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Joshua Wong will speak Tuesday to the U.S. Congress after he visited Germany and Taiwan to drum up support. In Hong Kong's purposefully leaderless pro-democracy movement, however, he is just another protester.

Taiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties

Taiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties with Taipei

China extends influence in Pacific as Solomon Islands break with Taiwan

Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands on Tuesday confirmed it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say other Pacific nations may soon follow.

Taiwan knows if it wants to protect itself from Beijing its energy is better spent building diplomatic, trade and ideological alliances with its neighbours, Europe and the United States, something it has pursued quite successfully in recent years.

Anger in Washington over the Solomons switch though is little more than crocodile tears, not to mention hypocritical. The US seems to expect largely impoverished nations that still back Taiwan to reject the same realpolitik that Washington embraced four decades ago.

Lots of righteous indignation from US politicians over Solomons switching recognition from Taipei to Beijing. Washington did the same thing in 1979. Can’t see many of those same politicians calling on Washington to recognise Taiwan as a country, which it de facto is.

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The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!

Taiwan is the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, and the first official weddings are underway 🏳️‍🌈

As if somebody pulled the planet's gigantic plug. Staring down the eye of yet another fierce storm. Category 5 Super Typhoon Trami is unstoppable and heading for Japan and Taiwan. Be safe down there! #TyphoonTrami 

Taiwan's parliament becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Today, Taiwan celebrates the first same-sex weddings in Asia. As of 10 am local time, 166 same-sex couples had already registered their marriages

Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.

TOKYO 4days👍✨ Hong Kong&Taiwan LIVE VIEWING 🙏✨ Thanks👏✨

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Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to rule that same-sex couples have the right to marry. 🌈

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Taiwan is now the first Asian country to allow marriage equality. Let’s celebrate every step in the right direction.

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