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Taiwan president backs Hong Kong protests

Ma Ying-jeou

Taiwan’s president threw his weight behind Hong Kong’s democracy protesters on Monday, saying he was “very concerned” by events in the city and urging China to proceed with “peaceful and cautious measures.”

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Student hurls book at Taiwan president in China protest

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou salutes from the KIDD-class destroyer DDG-1803 during the annual Han Kuang military exercises, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, off the east coast of Hualien, central Taiwan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

A college student threw a book at Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou as he left a Taipei hotel to protest increasingly cordial relations with China, his office confirmed Saturday.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Taiwan gutter oil scandal spreads to Hong Kong


Pineapple buns and dumplings have been pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong as authorities investigate whether they contain gutter oil from Taiwan, where concerns are growing over a food safety scare, officials said Monday.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China police detain Jackie Chan’s son–report


Police in Beijing have detained the son of Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan, apparently in connection with a drugs case, local media reported on Monday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Vehicles are left lie in a destroyed street as part of the street is burning with flame following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, August 1. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed scores of people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo)

At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »