Church group: Police detain Taiwanese pastor on China visit

2015-11-09 14:06

The pastor of an unauthorised Christian church in central China says that a pastor from Taiwan was detained for 15 days by Chinese police after visiting the underground congregation on the mainland.

China, Taiwan open summit with historic handshake

2015-11-07 11:28

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou shook hands as they opened a historic summit, the first since the two sides' traumatic 1949 split following a civil war.

Taiwan, Chinese presidents to meet

2015-11-04 07:45

Taiwan's President Ma is to meet with China's President Xi in the first such meeting since 1949.

Plastic mass found in stomach of whale

2015-10-26 19:01

Taiwanese marine biologists have discovered a mass of plastic bags and fishing net in the stomach of a dead whale, underlying the dangers posed by floating ocean trash.

Super typhoon Dujuan kills, injures hundreds in Taiwan

2015-09-29 07:28

Super typhoon Dujuan has killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, authorities said Tuesday after it swept across the island before making landfall in eastern China.

'Super typhoon' Dujuan nears Taiwan

2015-09-28 10:41

'Super typhoon' Dujuan is swirling towards Taiwan with thousands of people evacuated from outlying islands as the storm gathered strength on its approach.

Taiwan suffers deadly dengue outbreak

2015-09-24 11:37

Taiwan is suffering its deadliest ever outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever with a record high of 42 deaths, authorities say.

Taiwan says Burkina Faso coup won't affect ties

2015-09-18 11:19

Taiwan's diplomatic ties with Burkina Faso, one of its few remaining allies, should not be affected by a military coup there as its new leader is familiar with the Taiwan issue, the island's foreign ministry says.

Taiwan boy punches Italian masterpiece

2015-08-25 15:58

A 12-year-old boy has punched a hole through a $1.5m centuries-old Italian oil painting after he tripped and fell into the piece.

Typhoon weakens after causing havoc in Taiwan

2015-08-09 09:23

Taiwanese authorities have lifted their typhoon alert, after Typhoon Soudelor left six people dead and four missing.


China, Taiwan leaders join hands

2015-11-07 22:44

The presidents of China and Taiwan have reached across decades of Cold War-era estrangement and rivalry to exchange a historic handshake and warm words.

Taiwan says China summit 'first step' to normalising ties

2015-11-05 15:23

Taiwan’s president has defended a historic summit with China as the first step to normalising relations between the leaders.

Kidnapped Hong Kong tycoon rescued in Taiwan

2015-10-28 12:10

A kidnapped Hong Kong tycoon has been freed in a dramatic rescue after he was held captive for more than a month by criminals who demanded a $9m ransom, Taiwan authorities have said.

Los Angeles doctor delivers baby on flight from Taiwan

2015-10-16 13:11

On a flight to Los Angeles, a UCLA physician made her first unassisted delivery of a newborn baby when a passenger suddenly went into labour over the Pacific Ocean.

Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits Japan, Taiwan

2015-09-28 17:23

A powerful typhoon has hit Taiwan and southwestern Japanese islands, leaving thousands of families without electricity and water.

Thousands evacuated as typhoon nears Taiwan

2015-09-27 15:54

Thousands of tourists have been evacuated from islands off Taiwan Sunday as super typhoon Dujuan gathered strength on its approach to the island.

Taiwan boat caught with huge illegal shark fin haul

2015-09-19 16:52

A Taiwan-flagged boat has been caught with an illegal haul of more than 100 shark fins and is being escorted back to a home port, Taiwanese authorities say.

9 missing in boat collision off Taiwan

2015-09-18 08:27

A Taiwanese fishing boat has capsized off the island's north coast after colliding with a gravel ship, leaving all nine fishermen on board missing, officials say.

Twin typhoons threaten western Pacific

2015-08-18 19:35

Two major tropical cyclones could hit East Asian countries in the coming days.

Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan, at least 4 dead

2015-08-08 09:43

Typhoon Soudelor has lashed Taiwan, downing trees, traffic lights and power lines, and leaving at least four dead, four missing and dozens injured.

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