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Taiwan cancels flights, closes schools as typhoon nears

Officials canceled over 160 flights, closed schools and shut down financial markets ahead of the powerful storm. Several highways were shut down for fear of floods and landslides and railway links were also set to be cut in the afternoon.

Foxconn billionaire Terry Gou drops Taiwan presidential bid

Gou’s withdrawal gives the two candidates from the main parties a clearer run in the election. Tsai leads with 49% of support, compared with 42% for Han, according to a survey released by TVBS last week.

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US backs F-16 sale to Taiwan, drawing warning from China

Last month, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned the U.S. not to “send a wrong signal to separatist forces in Taiwan, don’t repeat mistakes and don’t play with fire on Taiwan-related issues.”

Taiwan president heads to Caribbean with US stops

Tsai Ing-wen's delegation is going to Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia on a 12-day trip. The island nations are among the few that recognize Taiwan instead of China.

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen to visit US this month, angering China

Tsai Ing-wen, who faces re-election in January, has repeatedly called for international support to defend Taiwan's democracy in the face of Chinese threats. She last went to the United States in March, stopping over in Hawaii at the end of a Pacific tour.

Strike by Taiwan air attendants halts flights for thousands

Local media reported more than 100 flights were being canceled and almost 20,000 passengers affected on the first three days of the strike, which began Thursday afternoon after negotiations broke down.

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Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defence systems

The Defence Ministry says that it has submitted a letter of request for 108 cutting-edge M1A2 Abrams tanks, 1,240 TOW anti-armor missiles, 409 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 250 Stinger man-portable air defence systems.

On Tiananmen anniversary, Taiwan says China continues to cover up crackdown

Tuesday marks 30 years since Chinese troops opened fire to end the student-led unrest in Beijing. Chinese authorities ban any public commemoration and have never released a full death toll.

US 'playing with fire' on Taiwan, China says ahead of defence meeting

The United States is “playing with fire” with its support for self-ruled Taiwan, China said on Thursday. China’s comments come ahead of a meeting between Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. defence secretary Patrick Shanahan. Already locked in an escalating trade war, the two countries are also at odds over a series of […]

China signals won't follow Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage

China, which claims Taiwan as its own sacred territory, has a thriving gay scene in major cities, but there has been little sign that the ruling Communist Party will legalise same sex marriage, despite activists pushing for it.

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Accidental explosion at Taiwan water park injures over 500

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.

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