Court orders dentist to pay mother for raising him

2018-01-03 21:13

Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around $744 000 as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him.

China sentences 13 Taiwanese nationals for telecom fraud

2017-12-21 13:26

China has sentenced 13 Taiwanese to prison for telecom fraud following their extradition from Kenya, in a move likely to further sour cross-straits ties.

Horror in Taiwan over siblings' abuse deaths

2017-10-18 21:13

A Taiwanese couple have been indicted over the abuse and deaths of three of their children whose bodies they then buried in hidden locations.

Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

2017-08-18 11:18

A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China has slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office, authorities say.

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 warns Chinese military drills pose 'enormous threat'

2017-12-26 14:30

Frequent and increased Chinese military drills pose an "enormous threat" to Taiwan's security, Taipei has warned.

China sentences Taiwan activist to 5 years for subversion

2017-11-28 09:06

A Chinese court has sentenced to five years in prison a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist who conducted online lectures on Taiwan's democratisation and managed a fund for families of political prisoners.

Not guilty: Taiwan ex-president Ma cleared of leaking secrets

2017-08-25 22:40

Taiwan's China-friendly former president, Ma Ying-jeou, has been found not guilty of leaking classified information concerning a senior opposition legislator.

Taiwan hit by second storm after Nesat injures 111

2017-07-30 15:27

Taiwan has been hit by its second major storm in two days after Typhoon Nesat battered the island, leaving at least 111 injured while causing flooding and widespread power outages.

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.

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