Sunday, November 17, 2013
A Taiwanese woman abducted from the Malaysian state of Sabah Friday is likely still alive, but her armed captors may have taken her to an island off the Philippines, local authorities said Saturday.
Police believe the gunmen who shot a Taiwanese tourist dead and kidnapped his wife on Pom Pom Island, Semporna on Friday had links to terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.
The House Ethics Committee won't pursue investigations of two lawmakers for trips they took to Taiwan.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Taiwan's African ally The Gambia announced its intention to cut diplomatic ties with the Republic of China with immediate effect, according to a statement released by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's office on Thursday.1 Comment
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) dismissed the main opposition party's warning that there may be a domino effect resulting from The Gambia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan yesterday.1 Comment
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday that Beijing was caught unaware by the move by The Gambia, strongly suggesting that the purported diplomatic truce remains in effect.
Legislators across party lines expressed concern yesterday that The Gambia's decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan indicated that China may be taking a harder line in pursuing Taiwan's diplomatic allies.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Gambia said on Thursday it had broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan after 18 years, citing the "national interest".2 Comments
The United Kingdom Education Advisory Service (UKEAS) yesterday awarded its 20th Anniversary Charity Scholarships to three Taiwanese students from low-income families.