Texan running 3-D printed guns company ordered to leave Taiwan

By Jon Herskovitz and Yimou Lee AUSTIN, Texas/TAIPEI, Sep 22 : A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was detained in Taipei on Friday and ordered to leave the island after his US passport was annulled, officials said. […]

Taiwan’s last Africa ally tells China ‘no desire’ to switch ties

By Christian Shepherd and Lunga Masuku BEIJING/MBABANE, Aug 22 : Taiwan’s last diplomatic ally in Africa, the Kingdom of eSwatini, said on Wednesday it had no intention of switching ties to China, after a Chinese diplomat said he expected it to ditch Taipei soon amid a bitter diplomatic dispute. Taiwan, which China claims as a […]

Taiwan says China “out of control” as it loses El Salvador to Beijing

By Yimou Lee and Philip Wen TAIPEI/BEIJING, Aug 21 : Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China’s “increasingly out of control” behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. Taiwan now has formal relations with only 17 countries worldwide, many of […]

Taiwan says China “out of control” as it looses El Salvador to Beijing

By Yimou Lee and Philip Wen TAIPEI/BEIJING, Aug 21 : Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China’s “increasingly out of control” behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. Taiwan now has formal relations with only 17 countries worldwide, many of […]

Taiwan loses El Salvador to China in fresh diplomatic setback

By Philip Wen and Jess Macy Yu BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 21 : Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, the third country to swap allegiances from the self-ruled island to China this year. Taiwan now has formal relations with just 17 countries worldwide, many of them smaller, […]

Taiwan’s president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

By Jose Sanchez BELMOPAN, Aug 18 : Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen thanked the government of Belize on Friday for backing Taiwan’s claim to independence from China for 29 years. Before a joint session of Congress and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Tsai said, “At a time of great political pressure against Taiwan’s international space, you have […]