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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 least 19 people were injured.The island experiences several minor earthquakes so evacuation procedures are well-practiced.Buildings ar ...

Taiwan's ruling Nationalists pick pro-China Hung as presidential candidate| Reuters

Jul 19, 2015    

TAIPEI Taiwan's ruling Nationalists on Sunday nominated pro-China Hung Hsiu-chu as its candidate for presidential elections in January 2016, ending months of division in the party following heavy losses at local elections.More than 1,000 members of the party, also known as Kuomintang (KMT), cheered and clapped at a party congress to show support for the deputy legislative speaker Hung, a nomination which will be welcomed in Beijing."Only if the KMT wins can the values of peace and openness be assured in the future," Hung, 67, told a cheering party."If I win...I will promote peac...

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