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Venezuelan opposition leader and self -declared acting president Juan Guaidó: has vowed to bring in humanitarian aid despite President Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Federico Parra

The Venezuelan opposition envoy to Washington urged the international community to help allow aid into the crisis-stricken country on Thursday, as Cu(...)

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 (...)

Gigi Wu: the experience hiker managed to call emergency services from a satellite phone. Photograph: Gigi Wu Facebook

Taiwanese hiker and social media star, Gigi Wu, has died during a solo trek in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park. Wu (36), who was famous for posing(...)

Taoglas, an Irish company which designs and makes high-tech antennae, has acquired US rival ThinkWireless for an undisclosed sum

Taoglas, an Irish company which designs and makes high-tech antennae, has acquired US rival ThinkWireless for an undisclosed sum. The announcement wa(...)

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(...)

  Agape Deng with her husband Tim Wang in Newmarket, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

When people ask Agape Deng where she comes from the answer is complicated. Born in Taiwan, she spent most of her childhood in Russia before moving to (...)

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Japan’s(...)

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Naively, I thought all tips, card or cash, went to the staff. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend told me recently about an experience she’d had eating out in the US. Running low on change, she had left a relatively modest tip, and found h(...)

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