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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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2016 Spring Training: 3 Taiwanese Pitchers Looking to Make MLB Rosters

Spring training 2016 sees three pitchers from Taiwan competing for roster spots. Wei-Yin Chen is hoping for a place in the Miami Marlin's starting rotation, while Chien-Ming Wang is fighting for a spot on the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff and Wei-Chung Wang is taking his chances for a place in the Milwaukee Brewers team.

Huang An Under Fire For Having Heart Surgery In Taiwan

Huang An Bashed by Taiwanese Citizens for $24,000 Heart Surgery

Huang An, a Taiwanese singer based in China, is currently under fire for having a heart surgery that can cost the Taiwanese taxpayers thousands of dollars, according to Strait Times.

Fish

Taiwan Fishing Industry on Government's Response to EU: 'Show Some Backbone'

In response to potential sanctions from the European Commission - which is responsible for setting international fishing regulations - the Taiwanese government is working on a bill that includes fines of up to NT$30 million ($910,470) for members of the country's fishing industry. Industry leaders, however, are planning to protest, citing unfair treatment by the EU.

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China Seeks Explanation From U.S. Over Frigate Sale to Taiwan

China on Friday lodged a protest with U.S over its decision to approve the sale of two surplus U.S. Navy frigates to Taiwan for $190 million. The decision is subject to U.S. congressional approval. However, it comes amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington in the South China Sea.

Buddha Head

Stolen Buddha Head Returned Home

A 1,500-year old Buddha head was returned to China on Friday after two decades overseas. Four thieves reportedly cut off the head of the white marble figure and sold it overseas in 1996.

Taiwan, China

China: Taiwan's President-Elect Must Accept Island is Part of ‘One China’

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during his recent visit to Washington, said that Taiwan's President-elect Tsai Ing-wen must acknowledge the island's own constitution, which explicitly states that Taiwan and the mainland are both part of one China.

Taiwan, China

China Restricts Tourists to Taiwan

In a move that has been touted as 'anti Taiwanese', China has made several changes to its tourism policy regarding Taiwan - potentialy causing severe problems for the Taiwanese industry. These changes allegedly came into effect after pro-independence leader Tsai Ing-wen won the island's presidential election earlier this year.

Earthquake Hits Southern Taiwan

Taiwan Earthquake Update: Search Ends, Death Toll at 116

The remains of the final person reported missing after a building collapsed in Taiwan last week following a powerful earthquake that shook the city has been discovered, bringing the rescue mission to an end. A total of 116 people have been confirmed dead in the aftermath of the incident.

#Breaking: 6.4 Earthquake Rocks Taiwan

6.5 Magnitute Earthquake Hits Taiwan

Taiwan has been hit by a powerful earthquake early Saturday. The earthquake struck the city of Tainan, bringing down at least two buildings and leaving other structures leaning dangerously.

Taiwan Presidential Elections 2016

Newly Elected Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen Faces Crises as Cabinet Members Quit

The newly elected president of Taiwan faces a great challenge as the entire cabinet members resigned Monday. In an apparent move to force the newly-elected president to assume responsibility, all 44 members of the cabinet left their positions.

China to Taiwan: Abandon 'Hallucinations' of Pursuing Independence

China to Taiwan: Abandon 'Hallucinations' of Pursuing Independence

Following the landslide victory of Taiwan's pro-independence opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the polls this past weekend, China has made it clear to the winning candidates -- starting from President-elect Tsai lng-wen -- that Taiwan should abandon its 'hallucinations' of striving for independence and that any moves to pursue such an end would be 'poisonous.'

Important Facts About Taiwan's First Female President

Facts About Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan's First Female President

Taiwan's president-elect Tsai Ing-Wen has made history after being declared the first female leader of the island nation.

Convincing Win

Tsai Ing-wen Wins Taiwan Elections as Beijing Issues Stern Warning

With the presidency and the fate of their democracy at issue, the people of Taiwan took to the polls Saturday to give Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) a convincing testimonial of approval.

New Strategy

As Elections Loom, Critics Blame China for Taiwan's Economic Woes

With elections just hours away, crucial economic issues have come to dominate political discourse in Taiwan, and -- as always -- the key question for both candidates and voters alike is whether Taiwan's economic future lies in closer ties with China or an autonomous national identity.

Jackie Chan recently donated replicas of 12 Zodiac relics

Suspects Spray Paint Jackie Chan's Zodiac Replica Donation

Replicas of the 12 Zodiac antiquities of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, donated by Rush Hour star Jackie Chan for display at the Taipei Palace Museum, have been spray painted by two unidentified suspects, according to Chinese state media.

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