Taiwan


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.

WATCH: This Lamborghini Murcielago being demolished is a sight for sore eyes

2016-12-15 08:33

The Taiwanese government made a public statement by destroying a Lamborghini Murcielago for not having license plates.

Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

2016-12-04 14:07

Donald Trump's 10-minute phone call with Taiwan's president has raised the hopes of some Taiwanese that the United States will work more forcefully with the island, but it also inflamed the complex relationships between America, China and Taiwan

Taiwan opposition party leader to meet China's president

2016-11-01 15:05

The chairperson of Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party will be meeting with Chinese president and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as part of a continuing dialogue between the former bitter foes.

Taiwan president says won't bow to Beijing, calls for talks

2016-10-10 17:32

Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen says her self-ruled island will not bow to Beijing's pressure and that China should recognise her government's existence and engage with it in talks, in remarks likely to further anger China.

Taiwan evacuates tourists ahead of third storm in two weeks

2016-09-26 10:54

Taiwan has evacuated thousands of tourists from outlying islands and set up nearly 100 shelters across the island as it braced for its third typhoon in two weeks.

Strongest typhoon in 21 years hits Taiwan

2016-09-14 22:53

Parts of Taiwan have come to a standstill as super typhoon Meranti brought the strongest winds in 21 years, while China issued a red alert.

 

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.

Trump 'ignorant as a child' - Chinese paper

2016-12-12 20:11

An official Chinese newspaper has called Donald Trump "as ignorant as a child" after the US president-elect again suggested that he was reconsidering how America deals with Taiwan.

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

2016-12-03 21:14

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak to Taiwan's leader by phone.

Taiwan beekeepers battle to cash in on pure honey buzz

2016-10-23 21:31

Under a shady starfruit tree Taiwanese beekeeper Jiang Hwan-bin tends his hives, pumping out pure honey for a rapidly growing market of health-conscious consumers.

Taiwan shuts down as Typhoon Megi strikes

2016-09-27 11:43

Taiwan went into shutdown as the island faces its third typhoon in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed across the island and hundreds of flights disrupted.

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

2016-09-22 16:35

Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.

Strongest typhoon of the year hits Taiwan

2016-09-14 06:07

Parts of Taiwan have been brought to a standstill as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip.

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