Buildings shake as deep quake hits Taiwan, but no damage reported

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Buildings shook briefly in Taipei on Saturday as a deep, 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Taiwan, but there were no reports of damage. The quake’s epicentre was just off the coast of Yilan county, at a depth of 72.2 km (44.9 miles), according to the island’s Central Weather Bureau. Taipei’s subway system was operating as normal, the city government said. Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates in the South China Sea and is prone to earthquakes. More than 100 people…

‘Japan’s Abe, Canada’s Trudeau discussed South China Sea issue in bilateral meeting’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a reporters question during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. AP MANILA, Philippines — The South China Sea disputes may not have been touched or even mentioned in the summit of leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation but it proved to be among the hot topics on the sidelines. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for the first time the newly elected prime minister of Canada Justin…