Peng Ming-min, Fighter for Democracy in Taiwan, Dies at 98

He endured Japanese imperial rule, a lost limb in World War II, Chinese martial law and decades in exile to become a leading force for Taiwanese self-determination.

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Keith Krach, U.S. Official, Visits Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China

The trip by Keith Krach, an economic representative, defies Beijing’s opposition to formal exchanges. China sent two anti-submarine aircraft toward the island in response.

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Voters in Taiwan Oust a Pro-China Mayor

The mayor, Han Kuo-yu, had tried to win the presidency just months ago on a Beijing-friendly platform. His removal in a recall vote reflects a stunning reversal and a hardening of Taiwan’s attitude toward China.

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Taiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President

Chen Chien-jen has embraced a rare dual role, using his political authority as vice president to criticize China’s response to the virus even as he hunkers down to analyze trends in transmission.

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