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Rescue workers remove  part of a derailed train in Taiwan. Photograph: Chiang Ying-ying/AP Photo

A Taiwan court has released on bail the manager of a construction site whose truck, authorities believe, caused a train crash that killed at least 51 (...)

 A Taiwanese soldier on a tank during a military exercise. Senior US officials fear that China is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan. Photograph: Getty Images

China has stepped up its military posturing around Taiwan over the past week, a trend that is set to fuel growing concerns that Beijing might move clo(...)

Foxconn’s remarks follow a warning from Samsung Electronics about a ‘serious imbalance’ in global supply and demand of chips. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

The global shortage of electronics components is worsening and is expected to last until next year, Apple supplier Foxconn has said, suggesting the sh(...)

A crowded bar in downtown Taipei. Photograph: Ashley Pon/The New York Times

As coronavirus has upended lives and economies around the world, Taiwan has been an oasis. Every day, droplets fly with abandon in packed restaurants,(...)

A large-scale pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on January 1st, 2020. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

China’s top lawmaking body has formally unveiled plans to ensure only “patriots” can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with e(...)

Protesters in the  Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong in January 2020. Photograph: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s government has announced electoral changes requiring office-holders to pledge and maintain an oath of loyalty to Hong Kong and Beijing, or(...)

Representative Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, speaks in the Senate chamber in Washington, DC, US, during Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Photograph: Senate Television/Bloomberg

Jurors in the trial of former president Donald Trump were shown dramatic new footage from the January 6th riot on Wednesday, as Democrats accused Mr T(...)

Members of Taiwan’s armed forces stand atop CM-11 Brave Tiger main battle tanks during a military exercise in Hukou, Hsinchu County, Taiwan, on January 19th. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

Chinese military aircraft simulated missile attacks on a nearby US aircraft carrier during an incursion into Taiwan’s air defence zone three days afte(...)

Taiwanese  battle tanks during a military exercise in  Hsinchu County. Taiwan said four Chinese J-16 fighter jets, six H-6 bombers and one anti-submarine aircraft  entered its “air defence identification zone” on Saturday. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

The US has urged China to stop intimidating Taiwan after Chinese fighter jets and bombers flew into the country’s air defence zone in the second warni(...)

Newspapers with coverage of the arrest of 53 activists. Photograph: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg

One of the 53 people arrested in Hong Kong on Wednesday, the American lawyer John Clancey, has been released without charge pending further inquiries.(...)

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