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April 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sanctions Expected After Talks With U.S. Fail: The most recent round of intellectual property talks between Taiwan and the American representatives in Washington have ended in failure, Taiwan officials said. This leaves open the prospect that the United States will move toward adopting trade sanctions against Taiwan at the end of this month.
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BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | By Don Lee
TAIPEI, Taiwan - For decades, relations between Taiwan and its giant neighbor China have been one of the great success stories of the ending of the Cold War. Slowly but surely, the two nations have pulled back from half a century of bellicose confrontation and in recent years embraced a level of political and economic cooperation that seemed to promise new riches for both. But today, for many Taiwanese, the bloom is off the rose. This disenchantment lay behind the outbreak of angry protests from Taiwanese students that are in their third week.
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WORLD
October 1, 2012 | By Ralph Jennings, Los Angeles Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Ben Lan threw a line in the water one recent afternoon and caught two fair-sized specimens in 10 minutes. With 10 years of experience, the 60-year-old retiree stood out from a couple of fellow anglers who looked on with envy. It's not unusual to hear a cheer go up when somebody lands a big one. Big means about 6 inches. That's because Lan and the others were casting for shrimp. "It's a leisure activity. Taiwan is too small, and there's nothing else to do," Lan said as he stuffed a just-caught live shrimp into a net suspended in the water at an indoor pool just outside urban Taipei.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem - Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political. Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into Apple's online store engraving service. You'll receive a yellow pop-up box saying, "The engraved text is not suitable. " Other phrases that return the same error notice include "Tibet independence," "Xinjiang independence" and "Taiwan independence.
OPINION
October 19, 2011 | By Richard Bush
The Obama administration informed Congress last month that it would proceed with the upgrade of Taiwan's fleet of 145 F-16 jet aircraft. The decision is controversial. China firmly opposes any U.S. effort to assist Taiwan militarily. Although Taiwan expressed gratitude for the decision, it had sought 66 new F-16s in the more advanced C/D models (it now has the A/B models). Taiwan's friends in Congress and defense contractors had argued for the C/Ds. Taipei's disappointment belies the fact that this decision constitutes a real contribution to Taiwan's security and underscores the U.S. commitment to Taiwan.
NEWS
September 18, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
  No, we haven't gone back to our deep love of brick-by-brick animation so perfectly executed by the Guardian's website during the Summer Olympics. This is animation by the wildly creative hands over at the Taiwan-based NMA.tv Anchors Jen and Vanessa write: "With us, news is sexy, eye-popping and fun. Come here for a lively point of view on global politics, entertainment, sports and more!" Which, interestingly enough, lands on the current labor dispute between the NHL and its players.
SPORTS
March 12, 2010
Cincinnati Reds 3, Dodgers 2 Surprise, Ariz. AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers didn't score any runs until the ninth inning, by which time all of their regular players were out of the game. ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw limited the Reds to two walks and two hits over three shutout innings. Jonathan Broxton tossed a scoreless inning and fifth-starter candidate Carlos Monasterios put up three zeros. EXTRA BASES: Doug Mientkiewicz started a 3-6-3 double play in the fifth inning, showing that his surgically repaired shoulder can handle making that kind of throw.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | Cindy Chang
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou greeted hundreds of flag-waving supporters in Los Angeles' Chinatown on Tuesday, an unusual public appearance on American soil that was a sign of the island's improving relationship with China. Ma was on his way home after visiting Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso and Honduras -- three of Taiwan's remaining diplomatic allies. The U.S. State Department termed the visit a "transit" that is "consistent with the unofficial nature of our relations with Taiwan.
SPORTS
January 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Lyle Lin, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore catcher from Taiwan, will become eligible at JSerra in April, and by then he could be ready to make an impact. Coach Brett Kay said, "He is just learning but can flat out play. " Besides learning English, Lin is picking up hitting and catching skills. And he might get a look on the mound, too. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
December 8, 2013 | Wire reports
A person familiar with the deal said the Toronto Raptors reached an agreement to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a multiplayer trade. The Raptors will receive Greivis Vasquez , Patrick Patterson , John Salmons and Chuck Hayes . The Kings also will acquire Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy . The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the trade was still pending NBA approval, said the deal is expected to become official Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Fox International Productions, the 20th Century Fox Film subsidiary that makes local-language films in foreign countries, has inked a $130-million co-financing deal with Ivanhoe Pictures, a new film and television company. The four-year arrangement covers films made for India, South Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. Ivanhoe's investment will first be used to co-finance 10 projects Fox International is now making in India, South Korea, China and Taiwan.  The deal targets countries whose movie markets are booming.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Ralph Jennings
TAIPEI, Taiwan - When Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged blows in August, two of them rolled around on the floor, locked in some sort of amateur wrestling hold. Another one pulled up his sleeves to show off his biceps. A ruling party legislator cast an arc of water on an opposition rival who had commandeered the podium in the wood-paneled, arena-like assembly room with its doors tied shut. Gridlock in Congress shut down much of the U.S. government this week for the first time in 17 years, but legislators in Taiwan have been known to sometimes duke out their disputes.
WORLD
October 1, 2013 | By Ralph Jennings
TAIPEI, Taiwan - An American woman who used a mocking video to quit her job at an animated graphics company here has virally showcased Taiwan's demanding work conditions, which sometimes mean taking a cot to the office and have even led to death from fatigue. The video posted Monday by Next Media Animation content editor Marina Shifrin shows the writer and comedian dancing through her Taipei office at 4:30 a.m. to lyrics to the Kayne West song “Gone.” As she makes her way toward a dark doorway, presumably for the last time, video subtitles say that for two years she has sacrificed time, energy and relationships to work.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
"I feel like I'm 50 again," exclaims a giddy octogenarian biker in "Go Grandriders," a sweet, slight documentary chronicling the two-week, 730-mile journey by scooter a handful of adventure-seeking seniors take around the perimeter of Taiwan. With an average age of 81, the 17 riders count among them a calligraphy master, a former kamikaze-pilot instructor, a pastor and a housewife. The trip is bumpy and eventful: On the first day alone, the group's sprightly captain succumbs to an ulcer and another senior dozes off at the wheel.
NEWS
August 13, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Yuan Yuan the giant panda and her new baby had a heart-melting reunion at Taipei Zoo that began with the cub swinging gently from her jaws and ended with the pair asleep in a heap on the floor. The female giant panda cub was born July 6, bright pink and tiny at about 6 1/2 ounces, according to the Taiwanese zoo. The cub, called Yuan Zai, is the first offspring of giant pandas Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, who were given as a diplomatic gift to Taiwan by the Chinese mainland. The cub was "slightly injured" by her mother in the first days after her birth, reported the AFP, so zookeepers separated the infant and placed her in an incubator.
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