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# taiwan - Friday 10 June, 2022

China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US
# Tensions
# Tensions

China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US

Jun 10th 2022, 8:05 PM 29,218 Views 40 Comments

China’s defence minister made the comments during his first face-to-face meeting with his US counterpart in Singapore.

# taiwan - Monday 23 May, 2022

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan
# US
# US

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan

May 23rd 2022, 8:57 AM 22,243 Views 37 Comments

A Chinese official referred to the Taiwan issue as a “purely internal affair for China”, in reaction to Biden’s remark.

# taiwan - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Taiwan official urges Ireland to reopen representative office in Taipei amid 'new EU relationship'
# Tzu-Pao Yang
# Tzu-Pao Yang

Taiwan official urges Ireland to reopen representative office in Taipei amid 'new EU relationship'

Nov 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,706 Views 19 Comments

Tensions between Beijing and Taipei have spiked to their highest level in years.

# taiwan - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

Oct 27th 2021, 9:04 AM 19,800 Views 31 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

# taiwan - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Death toll from fire at Taiwan apartment building rises to 46
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Death toll from fire at Taiwan apartment building rises to 46

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 2:15 PM 10,002 Views 4 Comments

The 13-storey building caught fire early today in the city of Kaohsiung.

# taiwan - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Taiwan wants political status quo not China’s path, says president
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taiwan wants political status quo not China’s path, says president

Oct 10th 2021, 7:45 AM 10,038 Views 10 Comments

Tsai Ing-wen also firmly rejected Chinese military coercion in a speech to mark the country’s National Day.

# taiwan - Saturday 9 October, 2021

China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan
# Tensions
# Tensions

China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan

Oct 9th 2021, 7:25 AM 22,907 Views 42 Comments

Self-governed Taiwan, which has never formally declared independence, lives under the constant threat of invasion by China.

# taiwan - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion

Oct 2nd 2021, 9:03 AM 17,359 Views 61 Comments

Beijing marked its National Day on Friday with its biggest aerial show of force against Taiwan to date.

# taiwan - Friday 10 September, 2021

Strong typhoon increases in force and heads towards Taiwan
# Typhoon Chanthu
# Typhoon Chanthu

Strong typhoon increases in force and heads towards Taiwan

Sep 10th 2021, 4:33 PM 5,507 Views 4 Comments

The Philippine meteorological agency said Typhoon Chanthu could become a category 5 ‘super typhoon’.

# taiwan - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'I saw bodies all over the place': Truck owner questioned as Taiwan train disaster deaths rise to 51
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

'I saw bodies all over the place': Truck owner questioned as Taiwan train disaster deaths rise to 51

Apr 3rd 2021, 11:12 AM 18,348 Views 5 Comments

The owner of the unmanned truck that caused the accident has been questioned.

# taiwan - Friday 2 April, 2021

At least 48 people dead and dozens injured after train crashes in Taiwan
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

At least 48 people dead and dozens injured after train crashes in Taiwan

Updated Apr 2nd 2021, 3:09 PM 24,839 Views 8 Comments

A passenger train reported collided with a truck which had crashed onto tracks from a cliff above.

# taiwan - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestically transmitted coronavirus case
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestically transmitted coronavirus case

Oct 29th 2020, 9:30 AM 38,230 Views 45 Comments

A domestic case was last reported on April 12.

# taiwan - Monday 22 June, 2020

Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
# Ring Of Fire
# Ring Of Fire

Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Jun 22nd 2020, 3:20 PM 9,567 Views 7 Comments

It was known as a ‘ring of fire’ because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun

# taiwan - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan
# Censorship
# Censorship

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

Apr 25th 2020, 1:41 PM 21,723 Views 8 Comments

Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.

# taiwan - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan
# Gigi Wu
# Gigi Wu

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 85,370 Views 53 Comments

Gigi Wu became a social media star for taking selfies on top of mountains dressed in a bikini.

# taiwan - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' says President Xi Jinping
# Speech
# Speech

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' says President Xi Jinping

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:49 AM 16,336 Views 27 Comments

China still sees democratic Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, despite the two sides being ruled separately since the end of a civil war on the mainland in 1949.

# taiwan - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan
# Taipei
# Taipei

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan

Oct 23rd 2018, 6:33 AM 9,606 Views 0 Comments

The earthquake struck 104 kilometres off the coast of Hualien city.

# taiwan - Monday 22 October, 2018

Taiwan investigating train crash that killed 18 and injured 187 people
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Taiwan investigating train crash that killed 18 and injured 187 people

Updated Oct 22nd 2018, 8:28 AM 10,781 Views 0 Comments

Among those who died, the youngest was nine years old.

# taiwan - Friday 21 September, 2018

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns arrested in Taiwan
# Cody Wilson
# Cody Wilson

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns arrested in Taiwan

Sep 21st 2018, 6:37 PM 18,848 Views 0 Comments

Austin Police Department announced on Wednesday that the 30-year-old is wanted for sexual assault.

# taiwan - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Taiwan set to simulate surprise Chinese 'invasion'
# Live Fire Drills
# Live Fire Drills

Taiwan set to simulate surprise Chinese 'invasion'

Apr 28th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,535 Views 21 Comments

The live fire drills will take place in June.

# taiwan - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks

Feb 8th 2018, 7:19 AM 8,071 Views 4 Comments

At least nine people died in Tuesday’s earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien.

# taiwan - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Pictures: Search for survivors in precariously-tilted buildings after Taiwan earthquake
# Rescue Efforts
# Rescue Efforts

Pictures: Search for survivors in precariously-tilted buildings after Taiwan earthquake

Feb 7th 2018, 7:46 AM 20,865 Views 8 Comments

Tower blocks have partially collapsed and it is unclear how many people remain in these buildings.

# taiwan - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude quake
# Trapped
# Trapped

Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude quake

Feb 6th 2018, 5:36 PM 13,609 Views 4 Comments

Local media are reporting that a number of people are trapped inside.

# taiwan - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
# Love Is Love
# Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,451 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# taiwan - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

After spate of animal cruelty cases, Taiwan has decided to ban the eating of cats and dogs
# Purrfect Timing
# Purrfect Timing

After spate of animal cruelty cases, Taiwan has decided to ban the eating of cats and dogs

Apr 12th 2017, 4:19 PM 9,178 Views 32 Comments

Eating dogs is believed to boost male potency by some in the country.

# taiwan - Friday 10 February, 2017

Experts say Donald Trump has "come to his senses" after friendly phone call with China
# U-turn
# U-turn

Experts say Donald Trump has "come to his senses" after friendly phone call with China

Feb 10th 2017, 5:48 PM 38,539 Views 62 Comments

The US President has reaffirmed his country’s ‘One China’ policy.

# taiwan - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea
# Disputed Territory
# Disputed Territory

Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea

Jan 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 19,084 Views 50 Comments

Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue.

# taiwan - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower
# Luxury Apartments
# Luxury Apartments

Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower

Jan 15th 2017, 5:30 PM 21,129 Views 21 Comments

Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

# taiwan - Monday 12 December, 2016

"As ignorant of diplomacy as a child" - China is not one bit impressed with Trump
# Bull In A China Shop
# Bull In A China Shop

"As ignorant of diplomacy as a child" - China is not one bit impressed with Trump

Dec 12th 2016, 7:16 AM 20,775 Views 54 Comments

In stating that America may drop its ‘One China’ policy the US president-elect has earned a stinging rebuke from the Chinese media.

# taiwan - Monday 5 December, 2016

Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China

Dec 5th 2016, 11:45 AM 28,390 Views 126 Comments

China woke up this morning to sharp criticism, days after Beijing accused the Taiwanese president of playing a “small trick” on the US president-elect.

# taiwan - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan
# Pivot
# Pivot

Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:47 AM 23,224 Views 62 Comments

One Democratic Senator said, “That’s how wars start”.

# taiwan - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei
# Made In Taiwan
# Made In Taiwan

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei

Jul 19th 2016, 6:00 AM 13,706 Views 29 Comments

The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.

# taiwan - Friday 8 July, 2016

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak

Jul 8th 2016, 9:28 PM 15,182 Views 5 Comments

More than 15,400 people have been evacuated from 14 counties and cities.

# taiwan - Friday 1 July, 2016

A Taiwanese warship accidentally fired a missile towards China
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

A Taiwanese warship accidentally fired a missile towards China

Jul 1st 2016, 6:30 PM 18,854 Views 68 Comments

The navy said the missile went through the trawler, killing the skipper.

# taiwan - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob

Mar 29th 2016, 5:04 PM 26,570 Views 15 Comments

The case has led to a debate about the death penalty.

# taiwan - Monday 28 March, 2016

Young girl decapitated in random attack
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Young girl decapitated in random attack

Mar 28th 2016, 6:19 PM 40,690 Views 39 Comments

Police report that the incident appears to be a random attack.

# taiwan - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Photos: Race to free 120 people still buried under rubble
# Taiwan Earthquake
# Taiwan Earthquake

Photos: Race to free 120 people still buried under rubble

Feb 7th 2016, 10:56 AM 7,657 Views 3 Comments

An investigation into the cause of the collapse has been launched.

# taiwan - Saturday 6 February, 2016

10-day-old baby among five killed as powerful earthquake brings down apartment complex
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

10-day-old baby among five killed as powerful earthquake brings down apartment complex

Feb 6th 2016, 7:12 AM 7,086 Views 1 Comment

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck Taiwan in the middle of the night.

# taiwan - Thursday 14 January, 2016

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers
# Glass Slipper
From The Daily Edge
# Glass Slipper

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers

Jan 14th 2016, 8:51 AM 3,603 Views 1 Comment

Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.

# taiwan - Friday 16 October, 2015

"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific

Oct 16th 2015, 8:32 AM 21,844 Views 15 Comments

Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen

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