Taiwan Tapping US, Itself for New Weapons

Taiwan is pursuing a two-pronged upgrade to its armed forces as people on the island worry about recent shows of force by powerful rival China during a political stalemate. Last week, the Taiwanese navy signed a memorandum of understanding with two local ... ( read original story ...)

What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?

Let’s assume, hypothetically, that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) successfully conquers Taiwan. Most analyses of an attempted invasion consider only if the PRC could successfully subdue Taiwan. The consequences of an attempted invasion –even a ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei ‘foiled in bid to open back channel to Beijing’

Taiwan’s independence-leaning government under President Tsai Ing-wen has tried to open “back door” communications channels with Beijing since formal ties were severed last year, but the efforts have proved fruitless, according to a former premier of ... ( read original story ...)

Indonesia Short on Funds to Restart Stalled Rail Projects

The source of the cash crunch for that project: money that was to have come ... Another “Tram-Train” Line Announced for Taipei Region The China Post reports that the northern port city of Keelung, Taiwan, located about 13 miles northeast of the capital ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case

The case has been brought by a gay activist as well as municipal authorities from the capital, Taipei. Taiwan's parliament has also been debating whether to pass laws that would allow same-sex marriage. The movement has split society and prompted a ... ( read original story ...)