Taiwan

  • China Jan 22

    Taiwan Urges China to Release All Information on New Virus

    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to release all information about the outbreak of a new virus and work with Taiwan on curbing its spread.

  • Taiwan Jan 12

    Taiwan’s Leader Meets With US Official After Election Win

    Fresh from a landslide reelection victory, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met Sunday with the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taipei, as China warned that countries should stick with recognizing communist-ruled Beijing as the rightful government of “one China,” including Taiwan....

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    William Brent Christensen, a U.S. diplomat who is director of the American Institute in Taiwan, congratulated Tsai on her victory in...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Taiwanese-Canadian Model-Actor Godfrey Gao Dies on Set

    Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China. Gao was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its official Facebook page. The 35-year-old was filming “Chase Me,” a Chinese variety series, when he...

  • Oct 1, 2019

    Bridge Collapse in Taiwan Injures 10, Smashes Boats

    A bridge collapse in Yilan County, Taiwan, injured 10 people and resulted in damage to three boats.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Report: Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee Seamstresses Harassed, Abused

    Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in outside oversight and enforcement for more than 10,000 workers at...

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Versace, Coach, Givenchy Apologize to China for Hong Kong, Macau T-Shirts

    American fashion brand Coach, French label Givenchy and Italian luxury brand Versace have been boycotted by some Chinese social media stars for suggesting that places like Hong Kong and Macau are separate from China. The Versace label and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologized on Sunday after images of a T-shirt pairing cities with their countries stated “Macau, Macau” and...

  • Aug 9, 2019

    Man Who Distributed Gun Plan for 3D Printer Pleads Guilty to Sex With Minor

    Prosecutors say the founder of a Texas company that sold plans to make untraceable 3D printed guns has pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    8 Dead, 60 Hurt as Quakes Shake Northern Philippine Isles

    Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring about 60 and damaging ancestral houses famous among tourists. The quakes collapsed homes of stone and wood and roused residents from sleep, said Roldan Esdicul, who heads the Batanes provincial disaster-response office....

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Downtown San Diego Cat Café to Offer Feline-Filled Wind-Down Sessions During San Diego Comic-Con

    One could say San Diego Comic-Con International is like catnip for pop culture fans. But even the biggest Comic-Con enthusiasts will need a breather from those downtown crowds next week so, cue a whole bunch of cute cats.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Hong Kong Leader: Extradition Bill Unlikely to Be Revived

    Hong Kong’s leader apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. But Chief Executive Carrie Lam did not formally retract the legislation. She also said she hopes to finish her term, shrugging away calls for her resignation. Lam acknowledged that it was unlikely she...

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Woman Accused of ‘Jabbing,’ ‘Stomping’ Sea Turtle Nest in Miami Beach

    A Chinese citizen was arrested Saturday for “jabbing” a sea turtle nest with a wooden stake and “stomping” on the protected habitat, according to the Miami Beach Police Department.

  • Jun 6, 2019

    Taiwan Confirms Request for US Tanks, Air Defense Systems

    Taiwan confirmed Thursday it has asked to purchase more than 100 tanks, along with air defense and anti-tank missile systems from the U.S. in a major potential arms sale that could worsen frictions between Washington and Beijing. The Defense Ministry said in a statement it has submitted a letter of request for 108 cutting-edge M1A2 Abrams tanks, 1,240 TOW anti-armor...

  • May 18, 2019

    San Diego Zoo’s Giant Pandas Arrive Safely in China

    After 23 years away from her hometown, San Diego’s beloved former resident – giant panda Bai Yun, and her son, Xiao Liwu – are now safely back in China.

  • May 17, 2019

    In First for Asia, Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage

    Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organizations opposed to the move approved most of a government-sponsored bill that recognizes same-sex marriages and gives couples many of the tax, insurance...

  • Apr 27, 2019

    History of Pandas in San Diego

    Many have questions about the loan that brought the pandas to San Diego in the first place. So in this San Diego Explained, we explain a bit of panda history for you. NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia has more.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

    Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company’s founder and its chief innovation officer, told The Associated Press ahead of the announcement that the new shirt is part of...

  • Apr 18, 2019

    6.1M Quake Causes Light Damage in Taiwan’s Capital, East Coast

    A strong earthquake shook eastern Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and along the eastern coast. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien at a depth of nearly 12 miles, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said. Water pipes at the city’s train station burst and rail traffic was briefly suspended. Schools...

  • Apr 10, 2019

    Worth the Trip: A Final Visit to the Giant Pandas at the San Diego Zoo

    If you love giant pandas, you have until April 27 to see two of them up close at the San Diego Zoo before they are repatriated to China.

  • Apr 7, 2019

    Giant Pandas Farewell Tour Kicks Off at Zoo

    A three-week-long farewell tour began at the San Diego Zoo to say goodbye to the beloved giant pandas. NBC 7’s Steven Luke has more.

  • Apr 6, 2019

    San Diego Zoo Launches Farewell Party for Giant Pandas

    Like any good, respected icon, the San Diego Zoo’s giant pandas launched their “farewell” tour of sorts on Saturday – a three-week celebration highlighting their time in the city before they are repatriated to China.

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