Asia Pacific

China welcomes defeat of Taiwan's ruling DPP in local elections

Loss leads to resignation of President Tsai Ing-wen as Democratic Progressive Party leader.

Inside Story

Will Taiwan vote's outcome bring a China-friendly party?

Taiwan's midterm vote is seen a test of popularity for the pro-independence ruling party.

Asia

Same-sex marriage advocates lose Taiwan referendums

Gay rights activists suffer setback, with conservative groups coming out on top in key referendums they initiated.

Same-sex marriage advocates lose Taiwan referendums

Asia

Taiwan president quits party leadership after polls setback

President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as DPP leader after it suffers major defeats in key local polls.

Taiwan

Taiwan votes in test for pro-independence ruling party

Local elections and a series of referendums on Saturday's ballot after allegations China meddled in campaigns.

Taiwan votes in test for pro-independence ruling party

Asia Pacific

Tawain's name and president in the balance

Taiwan is holding key local elections this weekend.

Taiwan

'Fake news' rattles Taiwan ahead of elections

Beijing is test-driving propaganda techniques ahead of Taiwan's largest-ever elections on Saturday, officials say.

'Fake news' rattles Taiwan ahead of elections

Taiwan

US reassures Taiwan on security as China increases threats

In response, China warns Taipei against 'colluding with foreign forces' to disrupt stability in the Taiwan Strait.

US reassures Taiwan on security as China increases threats

United States

Is a US-China war in Asia inevitable?

Chinese and American officials increasingly talk about war over Taiwan and the South China Sea - could it really happen?

Is a US-China war in Asia inevitable?

Taiwan

Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

Nearly 130,000 people marched in Taipei before a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights.

Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

China

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait as China tensions surge

Multiple Chinese warships shadowed the two US vessels during the transit in a move certain to anger Beijing.

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait as China tensions surge

Taiwan

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18, injured 187

Deadly crash was the island's worst rail accident in a quarter century as officials launch an investigation.

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18, injured 187

Taiwan

Taiwan train crash kills 18, injures scores

At least 18 dead and 171 others injured after train derails in Taiwan's worst rail accident in 20 years.

Taiwan train crash kills 18, injures scores

Taiwan

Thousands rally to support independence vote in Taiwan

Protesters chant anti-China slogans on Taipei march in first large-scale rally pro-independence rally in decades.

Thousands march to support independence vote in Taiwan

Taiwan

Taiwan to hold mass independence rally in challenge to Beijing

Organisers aim to draw 100,000 people to large-scale protest calling for an outright independence vote from China.

Taiwan to hold mass independence rally in challenge to Beijing