in Washington DC. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

A senior Chinese diplomat has said mainland China will invade Taiwan if the US sends navy ships to the self-ruled island, prompting a bout of verbal (...)

iPhone X: red-hot demand for Apple’s new smartphone is expected to lead to a relatively rapid recovery for Foxconn. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn reported a 39 per cent slide in quarterly profits, far worse than expected, as the assembler of Apple products saw margins squeezed b(...)

The ship Tian Kun Hao being launched at a port in Qidong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In a move set to crank up regional tensions ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China has tested a new dredger ship, dubbed a “magic island mak(...)

US president Donald Trump walking with President Xi Jinping of China at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida in  April.  Photograph:  Doug Mills/The New York Times

As China gears up for the arrival of Donald Trump, the country’s ambassador to Washington has warned the US against trying to rein in Beijing’s effor(...)

President Xi Jinping arriving for the opening session of China’s Communist Party congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on  Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

President Xi Jinping hailed a historic new age of Chinese power at the start of a decisive Communist Party congress in Beijing’s Great Hall of the Peo(...)

A car which had been driven by tourists was left dangling over the lakes of Killarney at lunchtime on Friday. Photograph: Raymond O’Shea

A tourist couple were left teetering in their car high over one of Ireland’s most famous viewing spots on Friday afternoon – after a freak accident wh(...)

 Taiwan’s digital minister Audrey Tang: she dropped out of school at the age of 12 to focus on coding, and founded a hugely successful search engine company before the age of 15

Not many governments would risk inviting a self-confessed anarchist and “civic hacker” to join their ranks. Especially if the person in question was s(...)

Since 1985, the proportion of high-tech goods shipped has grown from just 18.8 per cent to 52.2 per cent in 2014, helping to make Taiwan Asia’s fifth-largest economy.

At first glance, Ireland and Taiwan might not seem to have much in common. But both are small island states that have what might be diplomatically des(...)

Pro-democracy protesters with a photo of Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che and other activists during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph:  Bobby Yip/Reuters

Lee Ming-che, a human rights activist from the self-ruled island of Taiwan, has confessed to charges of subversion by the Chinese government, accordin(...)

US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Joseph Dunford, and his Chinese counterpart, Gen Fang Fenghui, in Beijing. Gen Fang said both sides should “push forward stable military ties as an important and major stablising factor in bilateral relations”. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

South Korea’s main opposition party and a former head of the US Navy in the region have separately called for the deployment of tactical nuclear missi(...)

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