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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Taiwan

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Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' says President Xi Jinping
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.
5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan
The earthquake struck 104 kilometres off the coast of Hualien city.
Taiwan investigating train crash that killed 18 and injured 187 people
Among those who died, the youngest was nine years old.
Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns arrested in Taiwan
Austin Police Department announced on Wednesday that the 30-year-old is wanted for sexual assault.
Taiwan set to simulate surprise Chinese 'invasion'
The live fire drills will take place in June.
'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks
At least nine people died in Tuesday’s earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien.
Pictures: Search for survivors in precariously-tilted buildings after Taiwan earthquake
Tower blocks have partially collapsed and it is unclear how many people remain in these buildings.
Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude quake
Local media are reporting that a number of people are trapped inside.
Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.
After spate of animal cruelty cases, Taiwan has decided to ban the eating of cats and dogs
Eating dogs is believed to boost male potency by some in the country.
Experts say Donald Trump has "come to his senses" after friendly phone call with China
The US President has reaffirmed his country’s ‘One China’ policy.
Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea
Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue.
Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower
Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
"As ignorant of diplomacy as a child" - China is not one bit impressed with Trump
In stating that America may drop its ‘One China’ policy the US president-elect has earned a stinging rebuke from the Chinese media.
Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China
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.
Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan
One Democratic Senator said, “That’s how wars start”.
NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei
The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.
In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak
More than 15,400 people have been evacuated from 14 counties and cities.
A Taiwanese warship accidentally fired a missile towards China
The navy said the missile went through the trawler, killing the skipper.
Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob
The case has led to a debate about the death penalty.
Young girl decapitated in random attack
Police report that the incident appears to be a random attack.
Photos: Race to free 120 people still buried under rubble
An investigation into the cause of the collapse has been launched.
10-day-old baby among five killed as powerful earthquake brings down apartment complex
The 6.4-magnitude quake struck Taiwan in the middle of the night.
This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers
Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.
"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific
Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen
This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.
This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.
PHOTOS: Mother and daughter swept out to sea by powerful typhoon
Torrential rain and high wind of up to 147 miles per hour battered the island.
Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine"
“Wow, pulled back wrong throttle.”
Horrifying footage shows fire ripping through crowd at water park, injuring 500 people
They were attending a ‘colour party’ and were covered in green and yellow powder which caught fire.
Ship with 49 crew disappears in South Atlantic ... and no-one knows what happened
The ship was equipped with a system that automatically emits a ‘mayday’ call when under water – but no such signal was sent.
Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called 'mayday' just seconds after engine failed
Today it emerged that the left engine was shut down manually by the crew “for unknown reasons”.
Twelve people still missing from scene of Taiwan plane crash
The pilot of the aircraft is being hailed as a hero.
At least 22 killed as plane crashes into Taiwan river
Amateur video footage showed the plane hit a road bridge as it banked towards the water, leaving a trail of debris.
The €216 million treehouse that Taiwan wants to be its Eiffel Tower
The building of the banyan tree-inspired structure has been faced opposition from Taichung mayor Lin Chia-lung.
Over 40 feared dead in plane crash near Taiwan airport
TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 reportedly crashed and caught fire during a second landing attempt.
"Although he is our child...he should be sentenced to death", say parents of Taiwan attack suspect
Student Cheng Chieh, 21, could be executed if convicted of the fatal mass stabbing attack at a subway in Taipei in May.
Four killed, 21 wounded during subway stabbing spree in Taiwan
A 21-year-old student was arrested over the incident.
This baby and his dog are the most fashionable pair on the internet
And the most adorable pair, too.
There's a fast food place in Taiwan called 'Ireland's Potato'
And that’s not all…