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1000s protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan

2017-07-23 20:31

The sound of clanging cymbals and blaring horns have filled downtown Taipei as thousands marched in a colourful Taoist procession, protesting a government call to cut back on the burning of incense sticks.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

2017-06-13 14:33

Panama and China have announced that they are establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy.

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

2017-05-25 15:24

Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.

Taiwan child killer escapes death penalty

2017-05-12 16:33

A schizophrenic Taiwanese man who decapitated a three-year-old girl in public on a busy Taipei street escaped the death penalty as he was sentenced to life in prison for what the court called an "appalling" crime.

Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

2017-04-24 11:31

Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming when she was 8, hopes to use the internet to transform public involvement in government.

Uber to restart Taiwan operations after two-month pause

2017-04-11 14:44

Uber said it would relaunch its ride-hailing service in Taiwan following a two-month hiatus on the island after sparring with authorities over legal issues.

Taiwan lesbian ordered to pay back groom

2017-03-15 19:28

A judgement against a gay woman who married a man because of pressure from her family has sparked criticism in Taiwan as the island moves closer to legalising same-sex marriage.

32 dead in Taiwan's worst highway accident for decades

2017-02-14 08:26

A Taiwan bus taking elderly local tourists home from visiting seasonal cherry blossoms careered off a highway, leaving 32 dead, in the island's worst road accident in decades.

Cold spell in Taiwan linked to over 150 deaths in 5 days

2017-02-13 15:08

Taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the past several days

Pole dancers jam traffic at Taiwan politician's funeral

2017-01-05 18:13

Fifty pole dancers clad in black bikinis gave one Taiwan politician a raucous final send-off in an eyebrow-raising funeral parade that jammed traffic and drew crowds of onlookers.

 

Beijing says US apologises for 'Republic of China' gaffe

2017-07-10 17:53

China says the US has apologised after Beijing officially protested a White House statement that mistakenly described Xi Jinping as the president of the "Republic of China".

1 step forward, 2 steps back for LGBT rights in Asia

2017-05-26 13:58

For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia.

Taiwan man arrested over public beheading of sister

2017-05-18 17:02

Police arrest a Taiwanese man for decapitating his sister in front of horrified neighbours, a week after another killer was jailed for beheading a three-year-old girl in the street.

New China fears in Taiwan after Trump snub

2017-04-28 13:48

Taiwan's fears that it will become a bargaining chip between China and the US has worsened after a snub by President Donald Trump, who said he would not do anything to upset Beijing.

Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

2017-04-12 10:54

Taiwan has banned the eating of dogs and cats, lawmakers say, as pressure grows to improve animal welfare after a spate of cruelty cases that stirred public outrage.

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

2017-03-24 13:00

Taiwan's constitutional court began hearing a landmark case that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.

Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years

2017-02-22 14:01

A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more than two dozen people last year.

28 feared dead in cherry blossom bus crash

2017-02-13 18:04

Twenty-eight people were feared dead and 16 were seriously injured after a tour bus careered off a highway in Taiwan.

Taiwan slams Nigeria, Beijing over trade office snub

2017-01-12 16:59

Taiwan has protested after Nigeria asked it to shut down its trade office in the capital, in what it says is an attempt by Beijing to push it out of Africa's largest economy.

ANC is 'hypocritical' as government officials also visited Taiwan - DA

2017-01-03 19:04

It is "laughable" to suggest that Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga breached foreign policy by going to Taiwan, while government officials undertook the same trip in 2014, says the DA’s Dean Macpherson.

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