Tsai Ing-wen

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Chinese vice-president Wang Qishan, Salvadoran politician Medardo Gonzalez  and El Salvador’s foreign minister Carlos Castaneda during their meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/Getty Images

China’s “dollar diplomacy” campaign to win over the handful of small countries that still offer diplomatic recognition to self-ruled Taiwan has scored(...)

Closer ties: Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen toasts with American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei chairman Albert Chang and Alex Wong, US deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  Photograph: Reuters/Tyrone Siu

A popular state-run tabloid has urged China to increase pressure on the US over its growing closeness with Taiwan, and said it should consider militar(...)

Kaohsiung harbour in Kaoshiung, southern Taiwan. “The day that a US navy vessel arrives in Kaohsiung is the day that our People’s Liberation Army  unifies Taiwan by military force,” said Li Kexin, minister at China’s embassy in Washington DC. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

A senior Chinese diplomat has said mainland China will invade Taiwan if the US sends navy ships to the self-ruled island, prompting a bout of verbal (...)

Marriage equality supporters celebrate outside the  constitutional court in Taipei after its ruling on Wednesday in favour of same-sex marriage. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Taiwan’s top court has made a landmark ruling in favour of same-sex marriage, paving the way for the self-ruled island to become the first jurisdicti(...)

Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen during a “transit stop” in Houston, Texas, where she met senior Republicans en route to Central America. Photograph: James Nielsen/Reuters

The Chinese state-owned tabloid Global Times has warned Donald Trump that China will “take revenge” if the US president-elect abandons the “one-China(...)

Donald Trump: “Did China ask us if it was OK to to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don’t think so!” Photograph: Paco Anselmi/PA Wire

US president-elect Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on China’s currency policy and its expansionist moves in the South China Sea after his pho(...)

New Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen waves to  supporters at her presidential inauguration in Taipei on Friday. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Getty Images

Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as Taiwan’s first female president and pledged to keep peace with its giant neighbour China, which has been watching fo(...)