Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derailment kills 17, injures 101

TAIPEI, Taiwan  — Taiwan’s railway administration says 17 people were killed and 101 injured after a train derailed. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon. The railway administration, citing the fire department, said the 17 … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derailment kills 17, injures 101

WASHINGTON | US recalls Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama diplomats

WASHINGTON— The United States has recalled its envoys to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama after decisions by those nations to cut ties with Taiwan in favor of diplomatic relations with China. The State Department says it has called back Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes, and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US recalls Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama diplomats

SEOUL, South Korea | Global stocks mixed; Chinese markets rally

SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were mixed Thursday with European stocks trading lower after Chinese markets finished with sharp gains. Traders focused on the latest developments in the trade dispute between the United States and China, as oil prices resumed their decline. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent in early trading to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Global stocks mixed; Chinese markets rally

SINGAPORE  | Asia shares gain on reports China, US may resume trade talks

SINGAPORE — Asian shares are mostly higher as traders watch to see what might come of reports the U.S. and China are looking to restart trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.7 percent to 22,713.08 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,304.03. The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.3 percent to … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asia shares gain on reports China, US may resume trade talks

Taiwanese | US airlines cave to China’s demand on referring to Taiwan

Taiwanese – The Trump administration, several U.S. senators, and Taiwanese business leaders had been urging the three biggest U.S. airlines in recent weeks to stand up against China‘s demand about how they describe Taiwan on their websites. The U.S. airlines, looking at the explosive growth in China’s air-travel market, decided to ignore them all. American, … Continue reading Taiwanese | US airlines cave to China’s demand on referring to Taiwan

BEIJING | China applauds airlines for changing ‘Taiwan’ references

BEIJING — China is applauding international airlines for bending to its demand that they stop referring to Taiwan as an independent country on their websites after the issue generated friction between Beijing and Washington. The three largest U.S. carriers — American Airlines, Delta and United — are among a wave of airlines that have removed … Continue reading BEIJING | China applauds airlines for changing ‘Taiwan’ references