Taiwan legalized gay marriage in 2019, becoming the only place in Asia that allows it. But until now, those married couples could only adopt children related to one of the partners.
The island is facing one of its worst dry spells in a century, and both the agricultural and high-tech sectors are competing for scarce water resources.
China sent warships and dozens of fighter jets toward Taiwan on Saturday, Taiwanese officials said. The move follows a meeting between the U.S. House speaker and the president of Taiwan.
For President Tsai Ing-wen, the meeting will cap off a high-stakes trip intended to prove to voters that strengthening U.S. ties is worth the fallout, as Taipei's relations with China deteriorate.
Taiwan's president is in the United States as part of a multi-day itinerary that will take the leader of the Asian democratic island through Central and North America.
The cofounder of Taiwan's famed Din Tai Fung restaurant chain died at 96, his company announced March 26. He helped turn delicate soup dumplings into a global phenomenon, even earning Michelin stars.
Honduras established diplomatic ties with China on Sunday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which is increasingly isolated and now recognized by only 13 sovereign states.
China claims self-ruled, democratic Taiwan is part of its territory and refuses most contacts with countries that maintain formal ties with Taiwan.
Taiwan's Defense Ministry said the balloon carried equipment registered to a state-owned electronics company in the northern city of Taiyuan.
In an exclusive interview at the White House, Jake Sullivan spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep. They discussed China-Taiwan tensions, the war in Ukraine, and his upcoming trip to Israel.
Abao sings in the Paiwan language — not Chinese, which dominates Taiwan's pop music industry. Her popularity reflects the island's overdue recognition and awareness of Indigenous culture.
The three-hour meeting between Xi and President Biden finished Monday with both leaders expressing an openness to restoring communication channels and repairing the U.S.-China relationship.
President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a high-stakes face-to-face meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
President Biden leaves Thursday for a series of major summits with foreign leaders. And in Bali, he'll meet face-to-face with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
President Xi Jinping kicked off the twice-a-decade summit with remarks that touched on COVID, Taiwan, economic policy and more. It is widely expected his rule will be extended beyond two terms.