After a Famed Prisoner Dies in China, Taiwan Fears for Another

TAIPEI, Taiwan — For many in Taiwan, the death in custody last week of the Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo had double relevance. But the death by cancer of Mr. Liu, who was serving an 11-year prison sentence for his role in Charter 08, a ... ( read original story ...)

PH 5 scrapes past Taipei B

TAIPEI—Finding it hard to sustain the intensity after two straight emotional grinds, Gilas Pilipinas needed to dig deep in the endgame to dodge the upset ax, escaping Chinese Taipei B, 93-82, in the Jones Cup Invitational at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan politicians scuffle during heated spending debate

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Politicians scuffled in Taiwan's parliament on Tuesday during a heated debate over how billions of dollar for an infrastructure development plan will be allocated. Members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and opposition ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan’s brawling in parliament is a political way of life

These are external links and will open in a new window On the outside, the main building of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan - or parliament - is a picture of calm. Two rows of neatly-trimmed shrubbery and trees line the courtyard leading to the stately-looking ... ( read original story ...)