Taiwan ex-legislator helped free sailors held off Somalia

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Having taken up the cause of a fellow Taiwanese held by Somali pirates, former legislator Tsai Cheng-yuan faced one hurdle after another. Government agencies at home and in three foreign capitals snubbed his pleas for help. ( read original story ...)

Taiwan gay pride: Thousands throng Taipei streets

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, to participate in Asia's biggest gay pride parade. Many of those who attended carried placards calling on the government to legalise same sex marriage. Dressed in colourful ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan votes to ban cosmetics animal testing

Following India and South Korea’s decisions to become the first Asian nation to ban animal testing on cosmetics, Taiwan has also voted to end cosmetics animal testing. The approved legislation, which has a three-year implementation period and so will ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan opposition party leader to meet China's president

BEIJING (AP) — The chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party was due to meet with Chinese President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday as part of a continuing dialogue between the former bitter foes against the background of ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan's KMT party tells China it is pushing for peace

TAIPEI Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party is pushing for peace with mainland China and it holds out the possibility of a peace pact, the party's chairwoman told Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday, the party said. Xi, general secretary of the ... ( read original story ...)