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Taiwan's 'forest bus' charms passengers.

TAIPEI, May 27 — With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the forest bus' offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital. The ordinary...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Taiwanese activist arrested for alleged subversion in mainland China.

Taiwan’s ruling party on Saturday accused Beijing of conducting a “black box” hearing against Taiwanese human rights activist Li Ming-che on subversion charges, and has called for his case to be heard in public. “The Chinese authorities should disclose all the evidentiary information and openly hear ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan tells China don't use 'black box' hearing against detained activist.

CHINA must not conduct a "black box" hearing against a Taiwan activist arrested on suspicion of subversion, but openly judge his case and disclose all the evidence, Taiwan's ruling party said on Saturday. The post Taiwan tells China don't use 'black box' hearing against detained activist appeared first on Asian ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

‘Could do better’: Hong Kong watchdog chairman on his efforts to protect the city’s sexual and ethnic minorities.

While Taiwan’s top court has ruled in favour of gay marriage, Hong Kong’s equality chief Professor Alfred Chan Cheung-ming has admitted he could have done better in fighting for sexual and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. The Council of Grand Justices in Taiwan on Wednesday ruled that current legislation ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion".

After interrogation, Lee Ming-Che and his group confessed to engaging in activities endangering national security.

- Zee News - IN

What to expect at Computex 2017.

We're pretty much halfway through the year, which means it's Computex time. As usual, you'll find a handful of us running around the Taipei show floors next week, where we'll be getting our hands dirty with the latest PC products and components. Last...

- Engadget - US

NATO spouse photo includes a male leader's husband for the first time.

If we can take our eyes off of Trump's horrifying shove for one second, we can see that something really amazing happened at the NATO conference yesterday. While their significant others attended a gathering as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization conference in Brussels, Belgium, the wives and partners of several ...

- Mashable! - US

The Saturday Profile: From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament.

Freddy Lim left the 'Black Sabbath of Asia' to start the New Power Party, which mixes liberal politics with a nationalist soft spot for President Trump.

- New York Times - US

NATO spouse photo includes LGBT husband for the first time.

If we can take our eyes off of Trump's horrifying shove for one second, we can see that something really amazing happened at the NATO conference yesterday. While their significant others attended a gathering as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization conference in Brussels, Belgium, the wives and partners of several ...

- Mashable! - US

Taiwanese activist arrested for alleged subversion in mainland China.

Authorities on the mainland have officially arrested Taiwanese human rights activist Li Ming-che on charges of subversion, in a case observers say will entrench a cross-strait stand-off. Li, who has been held by authorities since he entered the mainland from Macau on March 19, could become the first Taiwanese to be charged ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Appetite for iPhone parts spurs Taiwan economic growth.

Appetite for iPhone parts spurs Taiwan economic growth...

- MENAFN - JO

China says detained Taiwan activist confesses to harming state security

The Chinese government said on Friday that a Taiwan rights activist has been arrested on suspicion of subversion and has confessed to harming state security, in a case which has strained ties between China and self-ruled Taiwan.

- Zee News - IN

Bringing the magic of drum culture alive

THE First China International Drum Festival, which opened yesterday and runs until next Tuesday, offers free access to different drum cultures at VivoCity Shanghai. Drum teams from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Ethiopia will perform by turns throughout the festival at the fifth-floor garden. Each ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Sharp Sees Salvation in Appliances

The recovery plan for troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp: Become a major global appliance maker under the wing of its Taiwanese parent, Foxconn Technology Group.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Andy Murray to kick off 2017 French Open campaign against Andrey Kuznetsov

Johanna Konta drawn against Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan in the first round at Roland Garros.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Appetite for iPhone parts spurs Taiwan economic growth

The island is home to several key suppliers for Apple's iPhone The post Appetite for iPhone parts spurs Taiwan economic growth appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

A Closer Look at Gay Rights in China

After Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling, gay rights once again became a hot topic in mainland China

- The Diplomat - US

Sharp forecasts first profit in four years, confirms Toshiba chip bid

CHIBA, May 26 ― Japan's Sharp Corp today forecast its first net profit in four years following cost-cutting under new Taiwanese owner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd , and said it would resume making active investments. With...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Taiwan president oversees massive live-fire drill simulating Chinese invasion

Fighter jets, assault helicopters and tanks were all part of large-scale drills countering mock-up Chinese attack.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Most of Asia Unlikely to Follow Taiwan on Same-Sex Marriage

A legal breakthrough this week for same-sex marriage in Taiwan will inspire LGBT activists to take up the cause elsewhere in Asia, but they will meet widespread resistance because of religion, tradition and authoritarian governments. On Wednesday Taiwan’s Justices of the Constitutional Court said laws now fail to ...

- Voice of America - US

Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Breakthrough, in Context

The Constitutional Court's decision is just one step in the longer process of legalization.

- The Diplomat - US

Fast Asia Open: Japan consumer price inflation, Taiwan GDP

- Financial Times - US

Tom Cruise takes 'The Mummy' to Taiwan

Tom Cruise premieres 'The Mummy' in Taiwan, vows to return.         

- USA TODAY - US

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan’s giant step towards ­allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but the fight for equality is not over yet in a region where gay sex remains ­illegal in some countries. The scale of the challenge was highlighted by this week’s caning of two Indonesian men for engaging in gay sex and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage

In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a years-long campaign by advocates for gay rights.

- IOL - ZA

Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage raises hopes across Asia

REUTERS/Tyrone SiuBeijing - Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week's caning of ...

- Business Insider - US

People are sharing their amazing love stories after Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling

In a landmark development on Wednesday , Taiwan's top court issued a ruling that would pave the way for the island to become the first territory in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. 10 of the top court's 14 judges voted to rule that marriage should not be restricted to a man and a woman. The island's government has two ...

- Mashable! - US

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Beijing, China, May 25 - Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week's caning of two ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Taiwan same-sex marriage ruling brightens outlook for gay rights in China

Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry has proved a shot in the arm for China's gay rights movement, but it is likely to be many years before Beijing approves similar measures, amid deep-rooted opposition in some quarters.

- GMA News - PH

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling forces Beijing to give it serious thought even as critics argue it misleads children

Taiwan’s landmark ruling in favour of gay marriage holds greater significance for mainland China than Western countries’ same-sex marriage laws, an analyst has said. While gay rights activists on the mainland see the activists as boosting their battle to legalise same-sex unions, some mainlanders worry the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China's Xi says nation's navy should become world class

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to make the country’s navy world class, strong in operations on, below and above the oceans, as it steps up its ability to project power far from its shores. China’s navy has taken an increasingly prominent role in recent months, with a rising star ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan opponents of gay marriage call for referendum on issue

Taiwanese opponents of gay marriage vowed on Thursday to press for a referendum on the issue after the island’s constitutional court ruled that current laws barring same-sex unions were a violation of the constitution. The opposition comes as gay activists have also expressed concerns that legislation may be ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan simulates amphibious attack by mainland China during military drills

Taiwan forces simulated an invasion by mainland China on Thursday as part of live-fire military exercises against a backdrop of rising tensions with Beijing. The annual drills are Taiwan’s biggest military exercise and mocked up a scenario in which Chinese troops launched an amphibious assault. They took place on the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

'We Can Finally Get Married!': Taiwan to Become First Asian Country to Recognise Gay Marriage

Taiwan's constitutional court ordered the legislature to either amend the Civil Code or introduce new provisions to recognise same-sex marriage within two years.

- Global Voices - US

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Gay marriage is currently legal in only around 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe. The post Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to recognise same-sex marriage

Taiwan's constitutional court declares that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, sparking celebration by activists who have been campaigning for the right for years.

- ABC News - AU

Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage, 1st place in Asia to recognize gay unions

TAIPEI, Taiwan " Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage, 1st place in Asia to recognize gay unions.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: May 24, 2017

TAIWAN HIGH COURT APPROVES MARRIAGE EQUALITY -- A FIRST IN ASIA: Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have a “freedom of marriage” that must be protected. The decision comes in a marriage equality case brought by a veteran LGBTQ activist with support from authorities in the capital ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

VICTORY! Taiwan Constitutional Court Rules In Favor of Marriage Equality

Today, HRC hailed adecisionby Taiwan’s Constitutional Court in favor of marriage equality, paving the way for it to be the first in Asia to achieve such a victory. “The decision by Taiwan’s Constitutional Court is a huge victory in ensuring the right of loving and committed same-sex couples to ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Big data' and takings compensation in Taiwan

My chapter Eminent Domain Law in Taiwan: New Law, Old Practice?' in Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective serves as an interesting counterpart to the six chapters on eminent domain law in South Korea. In fact, the development of eminent domain law in Taiwan and South Korea are strikingly similar. Two recently ...

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Asia opts for a replay of cold war nuclear deterrence

Taiwan, Japan and South Korea have the capability to develop such weaponry quickly

- Financial Times - US

Clock is ticking for WHO decision over Taiwan

The World Health Organization shouldn't allow regional politics to hamper public health.

- Nature - UK

Taiwan's Top Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

A ruling by Taiwan's Constitutional Court this morning paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to approve same-sex unions.

- Livescience.com - US

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

- Townhall.com - US

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

- FOX News - US

Taiwan same-sex marriage ruling brightens outlook for gay rights in China

BEIJING - Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry has proved a shot in the arm for China's gay rights movement, but it is likely to be many years before Beijing approves similar measures, amid deep-rooted opposition in some quarters.

- Reuters - US

Asia opts to replay cold war nuclear deterrence

Taiwan, Japan and South Korea have the capability to develop such weaponry quickly

- Financial Times - US

Same-Sex Marriage Is Not A Western Idea, Says Lead Lawyer In Historic Taiwan Ruling

"It was not easy, but after all, we won." View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Victory at last for Taiwan's veteran gay rights champion

TAIPEI, May 25 — Draped with rainbow flags and waving a huge rainbow banner, celebrated activist Chi Chia-wei stood triumphant in front of cheering crowds after Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage. Today's victory is for...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hope as struggle for equality across Asia continues

Despite Taiwan's gay marriage ruling, activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal. The post Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hope as struggle for equality across Asia continues appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

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