Trump’s Call with Taiwan: A Diplomatic Gaffe or a New Start?

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s motives for his unorthodox call with the leader of Taiwan remain mysterious, but some Republicans are hailing his improvisational diplomacy as a refreshing break with diplomatic rituals that date to the ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei gets second Aloft hotel with Aloft Taipei Beitou

T&Cs, fees and charges. Online offer only. Click here to apply now. Looking for a little escape on your next business trip to Taipei? There's plenty of good things to be said for Beitou, the mountainous northern district known for its expansive green ... ( read original story ...)

Trump Call Gauged Positively, but Cautiously, in Taiwan

TAIPEI — What a difference a phone call makes. Ms. Tsai took office in May with a mandate to reduce Taiwan’s economic reliance and close political ties with Beijing. China claims Taiwan as its territory and threatens to use force if Taipei officially ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei 101 raises funds needed for New Year's fireworks show

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The Taipei 101 skyscraper has raised the funds needed to hold its renowned annual fireworks show, Minister of Finance Sheu Yu-jer (許虞哲) said Monday. Speaking at a hearing held by the Finance Committee of the Legislative Yuan ... ( read original story ...)