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Anti-China activists rally for Taiwan sovereignty

TAIPEI — About 1,000 chanting pro-independence activists took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, accusing Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou of surrendering the island’s sovereignty to China. The rally, which comes four months ahead of the 2012 presidential election, was considered part of pro-independence groups’ efforts to help the leading…

Taiwan presidential candidate refuses to answer question about her sexuality

A would-be presidential candidate in Taiwan on Saturday refused to answer questions over her sexual orientation and lashed out at a political leader who had asked her to clarify whether she was gay. “I don’t want to answer his question and I most certainly won’t do it. If I answer…