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Apple has not given Hon Hai instructions to move production out of China, but it is capable of moving lines elsewhere according to customers’ need. Photograph: iStock

Apple has a backup plan if the US-China trade war gets out of hand. The company’s primary manufacturing partner has enough capacity to make all iPhon(...)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping toasted the Russian leader  Vladimir Putin as his 	‘best friend’.   Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

As China pivots towards Russia amid its escalating trade war with Washington, military tensions have been ratcheted up in the region on a number of fr(...)

Lawmakers and lawyers  march to the central government offices in Hong Kong  to protest against the government’s plans to approve extraditions with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau. Photograph:  Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong is bracing itself for a weekend of high emotions and streets thronged with protestors as a vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massa(...)

Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in Taipei on Friday. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rain(...)

The USS Stethem (DDG 63) seem during an exercise in the Western Pacific, November 12th, 2017. Photograph: Kelsey J Hockenberger/Handout/Reuters

The US military said it sent two navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the str(...)

Lot 849: A pair of Chinese Qing dynasty peach bowls.

A frantic bidding war which ended in just three minutes saw two small Chinese peach bowls sell at Sheppard’s auction house in Durrow for €100,000 – al(...)

People perform a lion dance to bring good luck to tourists during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

China has started pulling mainland-based Taiwanese businesspeople and students into “brainstorming” sessions on the future of the de facto independent(...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

Tung Tzu-hsein, chairman of Pegatron: Company   has moved to Indonesia some manufacturing of  products  hit by US tariffs on Chinese imports. Photograph: Maurice Tsai/Bloomberg

The two largest contract manufacturers of Apple’s iPhone are expanding production capacity outside China, as the global trade war and a slowing Chines(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 2nd 2019.  Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/EPA

President Xi Jinping ratcheted up the pressure on Taiwan’s pro-self-rule government on Wednesday, asserting China’s right to use military force agains(...)

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