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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(...)

Rescuers searching for survivors after a military Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains in Yilan county near Taipei. Photograph: Handout/Yilan County Fire Department/AFP via Getty Images

Taiwan’s top military chief was among eight people killed on Thursday after the Black Hawk helicopter that was carrying them crashed in a mountainous (...)

People with Taiwanese flags join others at a rally to mark Taiwan’s national day in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong. Photograph: AP

Apple on Thursday removed an app from its online store that enables Hong Kong protesters to monitor and track police movements – an abrupt reversal th(...)

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen:  said China was trying to isolate and demoralise Taiwan, and force it to accept the ‘one country, two systems’ formula. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

In a surprise move, billionaire Terry Gou has opted out of the upcoming Taiwan presidential race, a call that could help unite the Beijing-friendly Ku(...)

A man walks past barriers surrounding the Legislative Council building after violent clashes during a protest against an extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China June 13th, 2019. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against a bill that would(...)

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(...)

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