Taiwan president heads to US as Beijing watches

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen left for the United States Saturday on her way to Central America, a trip that will be closely watched by Beijing, incensed by her congratulatory call to Donald Trump. While the focus of the nine-day trip is to visit Taiwan ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan leader heads to Americas; U.S. stops set to irk China

BEIJING -- Taiwan's leader pledged to bolster her self-ruled island's presence on the international stage as she set off Saturday to visit four Central American allies on a trip that includes U.S. transits and looks set to raise China's ire. President Tsai ... ( read original story ...)

50 pole dancers escort Taiwan politician's funeral procession

(CNN)These aren't your grandfather's pall bearers. A Taiwan politician's funeral procession included 50 pole dancers standing atop multicolored Jeeps. Former Chiayi County Council Speaker Tung Hsiang passed away in December. He was 76. His funeral took ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan Protests Vietnam Deporting Fraud Suspects to China

Taiwan has protested to Vietnam after the country deported four Taiwanese accused of fraud to its rival, China, alleging that this was done under pressure from Beijing. Scores of Taiwanese have been arrested around the world in the past year in connection ... ( read original story ...)

Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel Opens in Taiwan

Featuring vibrant design and innovative technology, the 292-room hotel is just steps from a multitude of hot springs, and a quick 5-minute stroll to two Metro stations, enabling easy access to Taipei's downtown area and attractions. Marriott International ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks, currency hit 3-week highs

The electronics subindex rose 0.1 percent, while the financials subindex lost 0.2 percent. TSMC, the world's biggest contract chip maker and Taiwan's most heavily weighted share, jumped 0.3 percent. (Reporting by Faith Hung and Loh Liang-sa; Editing by ... ( read original story ...)