Han Kuo-yu (left), the mayor of the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam at Government House on Friday. Photo: ISD

Pineapple politics: Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu comes bearing fruit, but won’t touch prickly cross-strait issues

  • Possible presidential candidate brokers deals to import HK$628 million worth of agricultural products from Kaohsiung
  • Kuomintang veteran also went to Beijing’s liaison office for meeting with city’s top mainland official
Topic |   Taiwan

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Han Kuo-yu (left), the mayor of the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam at Government House on Friday. Photo: ISD
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, ahead of her trip to visit Taiwan allies in the Pacific. Photo: Reuters

China calls on US to keep Taiwan president from stopping in Hawaii

  • Tsai Ing-wen begins trip to Pacific diplomatic allies Palau, Nauru and Marshall Islands
  • Beijing reiterates its opposition to US transit accommodation that might ‘send any wrong signals’
Topic |   US-China relations

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, ahead of her trip to visit Taiwan allies in the Pacific. Photo: Reuters
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