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April 29, 2012 | By Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Less than a week before annual U.S.-Chinese diplomatic and economic talks, relations between the powers risked sharp deterioration Saturday with an escaped Chinese activist reportedly under American protection and a U.S. fighter-jet sale to Taiwan now being considered. Fellow activists say Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer who exposed forced abortions and sterilizations as part of China's one-child policy, fled house arrest a week ago and has sought protection at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
NEWS
May 11, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
An undersea earthquake measuring 6.5 on the open-ended Richter scale rocked northeastern Taiwan today, but there were no reports of casualties or damage, authorities said. The Central Weather Bureau said the epicenter was located at sea about 88 miles east-southeast of Taipei, the capital. Police in Ilan, a city about 60 miles southeast of Taipei, said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake was also felt in Taipei. The Richter scale measures ground motion as recorded by seismograph.
NEWS
November 7, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan is legalizing the sex trade in special red-light districts and ending a ban that penalized prostitutes but not their patrons. The island's Parliament passed the law Friday. Protesters have decried the decades-old ban as unfair to women and called for a law to reflect today's relative gender equality. Local governments can set aside the special districts. The new law says any sex-trade participant caught outside the zones can be fined up to $1,000. Pimps could be fined up to $1,660.
SPORTS
April 17, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Taiwan, the reigning champion of the Little League World Series and winner of 12 of the last 23 tournaments, left the organization yesterday and won't defend its title, the organization said. Taiwan withdrew rather than adhere to population standards. Officials in Williamsport, Pa., home of the annual championship, said Taiwan had broken the rules by drawing its players from an area with too large a population, even though they came from a single school. Representatives from the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association, the governing body in Taiwan, met with Little League officials April 1 to discuss other alleged violations, but ended up focusing talks on the population issue.
SPORTS
March 14, 1990 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Two weeks after coaching his final game at St. Joseph's University, Jim Boyle has decided not to walk away from basketball completely. Boyle, 47, has accepted the job of head coach of the Taiwan junior national team that will represent the Chinese-Taipei Basketball Association in the Asian Games, Aug. 25 to Sept. 2 in Nagoya, Japan. The former Hawks coach will make his first visit to Taipei the last week of April to oversee tryouts. He will return to the country in midsummer for three months to prepare his team for the Asian Games.
SPORTS
August 26, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Wang Pei-Ching pitched a two-hitter and hit a home run yesterday, leading Hua Lain, Taiwan, over Bhahran, Saudi Arabia, 7-0, in the opening game of the 41st Little League Baseball World Series. In another game, Brad Ash threw a three-hitter and Rich Hudleston homered to give the U.S. Central champion, Chesterfield, Ind., a 4-1 victory over the U.S. South champ, Morristown, Tenn. Wang struck out 11 and walked three. He had a no-hitter going until the fifth when Greg Longmore and Paul McGary singled.
SPORTS
November 13, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
TAIPEI, Taiwan - South African Ernie Els moved to the top of the board after the second round of the Johnnie Walker Classic yesterday, and defending champion Tiger Woods slipped 3 shots off the pace. Woods, seeking a fifth consecutive victory in a tournament, fired an even-par 72 to stay at 4 under and tied for seventh place. Els joined Michael Campbell of New Zealand with a 7-under 137. World No. 6 Els, who finished second in last year's event, scored a best-of-the-day 67 to add to his first-round 70, recording seven birdies and two bogeys in windy conditions at the Westin Resort Ta Shee.
NEWS
September 12, 1993 | By Vyola P. Willson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Weston Inc. of West Chester will be helping to monitor the quality of ground water in Taiwan. The company has teamed up with CTCI Corp., a Taiwan- based engineering company, for a 15-month assessment of the quality of the water in the island nation. Weston, an environmental engineering, design and consulting firm, has been expanding its affiliations with other environmental firms in Latin America, Europe and Asia. TOPIC: SCHOOL EXPANSION Norma Smith, president of the Downingtown Area School Board, will discuss coping with school expansion at a luncheon meeting of the Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce on Sept.
SPORTS
August 26, 1987 | By James McGregor, Special to The Inquirer
As the winds from an approaching typhoon flap the fieldhouse's tin roof with the cadence of a jackhammer, four coaches watching a pint-sized shortstop are forced to shout above the din as they correct his every move. At the other end of this structure, enclosed on its sides only by nets, near a row of dump trucks that border the third baseline, a coach who played pro ball in Japan gives players instruction in bunting. Their teammates quietly line up for batting practice, conducted by another cluster of coaches and two adult-league players who supply the pitches.
NEWS
September 10, 1989 | By Judy Baehr, Special to The Inquirer
When the Flower Drum Dancers perform these days, they wear triumphant smiles. That's with good reason. The troupe of eight teenage volunteers recently returned from an intensive training program in Taiwan, where they impressed the teachers and wowed the audiences with their abilities. The girls, all of Chinese ancestry, have been dancing together for several years at events sponsored by the South Jersey Chinese Community Center. They came together as a troupe in 1984. "They needed more professional training, which just wasn't available here in this country," said Shirley Chen, one of the troupe's adult mentors.
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NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Wally Santana, ASSOCIATED PRESS
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside. A news agency reported that 120 were rescued. Firefighters scrambled to the site with ladders, cranes and other equipment and pulled survivors from the building in the southern city of Tainan, footage from local TV broadcasters showed. It was unclear how many people were trapped inside. Some reports said dozens or scores of people might have been in the building at the time of the collapse.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe McGrath is senior vice president of the home store division for Reading-based Boscov's. He is charged with buying anything for the home to stock all 44 Boscov's stores regionally. He said about 25 percent of the products he orders come from China, where "the quality and workmanship has improved. " Retailers, vendors, and merchants are taking note of what appears to be a thawing of relations between China and Taiwan. Some say the meeting between the leaders of both this month - viewed by some as d├ętente, though it's too early to call it that - could mean better economic ties between the two and steady prices on products, such as clothes and electronics, that are made in both.
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Several business operators in the city's Chinatown district Saturday praised the warming relations between China and Taiwan. "It is good for peace," said Joan Zhong, 41, who moved from mainland China to Brooklyn, then to Philadelphia's Chinatown, where she has been managing Legend Furniture on Arch Street for the last six years. "And it is good for business. When you have more of a relationship, you open doors for more business. " Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou met for the first time on Saturday, on neutral ground in a hotel ballroom in the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2014 | By Rick Nichols, For The Inquirer
One recent morning, Susanna Foo could be found, bundled in a quilted jacket, picking out boxes of butternut squash, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes at the chilly wholesale produce market in Southwest Philadelphia. The weekly shopping dates to her days on Walnut Street, when for 25 years her eponymous restaurant was the toast of the town. She'd pioneered a new cuisine, a blend of Chinese sensibility and French technique. And even after decamping five years ago to a cafe in suburban Radnor, she remains picky about her vegetables.
NEWS
May 16, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lily Yeh folds her hands on the small dining table in her tiny Philadelphia townhouse, drops her forehead to her ropy knuckles, and weeps. It is not unusual to see Yeh, 73, overcome with feeling. Since cofounding the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia in 1989, she has made it her mission to bring creativity and art to broken communities. More often than not, she grieves for others' pain and finds joy in their successes. Her tears this time, however, are not for the neglected children of drug addicts in the city, or victims of genocide in Rwanda, or orphans in China, or the poor in Kenya, Palestinian areas, Ecuador, and India - all of whom have moved and inspired her. No, this time, the pain is personal.
SPORTS
June 21, 2013
After putting up some eye-popping numbers with Taiwan's EDA Rhinos (.352 average 43 RBIs, 8 homers in 49 games), Manny Ramirez figures it's time for the big leagues. The Rhinos said they tried to keep Ramirez (promising to raise his monthly pay from $25,000 to almost $60,000, which is a lot of money in the Chinese Professional Baseball League) but the 41-year-old, 12-time all-star said he missed his family. He left Taiwan and was to arrive in New York on Friday. "This whole thing with Manny in Taiwan was a phenomenon.
SPORTS
June 16, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were moments in Cheng-Tsung Pan's U.S. Open round of 75 Saturday - such as the double-bogey on 14 or the blown par putt a hole later - when another golfer might have wilted, even snapped. But his father raised him to be tougher than that. When Pan was a golf-crazy 8-year-old on Taiwan, his dad would drop him off at the gate to their local course and have the youngster run the three miles to the clubhouse. He wanted his son to learn about golf in any weather condition. So when a typhoon struck the Asian island nation, they played in it. "His dad pushed him hard.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2013 | By Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press
When Martin Rawls-Meehan started making adjustable beds in 2004, it was a foregone conclusion that key parts would be made overseas. It was cheaper to manufacture in Taiwan than in the United States, and from Taiwan it was easier to ship to customers in Asia. But this year, Rawls-Meehan's company, Reverie, began making some beds in their entirety at a factory in New York. "Shipping costs are tremendous," he said, soaring between 50 percent and 60 percent since the company was founded.
SPORTS
March 11, 2013
Team USA was down by 3-2 in the eighth inning against Canada on Sunday when Adam Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs en route to a 9-4 win that sent the Americans to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. The United States finished Group D play at 2-1, tied with upstart Italy, which lost to the Americans, 6-2, on Saturday. In other WBC action Sunday, Venezuela beat Spain, 11-6, for a win that means very little since the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico finished ahead of both in Group C, which some wags have called the "Group of Death.
SPORTS
March 10, 2013
Ordinarily, we at Touch 'Em All stay away from novelty sports like the World Baseball Classic, but when the Romans win their second game in a row - on a mercy ruling, no less - we have to write something. Italy routed Canada, 14-4, Friday in Phoenix to improve to 2-0 in group play. The game was called after Italy scored five times in the eighth to make it a 10-run game. Italy takes on Team USA on Saturday. The Italians are the reigning European champion, so it's hard to malign their victory - even if they did began as a 100-1 choice to win it all. By the way, Italy's only other win in the classic came in 2009 . . . against Canada.
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