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Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan is ready to have ‘meaningful’ talks with China as equals as long as they are willing to put aside confrontation.  File photograph: EPA

China has rebuffed the latest offer of talks from Taiwan, saying the government was engaging in a “cheap trick” and provocation by seeking confrontati(...)

A man wearing a medical gown makes sure all visitors wear face masks in the lobby of a hospital in Taipei, Taiwan on December 11th. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

The change in Taipei was subtle but apparent. Within hours of authorities announcing Taiwan’s first community transmission of Covid-19 since April, mo(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Florida in 2017.  Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

A dissident once branded Enemy No 1 by the Chinese Communist Party is spreading conspiracy theories about vote-rigging in the US presidential election(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping waits for US president Donald Trump in Japan in 2019. File photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times.

China’s president Xi Jinping has publicly congratulated Joe Biden on being elected US president, leaving Russia’s Vladimir Putin among a handful of wo(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

US health secretary Alex Azar speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15th as Donald Trump looks on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US is sending the highest level cabinet official to Taiwan since cutting diplomatic ties with Taipei 41 years ago, reflecting rising support for t(...)

 Hong Kong riot police issue a warning as they try to clear away people gathered in the Central district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper-ball rounds and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday, as thousands of protesters took to the streets to oppos(...)

A woman reacts after riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters taking part in a pro-democracy rally against a proposed new security law in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photograph: AFP

China’s planned national security law may prompt Taiwan to revoke the special status it extends to Hong Kong, president Tsai Ing-wen said, a move that(...)

The gay community in Taiwan followed the Irish same-sex marriage debate and referendum very closely and they kept in close contact with groups active in the campaign. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg via Getty

The battle has been long and at times bitter, but Taiwan’s LGBT activists say they now feel empowered to tackle remaining discrimination where they se(...)

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen attending a campaign event in Taipei on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan’s independence-leaning president Tsai Ing-wen, whose political career appeared all but over a year ago, is now widely tipped to win a second te(...)

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