China says latest U.S. sailing near Taiwan 'extremely dangerous'

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military said on Wednesday the latest U.S. navy sailing near Chinese-claimed Taiwan was “extremely dangerous” and stirring up such trouble was in neither country’s interests. The U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin sailed through the narrow and

Taiwan says discussing purchase of U.S. mines, cruise missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Taiwan is in discussions with the United States on acquiring underwater sea mines to deter amphibious landings as well as cruise missiles for coastal defense, Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to United States said on Wednesday. Speaking to

U.S. health chief offers Taiwan 'strong' support in landmark visit

TAIPEI (Reuters) – U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar offered President Donald Trump’s strong support for democratic Taiwan on Monday, telling President Tsai Ing-wen that her government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic had been among the world’s best. Azar arrived in

U.S. health chief to visit Taiwan, likely angering China

TAIPEI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four decades – a move likely to anger

Face masks fail to crimp style of Taiwan martial artists

TAIPEI (Reuters) – For martial arts students in Taipei, training is going on almost as normal as Taiwan keeps the spread of the new coronavirus well under control. While large parts of the world reeling from the pandemic and in

Web over virus: Taiwan sommelier takes wine tasting online

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A young Taiwanese sommelier is taking his wine tasting classes online to keep his business afloat, as social distancing rules to contain the spread of the new coronavirus prevents large gatherings. Live streaming from his studio in