Taiwan in fear of becoming a pawn between US and China

As the excitement from Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen wears off, the Taiwanese are beginning to become apprehensive that the island risks becoming a pawn in a wider game between the two superpower nations. On Sunday ... ( read original story ...)

Trump ups US ante on Taiwan, but China has leverage too

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump sounds ready to use U.S. policy toward Taiwan as a bargaining chip to extract concessions from China, but both of the world powers could play at that game. China's rising economic and military clout means its ... ( read original story ...)

Criticizing Trump, W.House says Taiwan 'not a bargaining chip'

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama's White House on Monday took aim at Donald Trump's recent comments on Taiwan, saying the long-standing alliance should not be used as a "bargaining chip" with Beijing. "Taiwan is not a source of leverage ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks edge up in cautious trade; financials rise

TAIPEI Dec 13 Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday in cautious trade, as investors await the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting later this week, and paced by gains in financial heavyweights such as Cathay Financial Holding. As of 0356 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks fall on profit-taking; tech heavyweights down

TAIPEI Dec 12 Taiwan stocks fell on Monday ... The electronics subindex slipped as much 0.2 percent while the financials subindex gained up to 0.1 percent. TSMC, the world's leading contract chipmaker, dipped as much as 0.3 percent. The company reported ... ( read original story ...)

Fitch: Taiwan Banks Well-Positioned for Challenges

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) TAIPEI/SINGAPORE, December 11 (Fitch) Taiwan's banks face many of the challenges that are weighing on the outlook for financial institutions across much of Asia, including low interest rates and ... ( read original story ...)