Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28552/all en FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Faith Hung</p> <p>TAIPEI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A year after elections returned the Nationalist government to power, significantly reducing the chance of the Taiwan Strait becoming a global flashpoint, the focus is firmly on how the export-dependent economy can navigate a worsening global environment.</p> <p>In late November, Taiwan raised its 2012 growth outlook for the first time in over a year, to 1.13 percent, as demand for its hi-tech electronic exports picks up in its top markets, China and the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment International relations Political geography Politics Taiwan Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:15:03 +0000 5741356 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan markets closed for holiday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/taiwan-markets-closed-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Financial markets in Taiwan are closed on Thursday for a public holiday.</p> <p>afp</p> Taiwan AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:15:53 +0000 5748390 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan markets closed for holiday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/taiwan-markets-closed-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Financial markets in Taiwan are closed on Friday for a public holiday.</p> <p>afp</p> Taiwan AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:01:02 +0000 5749528 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese visitors to Taiwan up 45 percent in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/chinese-visitors-taiwan-45-percent-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan said a record 2.6 million Chinese nationals visited the island last year, up a massive 45 percent from 2011, highlighting the fast improving ties between Taipei and Beijing.</p> <p>Last year, two million Chinese arrived in Taiwan for sightseeing while another 570,000 came for business and other purposes, compared with a total of 1.8 million in 2011, the tourism bureau said.</p> <p>The figures excluded visitors from the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau, which came in at one million in 2012, up 24 percent from the previous year, the bureau said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/chinese-visitors-taiwan-45-percent-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Cross-Strait relations Political geography Taiwan AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:15:16 +0000 5762997 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan markets closed for holiday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/taiwan-markets-closed-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Financial markets in Taiwan are closed on Thursday for a public holiday.</p> <p>afp</p> Taiwan AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:31:06 +0000 5768946 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan compensates trio after 11 years on death row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/taiwan-compensates-trio-after-11-years-death-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan will pay a total of Tw$15 million ($500,000) compensation to three men who spent more than 11 years on death row before their acquittal in one of the island's most controversial murder trials, a court said Wednesday.</p> <p>Su Chien-ho, Liu Bin-lang and Chuang Lin-hsun will each receive about Tw$5 million for wrongful imprisonment, the High Court said.</p> <p>The trio, who said they were tortured into making confessions, were first sentenced to death 21 years ago for the murder of a couple in Taipei.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/taiwan-compensates-trio-after-11-years-death-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Taiwan Taiwan AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:30:42 +0000 5808679 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, Taiwan reach deal to ink fishing pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/japan-taiwan-reach-deal-ink-fishing-pact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Japan and Taiwan have reached a deal to allow Taiwanese fishing trawlers to operate in part of Japan's exclusive economic zone near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, sources close to the negotiations said Wednesday.</p><P>The two sides are expected to formally resume their fishery talks -- suspended since February 2009 -- in Taipei on Wednesday at the earliest and sign the deal, the sources said.</p><P>Under their agreement, Japan and Taiwan will designate an area in Japan's EEZ as jointly managed waters where reciprocal fishing will be allowed.</p> Asia Cross-Strait relations Political geography Taiwan Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:16:13 +0000 Asianet 5809530 at http://www.globalpost.com Okinawa, Taiwan fishermen differ over operations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130516/okinawa-taiwan-fishermen-differ-over-operations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Fishermen from Japan's Okinawa Prefecture and Taiwan differed over operations in Japan's exclusive economic zone around the prefecture at talks Thursday and extended the discussions into Friday, Okinawa fisheries association sources said.</p> <p> The fishermen met to discuss how to prevent problems after an agreement between Japan and Taiwan took effect last Friday governing Taiwanese fishing operations in the Japanese zone around the prefecture, which includes the Senkaku Islands that are claimed by Taiwan and China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130516/okinawa-taiwan-fishermen-differ-over-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Asia Political geography Politics Taiwan Kyodo News International Thu, 16 May 2013 12:45:05 +0000 5839245 at http://www.globalpost.com Taipei, Manila agree to avoid force in fishing disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/taipei-manila-agree-avoid-force-fishing-disputes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan and the Philippines have pledged not to use force in fishing disputes, officials said, as they tackle a row over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coastguards.</p> <p>The agreement was reached during their first preparatory meeting on fishery cooperation held in Manila on Friday, Taiwan's foreign ministry said in a statement released late Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/taipei-manila-agree-avoid-force-fishing-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Island countries Liberal democracies Political geography Taiwan AFP Sun, 16 Jun 2013 07:30:48 +0000 5857882 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan evacuates 2,000 tourists as super-typhoon looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/taiwan-evacuates-2000-tourists-super-typhoon-looms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists on Thursday as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik with authorities warning of fierce winds and torrential rains.</p> <p>The typhoon, packing gusts of up to 227 kilometres (140 miles) per hour, was 960 kilometres east of the island's southernmost tip as of 0300 GMT, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said.</p> <p>Soulik is moving west-northwest towards Taiwan at about 22 kilometres per hour and could narrowly skip or make landfall in the north of the island sometime between late Friday and Saturday morning, the bureau said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/taiwan-evacuates-2000-tourists-super-typhoon-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorology Pacific Ocean Taiwan Technology Typhoons AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:38:07 +0000 5881159 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan evacuates 2,000 tourists as super-typhoon looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/taiwan-evacuates-2000-tourists-super-typhoon-looms-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists on Thursday as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik while Japan's Okinawa warned residents giant waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) could hit the archipelago.</p> <p>The typhoon, packing gusts of up to 227 kilometres (140 miles) per hour, was 790 kilometres east southeast of the island's Yilan city in the northeast at 0900 GMT, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said.</p> <p>"That means trees could be uprooted and roofs ripped off" if the typhoon struck the island without losing strength, a weather forecaster told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/taiwan-evacuates-2000-tourists-super-typhoon-looms-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorology Pacific Ocean Taiwan Technology Typhoons AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:34:10 +0000 5881283 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan evacuates 2,000 tourists as super-typhoon looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/taiwan-evacuates-2000-tourists-super-typhoon-looms-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists on Thursday as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik while Japan's Okinawa warned residents giant waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) could hit the archipelago.</p> <p>The typhoon, packing gusts of up to 227 kilometres (140 miles) per hour, was 790 kilometres east southeast of the island's Yilan city in the northeast at 0900 GMT, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said.</p> <p>"That means trees could be uprooted and roofs ripped off" if the typhoon struck the island without losing strength, a weather forecaster told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/taiwan-evacuates-2000-tourists-super-typhoon-looms-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorology Pacific Ocean Taiwan Technology Typhoons AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:03:18 +0000 5881411 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan braces for typhoon Soulik http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/taiwan-braces-typhoon-soulik <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan on Friday braced for the arrival of Typhoon Soulik, which is expected to pound the island with powerful winds and heavy rain over the weekend despite the giant cyclone losing strength.</p> <p>Offices and schools will be shut down in Taipei and four other cities later Friday, with people advised to avoid sea and outdoor activities as the typhoon churns towards the island.</p> <p>Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau downgraded Soulik from a super typhoon to a moderate typhoon but warned residents across the island to prepare for torrential rain and rough seas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/taiwan-braces-typhoon-soulik" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorology Pacific Ocean Taiwan Technology Typhoons AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:01:53 +0000 5882073 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds evacuated as Typhoon Soulik nears Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/hundreds-evacuated-typhoon-soulik-nears-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of villagers were evacuated and schools and businesses shut down in Taiwan Friday as it prepared for the arrival of Typhoon Soulik, expected to pound the island with powerful winds and heavy rain over the weekend.</p> <p>Offices and schools closed in Taipei and eight other cities with residents advised to stay indoors as the typhoon churns towards the island.</p> <p>Packing winds of up to 209 kilometres an hour (130 miles), Soulik is expected to make landfall on the north-east coast around 3am Saturday (1900 GMT Friday), the Central Weather Bureau said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/hundreds-evacuated-typhoon-soulik-nears-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pacific Ocean Taiwan Typhoon Megi Typhoons AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:32:32 +0000 5882207 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Soulik nears Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/thousands-evacuated-typhoon-soulik-nears-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of people were evacuated in Taiwan and the entire island declared an "alert zone" as Typhoon Soulik edged nearer Friday, expected to pound the country with powerful winds and heavy rain over the weekend.</p> <p>More than 8,000 people have been moved from their homes, many from southern areas prone to landslides, according to the Central Emergency Operation Centre.</p> <p>"The whole country is now considered an alert zone," an official from the National Fire Agency told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/thousands-evacuated-typhoon-soulik-nears-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Pacific Ocean Taiwan Typhoon Megi Typhoons AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:31:36 +0000 5882321 at http://www.globalpost.com