Mar 21, 2013 12:09 EDT
Taiwan and China have agreed to consider exchanging liaison offices in yet another sign of warming ties between the former rivals, officials said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as Chinese data showing manufacturing activity in the world's number two economy picked up in March, while Tokyo was lifted by renewed weakness in the yen.
Mar 21, 2013 06:05 EDT
A leading Taiwanese gay rights activist was turned away by a government agency Thursday as he and his partner tried to register as married, following a failed attempt by another same-sex couple.
Mar 20, 2013 11:53 EDT
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou returned Wednesday from a visit to the Vatican, where he became the island's first leader to meet the pope, and expressed "great hopes" for bilateral relations.
Mar 20, 2013 07:35 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday after Cypriot lawmakers comprehensively rejected a plan to tax savings as part of a crucial bailout deal.
Mar 20, 2013 04:04 EDT
Taiwan's HTC has delayed shipments of its new flagship smartphone due to parts shortages, a report said on Wednesday, dealing a blow as it looks to lift sales and compete with the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy.
Mar 20, 2013 01:45 EDT
Pope Francis has donned the symbols of papal power, vowing to embrace the "poorest" at a grand inauguration in the Vatican as leader of a troubled Roman Catholic Church.
Mar 19, 2013 21:26 EDT
President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan met with Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on Tuesday in a first taste for the new pontiff of a long-running dispute that pits the island against its giant neighbour China.
Mar 19, 2013 07:12 EDT
Asian markets mostly rebounded on Tuesday while the yen fell against the dollar and euro as concerns over the eurozone abated on news Cyprus was reworking a controversial savings levy.
Mar 19, 2013 00:55 EDT
China's angry reaction to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's attendance at the inauguration of Pope Francis on Tuesday is the first taste of a long-running dispute that the new Argentine pontiff may have unique qualities to grapple with.
Mar 18, 2013 07:34 EDT
Asian markets tumbled on Monday and the euro sank as eurozone fears returned on news that Cyprus was planning to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout.
Mar 17, 2013 06:51 EDT
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou was due to leave for the Vatican on Sunday to attend the inauguration mass of Pope Francis in a move that has stoked tensions with China.
Mar 15, 2013 12:43 EDT
Taiwan's leader plans to visit the Vatican for the new pope's inauguration mass, officials said Friday, prompting China to warn Taipei against doing anything to inflame their delicate relationship.
Mar 15, 2013 07:42 EDT
Blind Chinese lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng hopes to visit Taiwan in June, a rights group said Friday, as the island's government said a visit could help facilitate understanding with China.
Mar 15, 2013 07:08 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Friday following another strong lead from Wall Street, where traders took heart from more upbeat US jobs numbers.
Mar 15, 2013 02:43 EDT
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou plans to visit the Vatican to attend the installation of the newly-elected pope, officials said on Friday, in a move bound to upset China.
Mar 14, 2013 09:06 EDT
Asian markets mostly rose on Thursday, while the dollar climbed against the yen after Japan's parliament agreed the government's nominees to lead the Bank of Japan.
Mar 13, 2013 07:18 EDT
Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with few catalysts to drive buying after recent gains, while Wall Street provided a limp lead.
Mar 12, 2013 06:13 EDT
Beijing plans to send a survey team to land on small East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with Japan, state media reported Tuesday, in what would be a major escalation of the row.
Mar 12, 2013 05:19 EDT
Japan said Tuesday it was "disappointing" China did not send anyone to a ceremony marking the second anniversary of its tsunami, in the latest sign of deteriorating ties between the two countries.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|— Municipality —|
|Taipei City · 臺北市|
|Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, The Grand Hotel, Neihu District, Presidential Office Building, Ximending|
|Nickname(s): The City of Azaleas|
|State||Republic of China|
|City seat||Xinyi District|
|- Type||Taipei City Government|
|- Mayor||Hau Lung-pin (KMT)|
|- Municipality||271.7997 km2 (104.9 sq mi)|
|- Water||2.7 km2 (1 sq mi) 1.0%|
|- Urban||2,457 km2 (948.7 sq mi)|
|Population (March 2009)|
|- Density||9,639.2/km2 (24,965.3/sq mi)|
|Population Ranked 2 of 25|
|Time zone||CST (UTC+8)|
|Postal code||100 – 116|
|Bird||Formosan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea)|
|Flower||Azalea (Rhododendron nudiflorum)|
|Tree||Banyan (India laurel fig, Ficus microcarpa)|
|The metropolitan area of Taipei includes Taipei City, Taipei County, Keelung City, Taoyuan County, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, and Yilan County.|