Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

ITU ABA, South China Sea — The largest natural feature of the Spratly Islands, the hotly disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, is a forested, sun-drenched oval of land, cleaved by a single runway that gives the place the appearance of a raw coffee ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan ‘Angry’ Over Not Being Invited to WHO Assembly

GENEVA — Taiwan's health minister says the island feels "very angry" that it was not invited to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva. Chen Shih-Chung attributed the U.N. body's refusal to let Taiwan participate to tensions between mainland ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's president said Sunday her government will step up security measures to respond to military threats from China. President Tsai Ing-wen gave no details in comments posted online but her government has encouraged development of a ... ( read original story ...)

Refugee patients were not forcibly returned to Nauru from Taiwan

The report regarding the transfer of two refugee patients from Taiwan to Nauru by Australian officials (Iranian refugee and son returned to Nauru against medical advice, 14 May) requires further clarification to avoid misunderstanding. The article implies ... ( read original story ...)