China

China's top legislators draft details of Hong Kong security law

China and Hong Kong officials insist law won't affect average people amid criticism of the plan from US, UK and G7.

China's top legislators draft details of Hong Kong security law

Asia Pacific

US, China diplomats discuss Hong Kong, Uighurs and coronavirus

Mike Pompeo and Yang Jiechi's face-to-face meeting in Hawaii comes amid a sharp deterioration in US-China ties.

US, China diplomats discuss Hong Kong, Uighurs and coronavirus

Asia Pacific

Chinese fighters jets 'briefly enter Taiwan's airspace'

Taiwan's defence ministry says it warned off several Chinese fighter jets that briefly entered island's airspace.

Chinese fighters jets 'briefly enter Taiwan's airspace'

Taiwan

Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition

More than 900,000 people voted for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's recall while only 25,000 who voted against.

Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition

United States

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen anniversary

The US and China have stepped up manoeuvres around self-ruled Taiwan as bilateral ties have deteriorated.

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen anniversary

Taiwan

Taiwan recall vote brings new problems for pro-China Kuomintang

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu faces June 6 recall after being accused of neglecting his duties when he ran for president.

Taiwan recall vote brings new problems for pro-China Kuomintang

China

China warns will 'resolutely smash' any Taiwan independence move

Military and politicians repeat 'reunification' calls as Taiwan rejects 'one country, two systems' framework.

China warns will 'resolutely smash' any Taiwan independence move

Human Rights

Taiwan targets truth not justice as it investigates darker times

Justice commission modelled on bodies in South Africa and South America probes killings during years of martial law.

Taiwan targets truth not justice as it investigates darker times

AJ Impact

Oil rises: OPEC+ to talk soon about steadying global markets

Despite recent uptick in prices, Brent and WTI are down around 45 percent from their pre-coronavirus peaks.

Oil rises: OPEC+ to talk soon about steadying global markets

Taiwan

Taiwan offers help to Hong Kong activists as China tightens grip

Taiwan's laws already provide help to Hong Kong citizens whose safety and liberty are threatened for political reasons.

Taiwan offers help to Hong Kong activists as China tightens grip

Taiwan

US approves $180m sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan

Approval for submarine-launched weapon sale comes on same day President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated for a second term.

US approves $180m sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan

Asia Pacific

'Immense challenges' as Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen begins second term

Analysts say Taiwan's first female leader faces greater Chinese pressure and more 'belligerent action' in second term.

'Immense challenges' as Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen begins second term

Asia Pacific

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen says no to 'one country, two systems'

After inauguration for second term, island's president says Taiwan and China must find peaceful way to coexist.

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen says no to 'one country, two systems'

Asia Pacific

Taiwan tells US it is complying with North Korea sanctions

Move comes after reports of ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products to North Korea using vessels based in Taiwan.

Taiwan tells US it is complying with North Korea sanctions

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus probe gains momentum ahead of World Health Assembly

Many join call for independent probe into pandemic, as world health body faces questions over Taiwan's participation.

Coronavirus probe gains momentum ahead of World Health Assembly