AJ Impact

Pyongyang calling: How N Korea is busting smartphone sanctions

A thriving grey market in North Korea is being powered by mobile phones, evading UN sanctions.

Pyongyang calling: How N Korea is busting smartphone sanctions

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands backs Taiwan as China fuels diplomatic shifts

Marshall Islands expresses 'profound appreciation' to Taiwan, criticises China efforts to 'expand territory, footprint'

Marshall Islands backs Taiwan as China fuels diplomatic shifts

Solomon Islands

China, Solomon Islands establish diplomatic relations

Move comes days after Solomon Islands broke ties with Taiwan, which China claims as part of its territory.

China, Solomon Islands establish diplomatic relations

Kiribati

Taiwan and Kiribati sever ties after Beijing switch: Taipei

China 'appreciates' the decision by the tiny Pacific island nation to resume diplomatic ties with Beijing.

Taiwan and Kiribati sever ties after Beijing switch: Taipei

Tuvalu

Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan

Pacific island nation's 16 legislators pick Kausea Natano as new leader instead of pro-Taiwan former prime minister.

Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan

Philippines

Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

Incident in 2013 led to deep rift between the two neighbours, then agreement to avoid use of force in fishing disputes.

Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

Solomon Islands

Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts Taiwan ties

US vice president scraps meeting with Solomons's Manasseh Sogavare after he cut ties with Taiwan in favour of China.

Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts Taiwan ties

Taiwan

Former Foxconn chief abandons run for Taiwan presidency

Terry Gou ends speculation of independent bid for presidency that threatened to split pro-China vote in January poll.

Former Foxconn chief abandons run for Taiwan presidency

Taiwan

'Dollar diplomacy': Taiwan condemns China after Solomons switch

Solomon Islands sixth country to cut ties with Taiwan since 2016 election of Tsai Ing-wen, as China raises pressure.

'Dollar diplomacy': Taiwan condemns China after Solomons switch

Taiwan

Foxconn's Gou quits Taiwan's KMT, for possible presidential bid

Territory's richest man could split pro-China vote, with incumbent Tsai Ing-wen moving ahead in opinion polls.

Foxconn's Gou quits Taiwan's KMT, for possible presidential bid

Taiwan

Taiwan warns Solomon Islands of China 'debt trap'

China offering more economic aid to Solomon Islands in exchange for switching diplomatic ties from Taipei to Beijing.

Taiwan warns Solomon Islands of China 'debt trap'

AJ Impact

Asian factories pummelled by trade war, slowing demand in August

China shows a surprise expansion, but Japan, S Korea and Taiwan extended months of shrinking production.

Asian factories pummelled by trade war, slowing demand in August

Weather

Tropical Storm Bailu hits Taiwan with incredible amount of rain

Bailu is no longer a tropical storm but still has large rainfall potential for China.

Tropical Storm Bailu hits Taiwan with incredible amount of rain

Weather

Tropical Storm Bailu takes aim at Taiwan

The Western Pacific remains active, with multiple areas monitored for new tropical development.

Tropical Storm Bailu takes aim at Taiwan

Taiwan

US approves $8bn sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Taiwan's plan to upgrade its air defences comes amid increasing Chinese military incursions into its airspace.

US approves $8bn sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan