Typhoon Bailu is categorised at the weakest typhoon level by Taiwan's weather bureau and is expected to cross the Taiwan Strait and hit the Chinese province of Fujian over the weekend, forecasters say.
Bailu is carrying maximum winds of up to 126 km/h as it approaches Taiwan, and could gain in strength as it moves further along.
China, which has been investing heavily in the Pacific, is courting Taiwan-allied Solomon Islands.
The F-16 fighter jet sale to Taiwan comes as ties between Washington and Beijing are already strained by a trade war.
The Defence Security Cooperation Agency says Taiwan’s purchase of the F-16 will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen voiced support for granting asylum to some Hong Kong protesters, with the semi-autonomous financial hub in the midst of an unprecedented political crisis.
The number of people moving to Taiwan from Hong Kong has risen rapidly, fuelled in recent months by anti-government protests that have swept the former British colony.
From beef noodles to smelly tofu to buns and pies, Taiwan is a haven for all things delicious.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio says it is an important step by the US in support of Taiwan's self-defence efforts.
Weibo users are calling for a boycott on Chinese Huawei for implying Taiwan is a separate country from China.
Foxconn did not elaborate on the causes of the profit decline.
The initiative comes weeks after China announced the suspension of individual travel permits to Taiwan.
Inventec Corp is the latest in a string of computer tech suppliers that have dramatically moved US-market bound production out of China.
Foreign brands are under increasing pressure from Chinese consumers and regulators to fall into line on contentious issues around Chinese sovereignty.
President Tsai's statement follows a Reuters report of a Beijing-backed media campaign in Taiwan.
Taiwan bears the brunt of super typhoon Lekima as China takes no chances, prepares Shanghai to face gales and floods.
Mainland Chinese internet users are infuriated over popular bubble tea franchises voicing their solidarity with Hong Kong street protesters.
Typhoon Lekima is expected to add landslides and high seas to the damage already caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Taiwan a few hours ago.
No reason has been given on why the suspension has been enforced.
Sarawak association says the degree was recognised in 1996, after deputy minister says not.
Taiwan's reasoning for suspending travel permits to Chinese citizens is due to cross-strait relations between both countries.
China claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing's control.
Most forms of gambling are illegal for locals in Vietnam, but the country has in recent years been used as a venue for online betting rings run by gangs from China and Taiwan.
Taiwan has been a de facto sovereign nation since the end of a civil war in 1949, but China still views the island as its territory and has vowed to seize it – by force if necessary.