There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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China has slammed officials from the US and other countries for congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen after she was re-elected with a landslide victory in a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island.
Five people are feared missing after a towering arch bridge in eastern Taiwan collapsed, sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats below.
Senior national security officials from the United States and Taiwan have held their first meeting in four decades this month, with the aim of deepening cooperation, the government in Taipei has said.
Taiwan’s legislature voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades.
An alleged cat burglar from Hong Kong reportedly smuggled two stolen Persian kittens through Taiwan's biggest airport by hiding them under her clothes and pretending to be pregnant, local media said.
A Taiwanese woman, known for climbing mountains wearing a bikini, was found frozen to death in a national park.
Taiwan's unification with the mainland is "inevitable", President Xi Jinping, warning against any effort to promote the island's independence and saying China would not renounce the option of military force to bring it into the fold.
Taiwan's government said speeding was the main cause of a train derailment that killed 18 people last month in the first official report on the incident.
Thousands have gathered for Taipei's Gay Pride parade - the biggest in Asia - ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights on the island.
Residents of Taiwan's capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called "iTrash booths" to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen wins a landslide election victory as voters re-elect her, delivering a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has rattled Taiwan, the US Geological Survey says, disrupting traffic and causing power outages although there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago.
From a modern summer villa with an outdoor pool to a fully equipped film studio or a casino, paper model makers in Taiwan are ensuring the dead enjoy an eternity of luxury.
Visitors flock to Pingxi Village in northern Taiwan for the island's annual lantern festival.
Chinese nationalists accuse McDonald's ad in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island
As Taiwan's economy stagnates, claw crane arcades where customers lower a grabber to try to pick up a prize from a glass box are booming as affordable entertainment, while operators see them as a way to make a fast buck.
The driver of a train that derailed and killed 18 people this month apologised to victims' families at an emotional memorial service in southern Taiwan after being accused of "professional negligence" by a court.
Rescuers are searching the wreckage after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180.
Six people have been killed by floodwaters in Taiwan, officials say, after days of heavy rain forced thousands to evacuate their homes.
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