Asia Pacific

China ship enters strait, Taiwan warns against 'panic'

Chinese aircraft carrier sails into Taiwan Strait amid increasing tensions between mainland and island territory.

Asia Pacific

Taiwan's president heads to US amid China dispute

Tsai's US stopovers come after she incensed China by her phone call to Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory.

United States

Trump names anti-China economist as trade council chief

Peter Navarro, who accuses Asian superpower of wreaking havoc on US economy, described as "visionary" by new president.


Taiwan slams Sao Tome's decision to cut diplomatic ties

"Abrupt" move to break diplomatic relations condemned by Taipei as main rival China gleefully welcomes the decision.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump questions 'one China' policy

President-elect Donald Trump says the US is ready to abandon the policy, unless China agrees to a trade deal.


Trump era has Beijing on edge

Donald Trump's exchange with Taiwan's leader broke with nearly four decades of the 'one China' policy.

by J Berkshire Miller

United States

Trump's Taiwan call opens questions about his Asia agenda

US president-elect's direct contact with President Tsai might be hinting at changes in Washington's China policy.

Donald Trump

Trump speaks to Taiwan's leader, angering China

President-elect speaks with Taiwan' leader in a break from the US' "one China" policy triggering protest from Beijing.

Business & Economy

China: Soon the most visible victim of deglobalisation

China's exports are falling and millions of jobs are at risk.

by Salvatore Babones


Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan, killing at least 4

Third typhoon in two weeks hits island nation with heavy rains and damaging winds, injuring hundreds of Taiwanese.


Strongest storm of the year strikes eastern China

Meranti, the third most violent typhoon on record, brings strong winds and rain to coastal cities as Taiwan cleans up.


Super Typhoon Meranti: 2016's most powerful cyclone

Catastrophic typhoon grazes Taiwan but has China in its sights.


Rocky Taiwan-China relations roil tourism industry

New president's stance on independence from China and territory disputes affecting life on the self-ruled island.


Typhoon Nepartak rips through Taiwan

Wind and wave damage leave 400,000 without power and two dead after the first typhoon of the year.


Typhoon Nepartak is heading for Taiwan - and it's huge

Sandbags are being stacked and boats remain in harbour as inhabitants brace themselves for super typhoon's arrival.