• New Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, left, and Vice President Chen Chien-jen wave during their inauguration ceremonies in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 20, 2016. Taiwan inaugurated Tsai as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

    New Taiwan president omits one-China principle in speech

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s new independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen tread carefully around the thorny issue of relations with China in her inaugural address Friday, emphasizing the importance of two decades of growing exchanges without mentioning the one-China principle fundamental to Beijing.

  • Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen, right, waves beside incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 20, 2016.  Taiwan inaugurated Tsai as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy.  (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP)  JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Taiwan installs first woman president amid flagging economy

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan inaugurated Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy.

  • In this photo made available by the Taipei Zoo on May 18, 11 year old panda from China named Tuan Tuan is seen sitting upright his cage behind recent local newspaper front pages at the Taipei Zoo, in Taipei, Taiwan. The photo of Tuan Tuan alive and with the newspapers was accompanied by a statement from zoo director Chin Shih-chien saying that Tuan Tuan, his partner Yuan Yuan and their cub Yuan Zai are all fine, despite rumors first appearing on Chinese websites that Tuan Tuan had died. (Taipei Zoo via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Taiwan panda’s ‘proof of life’ photo debunks death rumors

    BEIJING (AP) — The subject of the photo looks out from behind bars, with newspapers arranged in front of him to prove what day it is. This “proof of life” shot is not a scene from a kidnapping but an effort by the Taipei Zoo to debunk rumors that a prized panda recently died.