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Taiwan rocked by 6.1 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale has struck Taiwan. There are reports of a 72-year-old woman being killed by a collapsed temple wall. At leas...

China official cancels events in Taiwan amid violent protests

Jun 30, 2014    

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's top official in charge of relations with Taiwan has returned to Beijing, hailing his visit to the self-ruled island as "historic", despite violent protests that forced him to cancel several meetings.The visit by Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, marked the first such trip by such a senior mainland official in 65 years since the Nationalists fled after losing a civil war to China's Communists in 1949.Throughout his four-day tour of the island, Zhang was greeted by protesters, including at the high-speed train station in the pro-indepen...

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