Donald Trump sharply raised the stakes in the bruising trade war with China and jolted global financial markets by vowing on August 1 to impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports from September 1.
China deems Taiwan a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the island under its control.
The announcement is likely to anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of its territory and has previously expressed "serious concerns" about the possible sale.
China has been incensed by recent moves by US President Donald Trump's administration to increase support for self-ruled and democratic Taiwan.
Demonstrators braved heavy rain outside parliament in Taipei, the capital, with some embracing tearfully as others hailed the vote with chants of 'Asia's first,' and 'Way to go, Taiwan!'
Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered despite heavy rain near Taipei's parliament as a mammoth legislative debate got under way over an issue that has bitterly divided the island.
The Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan External Trade Development Council on May 8 announced that the second edition of ‘Taiwan Expo' will be held here on May 16-18.
Microsoft has said it is suing Foxconn, the contract manufacturer that rose to global prominence as assembler of the Apple iPhone, for what it claims are unpaid patent royalties.
The draft law unveiled by cabinet on February 21 would give same-sex couples similar legal protections for marriage as heterosexuals, but marriage in civil law would remain defined as between a man and woman.
The world's largest contract manufacturer, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said in a stock exchange filing that changes in employee numbers were part of its usual adjustments based on global strategy and clients' needs.
Beijing responded to Tsai's 2016 victory by cutting all contacts with her government and has ratcheted up economic and diplomatic pressure on the self-governing democracy.
China claims sovereignty over US ally Taiwan, which split from the mainland amid civil war in 1949.
Speaking at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on the 40th anniversary of a key Taiwan policy statement, Xi said reunification must come under a one-China principle that accepts Taiwan as part of China, anathema to supporters of Taiwan independence.
Beijing has barely contained its glee at the election result, saying it showed Taiwan's people's desire for better ties with China.
The elections that follow Tsai's landslide victory in 2016 will decide the races for 22 mayors and county magistrates along with thousands of local officials.
On October 21 a train in Yilan in Taiwan's northeast came off the rails on a curve while travelling at almost 149 kmh (87 mph), nearly twice the speed limit, the head of a Taiwan government investigation team has said.
The engineer joined a growing band of senior Taiwan professionals working in China's booming and fast-developing semiconductor industry.
The two sides have been separately ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, and China still claims sovereignty over Taiwan
The commission said Qualcomm also agreed to bargain in good faith with other chip and phone makers in patent-licensing deals.
It expected the incident to cause shipment delays and forecast a hit to its third-quarter financial results.
"Met with a delegation led by President of Taiwan's state-owned petrochemical company, CPC Corporation. They propose to invest $ 6.6 billion in petrochemical projects in Paradip using feedstock from IOC," Pradhan tweeted.
The agreement would enhance technological know-how through mutual development and innovation, an official press release said here.
James Huang, Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said, "India is important to us in terms of trade and investment. We didn't pay enough attention to India in the past."
Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anonymous transactions and its value has soared since it came into being in 2009.
At least four people were killed and 225 injured in the quake that hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, officials said. The latest figures from government data indicated 145 people were missing.