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Voice of America News Correspondent in Beijing. Tweets are mine. ReTweets not an endorsement.

Taiwan President-elect to Face 'Ominous' China

voanews.com — Taiwan's voters gave Tsai Ing-wen and her pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party a new mandate Saturday, helping it seize control of both the legislature and presidency for the first time. And dealing with the island's neighbor and political rival, China, will be one of her biggest challenges. VOA's William Ide reports.

'Ominous' China Key Challenge of Taiwan President Elect

voanews.com — Taiwan's voters gave Tsai Ing-wen and her pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party or DPP a new mandate Saturday, helping it seize control of both the legislature and presidency for the first time ever. Dealing with the island's neighbor and political rival China will be one of her biggest challenges and concerns.

Taiwan Elects First Female President

voanews.com — Taiwan's voters on Saturday elected Tsai Ing-wen as the island's first female president, delivering a crushing defeat to the Nationalist Party, which has focused heavily on growing relations with China since coming to power eight years ago. VOA's William Ide reports.

Taiwan's Ruling Nationalist Party Concedes Defeat

voanews.com — Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) has conceded defeat in a presidential election held Saturday that is set to bring historic changes to one of Asia's most vibrant democracies. In a speech hours after voting ended, KMT candidate Eric Chu apologized for failure and congratulated his opponent, Tsai Ing-wen of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Taiwan Candidates in Final Push Before Elections

voanews.com — Taiwan's presidential and legislative candidates held a last day of campaigning across the island ahead of elections scheduled for Saturday. There are expectations that the outcome could lead to a historic transition of power, which many say they hope will have an impact on Taiwan's economy and relations with China.

Cambodian Immigrant Aims to Make History in Taiwan

voanews.com — A record number of candidates - more than 550 from nearly 30 parties, and vying for just 113 seats - are running in Taiwan's legislative elections on Saturday, the same day voters will choose a new president.

Young Voters to Play Pivotal Role in Taiwan Elections

voanews.com — Taiwan elects a new president and legislature on Saturday and young voters as well as candidates are expected to play a pivotal role in what could be a historic race. Analysts say that with their support the opposition Democratic Progressive Party could win control of both the legislature and presidential office for the first time ever.

China Condemns N. Korea's Purported Hydrogen Bomb Test

voanews.com — North Korea's key diplomatic ally China has voiced firm opposition to what Pyongyang said was its first hydrogen bomb test Wednesday. Beijing said it will lodge a formal protest and has called on its northern neighbor to give up on its ambitions for nuclear weapons.

China’s Migrant Workers Face 'Double Whammy' as Economy Slows

voanews.com — From dawn to dusk, Beijing's Jingwen wholesale market is bustling with activity. Mounds of merchandise are piled up everywhere and a seemingly endless supply of dolly carts navigate the narrow shopping halls. But the hum of commerce belies a rumbling beneath the surface; a shifting unease felt at market places and businesses across the country.

Chinese Rights Lawyer’s Supporters Rally at Trial

voanews.com — Outside the Beijing courtroom where prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang is being tried, authorities on Monday harassed journalists and pushed around a small group of protesters and foreign diplomats who'd come to support him. Pu faces up to eight years in prison for social media postings criticizing the Communist Party and its policies.
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Feb 12, 2016

RT @wlh8964: 北京藝術家華涌接受香港媒體採訪:「要堅持做對的事情」心中的牢獄比現實的牢獄更可怕。活著不重要,活得像個人才重要,如果你不讓我活得像個人,不可以自由表達,那我寧可死。#香港 #華涌 #向死而行 pic.twitter.com/0IEwFDMTXk

Feb 12, 2016

RT @GreatFireChina: you say "riot", I say "unrest" you say "separatist", I say "secessionist" you say "茉莉花" I say "魚蛋" scmp.com/news/hong-kong… via @SCMP_News

Feb 12, 2016

Auntie lets her kid pee on Shanghai subway carriage floor, netizens pissed (pun intended) shanghaiist.com/2016/02/12/sha…

Feb 11, 2016

Tensions continue in Mong Kok, wondering who is the guy in video with the ROC flag? #fishballrevolution hongkongfp.com/2016/02/12/yel…

Feb 09, 2016

China detects 1st case of Zika virus news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-0… 34-year old man who recently returned from Venezuela #voaalert

Feb 09, 2016

RT @KongTsungGan: Anonymous officers disagree w official #HK police account of pistol shots & department directives on shooting https://t.c…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @tom2009cn: 香港记者被警察殴打,表明身份继续打。谁是暴徒? pic.twitter.com/HdSzh3tfXQ

Feb 05, 2016

RT @VOAChinese: 【#时事大家谈 精彩回顾 台湾变绿,两岸关系大逆转?】章立凡:马习会上,习马两人都把对方当成自己棋盘上的棋子。这个会表达了中共对国民党的支持,其实对国民党起了反作用。大陆的人权、内政、司法领域都有自己的问题,让台湾人民没有安全感。 pic.twitter.com/N7i5rlFejh

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