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China fines LG, Samsung in flat panel price case

Chinese regulators have fined South Korean companies LG and Samsung and four Taiwanese companies on charges they fixed prices of flat panel screens sold to Chinese manufacturers.


China's 'Beijing Blues' wins at Taiwan film fest

China's "Beijing Blues" has won the best film award at Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Festival, an event considered the Chinese-language Oscars. Hong Kong's Johnnie To is taking home the best director's award. "Beijing Blues" portrays the lives of the ordinary urban dwellers through the work of a squad of plainclothes crime-hunters.
At Saturday's ceremony, To won the award for directing "Life Without Principle," a movie about ordinary citizens' struggles in hard economic times.


China rebukes Oregon town over public mural

A vivid mural in an Oregon town that depicts a Tibetan monk's immolation and promotes independence for Taiwan has created a dust-up with China.


Chinese tourists boost Taiwan’s economy

Taiwan Tourism

The sign inside the mausoleum of Chiang Kai-Shek tells visitors to “please bow or show your respects” to the general who fought a bloody civil war against Mao Zedong and then fled China for Taiwan, where he spent years plotting to retake the mainland from its Communist rulers.


Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle

Territorial Dispute

A group of Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags early Sunday on one of a group of islands at the center of an escalating territorial dispute with China.


Typhoon Saola death toll rises to 44 as storms hit China

Typhoon Saola

The death toll from Typhoon Saola rose on Friday to 44 in the Philippines and Taiwan as storms and Typhoon Damrey made landfall in China, where two died and about 770,000 were evacuated. The Philippines recorded 39 deaths in floods and accidents caused by Saola’s torrential rains and strong winds, the Office of Civil Defence said. At least two people were missing and feared dead.


Taiwan Emerges From Recession

Taiwan snapped two straight quarters of contraction, but an uncertain outlook for its major trading partners prompted Taipei to revise growth forecasts for the year.


U.S. shifts, will consider sale of F-16s to Taiwan

Shift in stance comes after former Obama aide is confirmed to top Asia Pentagon post by Senate Armed Services Committee.


Samples of traditional Chinese medicine are found to contain harmful ingredients

Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is enjoying increasing popularity all over the world. But two recently published studies show that the treatments can be harmful. The papers focus attention on the fact that not all of the ingredients in TCM treatments are listed, or even legal, and that some can cause cancer.


Taiwan wants a separate peace with China

At the 228 Memorial Museum, a shrine to the victims of a 1947 massacre by Chinese troops, staff were in mourning Sunday following the re-election of Ma Ying-jeou, a president they think wants to turn Taiwan over to China.


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