Taiwan


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.

Taiwan convicts students over anti-China protest

2016-09-02 10:46

Taiwan has convicted five students who stormed the education ministry last year to protest a school curriculum seen as skewed towards Beijing.

Giraffe dies 'of anxiety' in latest Taiwan animal scandal

2016-08-11 21:17

A seven-year-old male giraffe has died of anxiety after being caged and loaded onto a truck at a Taiwan zoo, the latest animal death to spark angry calls for tougher protection laws.

Taiwan apologises to indigenous people for first time

2016-08-01 09:27

President Tsai Ing-wen formally apologised to Taiwan's indigenous people for their centuries of suffering, the country's first ever leader to do so.

Solar panels catch fire at water park in Taiwan heatwave

2016-07-28 15:39

More than 1 200 people have been evacuated from a Taiwan water park after solar panels caught fire in the midst of a heatwave that has caused record power consumption.

King Mswati gets a new 'toy'

2016-07-18 16:07

King Mswati III has a “new” jet with space for his 13 wives as well as his unknown number of children, their minders, his chefs and all of his bodyguards.

Over 15 000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

2016-07-08 11:09

Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan, forcing more than 15 000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.

Thousands flee as super typhoon barrels toward Taiwan

2016-07-06 17:25

Taiwanese have been told to brace for extreme winds and lashing rains as a super typhoon approaches, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists from offshore islands.

Man kills himself with scissors in court upon drug conviction

2016-06-17 14:55

An American man has killed himself by slashing his neck with a scissor blade inside a courtroom in Taiwan after being given a four-year sentence on drugs charges.

 

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.

Climate change spells worse typhoons for China, Japan - study

2016-09-06 07:28

China, Taiwan, Japan and the Koreas will experience more violent typhoons under climate change, researchers have said, presenting evidence for a recent rise in storm intensity caused by ocean warming.

Taiwan jails 14 over railway sex scandal

2016-08-31 14:33

Taiwan has jailed 14 people for up to 17 years in a corruption scandal which saw railway officials accepting sex services and visits to hostess clubs in exchange for business contracts.

Kenya deports 35 Chinese, 5 Taiwanese to China

2016-08-08 20:06

Kenyan officials say 35 Chinese and 5 Taiwanese have been deported to China, despite Taiwan's objections.

Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk

2016-07-29 16:27

The driver of a tour bus which crashed and caught fire in Taiwan killing dozens of Chinese tourists had been drunk when the accident happened, investigators said.

26 killed as Taiwan tour bus bursts into flames

2016-07-19 14:53

A tour bus carrying visitors from mainland China has burst into flames on a busy highway near Taiwan's capital, killing 26 people, Taiwanese media said

Tropical storm kills six in China, eight missing

2016-07-11 11:35

A tropical storm in China left six people dead and at least eight more missing, reports say, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.

Taiwan train blast injures 21

2016-07-07 22:13

Taiwan's official news agency says an explosion that engulfed a commuter train car in flames has injured 21 people, some of them seriously

Taiwan accidentally fires missile towards China

2016-07-01 18:54

A Taiwanese warship has mistakenly launched a supersonic "aircraft carrier killer" missile towards China.

Torrential rain, surging river kills hikers in Taiwan

2016-06-07 06:45

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain has killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon.

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