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#Taiwan

# taiwan - Monday 19 September, 2022

Biden promises to defend Taiwan but refuses to confirm re-election bid in rare TV interview
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Biden promises to defend Taiwan but refuses to confirm re-election bid in rare TV interview

Sep 19th 2022, 7:42 AM 15,096 Views 21 Comments

The US president said it ‘remains to be seen’ if he will seek re-election.

# taiwan - Sunday 28 August, 2022

China says troops 'remain on high alert' as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait
# Tensions
# Tensions

China says troops 'remain on high alert' as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Updated Aug 28th 2022, 9:42 AM 25,601 Views 24 Comments

It is the first transit since China staged unprecedented military drills around the island following the visit of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

# taiwan - Sunday 14 August, 2022

US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan on heels of Pelosi visit
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan on heels of Pelosi visit

Aug 14th 2022, 6:29 PM 15,576 Views 23 Comments

The five-member delegation is led by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

# taiwan - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Taiwan holds another live-fire drill after China ends military exercises
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Taiwan holds another live-fire drill after China ends military exercises

Aug 11th 2022, 7:13 AM 7,395 Views 4 Comments

China has repeated threats to bring the self-ruled democracy under control.

# taiwan - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion as it holds defence drill
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion as it holds defence drill

Aug 9th 2022, 7:02 AM 12,977 Views 14 Comments

China launched its largest-ever air and sea exercises around Taiwan last week.

# taiwan - Monday 8 August, 2022

China launches fresh military drills around Taiwan
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

China launches fresh military drills around Taiwan

Aug 8th 2022, 7:28 AM 15,160 Views 31 Comments

Taiwan is also due to begin its own live-fire drills tomorrow.

# taiwan - Sunday 7 August, 2022

China's largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw to a close
# Nancy Pelosi
# Nancy Pelosi

China's largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw to a close

Aug 7th 2022, 11:44 AM 11,043 Views 17 Comments

Beijing has raged at a trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

# taiwan - Saturday 6 August, 2022

China’s military drills appear to simulate attack, says Taiwan
# Tensions
# Tensions

China’s military drills appear to simulate attack, says Taiwan

Aug 6th 2022, 12:11 PM 12,263 Views 5 Comments

China launched live-fire military drills following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan earlier this week.

# taiwan - Friday 5 August, 2022

China sanctions US House speaker Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit

China sanctions US House speaker Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit

Updated Aug 5th 2022, 9:50 AM 25,526 Views 49 Comments

The move came after the Chinese military staged military drills and fired missiles into Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

# taiwan - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Missiles fired by China 'believed to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone'
# Tension
# Tension

Missiles fired by China 'believed to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone'

Updated Aug 4th 2022, 2:00 PM 51,333 Views 35 Comments

China’s military drills were prompted by a visit to the island by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

# taiwan - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

27 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's air defence zone following Pelosi visit, Taipei says
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

27 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's air defence zone following Pelosi visit, Taipei says

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 3:28 PM 30,357 Views 31 Comments

China is gearing up for military exercises dangerously close to the island’s shores in retaliation for the visit.

# taiwan - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Pelosi arrives in Taiwan in spite of China warnings that US will 'pay the price' for visit
# Us China Relations
# Us China Relations

Pelosi arrives in Taiwan in spite of China warnings that US will 'pay the price' for visit

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 10:55 PM 82,763 Views 102 Comments

The Democrat’s trip to Taipei is the highest-profile visit by an elected US official in 25 years.

Why China said a visit from Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is the US 'playing with fire'
# Tension
# Tension

Why China said a visit from Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is the US 'playing with fire'

Aug 2nd 2022, 3:27 PM 11,426 Views 11 Comments

China’s ambassador to the United Nations said yesterday that a visit would be “very much dangerous, very much provocative”.

# taiwan - Friday 29 July, 2022

Biden warned by Xi not to 'play with fire' in Taiwan during tense call
# China
# China

Biden warned by Xi not to 'play with fire' in Taiwan during tense call

Jul 29th 2022, 6:29 AM 19,183 Views 24 Comments

The leaders of China and US agreed to hold their first in-person summit.

# taiwan - Friday 22 July, 2022

Japan warns of rising global tension in wake of Russia-China military ties
# Global Relations
# Global Relations

Japan warns of rising global tension in wake of Russia-China military ties

Jul 22nd 2022, 2:12 PM 20,530 Views 23 Comments

The report calls Russia’s war on Ukraine a “serious violation of international law”.

# taiwan - Monday 11 July, 2022

Student brings Department of Education to court over Leaving Cert Mandarin examination
# Courts
# Courts

Student brings Department of Education to court over Leaving Cert Mandarin examination

Jul 11th 2022, 5:11 PM 60,227 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old is challenging the requirement that examination answers must be in simplified Mandarin characters.

# 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 29,279 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 22,301 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 16,843 Views 18 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 19,814 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 10,013 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 10,052 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 22,925 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 17,372 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 5,519 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 18,362 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 24,855 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 38,241 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 9,576 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 21,733 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 85,390 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 16,353 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 9,614 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 10,794 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 18,854 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 11,546 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 8,089 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 20,901 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 13,625 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 7,469 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.

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