FIFA Investigating Uruguay's Suarez After Apparent Bite
Football's (soccer's) governing body has opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay's Luis Suarez, after he apparently bit an Italian player during a World Cup match.
FIFA has given Suarez and the country's football association until Wednesday afternoon to give their position on the incident and any relevant evidence.
In the 80th minute of Tuesday's game, Suarez was jostling in front of the goal with Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini when video and photos show what appeared to be Suarez biting into Chiellini's left shoulder.
The Italian immediately dropped to the ground holding his shoulder, then got up and pulled back his jersey to show a red mark to the referee.
There was no foul called against Suarez, who has been banned twice before for biting opposing players. After the game he said "these are things that happen on the pitch."
Chiellini gave a harsher reaction, saying it was "ridiculous" Suarez was not ejected from the game.
China Official Visits Taiwan Amid Warming Relations
For the first time ever, China has sent a ministerial-level official to Taiwan, a visit Beijing's state media are calling a "giant leap" for cross-Strait relations.
Zhang Zhijun, who heads China's Taiwan Affairs Office, arrived at Taiwan's main airport Wednesday for the start of a four-day trip to the self-ruled island.
He will meet his Taiwanese counterpart, Wang Yu-chi, who visited Beijing in February and held Taiwan's first political talks with China since their civil war 65 years ago.
Their agenda includes the further expansion of trade ties and the establishment of consular offices in each other's territory to help facilitate closer relations.
Despite the warming relationship, much of the Taiwanese public is worried about Taiwan becoming too dependent on China, which is already a vital economic partner.