Taiwan’s president steps down as party leader after election loss

Taiwan’s president steps down as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen stepped down as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party after local election losses on Saturday that saw voters elect the opposition Nationalist Party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took a backseat … Read more

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas given to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a short illness, the Taipei Zoo said. No cause of death was immediately given, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China to send a pair of experts … Read more