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US military chief says Taiwan must strengthen its defenses

May 18, 2022 8:08 am

US Admiral Michael Gilday said Taiwan must gird itself against potential Chinese aggression through military deterrence that includes acquiring the right weapons and proper training.

Southern Cross-Island Highway, one of Taiwan's most beautiful roads, reopens after 13 years

May 07, 2022 1:42 pm

The alpine highway is a picturesque road and is popular among tourists due to its route through rural and scenic parts of the island. It also cuts through Taiwan's Yushan National Park — home to the island's highest peak, Jade Mountain

Taiwan says hopes world would sanction China if it invades

May 07, 2022 11:40 am

Taiwan has joined in Western-led sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, and on Friday added Belarus to that list.

Taiwan calls China's COVID lockdowns 'cruel', says won't follow its steps

May 01, 2022 10:31 am

Having controlled the pandemic with tough border controls and quarantines, Taiwan has been dealing with a surge in domestic infections since the start of this year, with some 75,000 infections driven by the Omicron variant.

China holds military drills around Taiwan as U.S. delegation visits

April 15, 2022 12:13 pm

China's military sent frigates, bombers and fighter planes to the East China Sea and the area around Taiwan on Friday, People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command spokesman Shi Yilu said, according to China's state broadcaster.

Taiwan puppeteers look to NFTs to keep their art alive

April 01, 2022 6:05 pm

Pili International Multimedia, which makes Taiwan's longest-running television show featuring the puppets at its studio in central Taiwan's Yunlin County, says it wants to use NFTs as another source of revenue.

Could China invade Taiwan and what would that lead to?

April 02, 2022 2:58 pm

As some experts predict that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is imminent, countries around the world must brace themselves for a reshape of the global order

US, Filipino forces start war drills in region facing Taiwan

March 28, 2022 1:58 pm

China will likely frown on the war drills given their relative proximity to Taiwan, which it claims as Chinese territory, but organisers said the exercises don't envision any particular country as a target.

Watching the war in Ukraine, Taiwanese draw lessons in self-reliance

March 20, 2022 10:18 pm

Mani in Taiwan see parallels with Ukraine. “We must use this time of peace to prepare for the worst,” says a nonprofit working to promote civil defense.

Chinese military says US destroyer's passage through Taiwan Strait 'provocative'

March 19, 2022 10:24 pm

China says Taiwan is the most sensitive and important issue in its relations with the United States. Washington has no formal diplomatic relations with Taipei, but is Taiwan's most important international backer and arms supplier.


Overnight building blaze in Taiwan kills 46, injures at least 41

October 14, 2021 8:18 pm

Many of the residents of the 40-year-old building were elderly and lived alone in apartments as small as 13 square meters, according to local media.

Accidental explosion at Taiwan water park injures over 500

June 28, 2015 1:02 pm

A fire sparked by the explosion of an unknown powder near the stage of a party at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan injured over 500 people.