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Taiwan's 'Uncle Stone' turns pebbles into colourful keepsakes

Taiwan's 'Uncle Stone' turns pebbles into colourful keepsakes

From Chinese characters to traditional Aboriginal totems, artist Wu Rong-bi has been selling intricately painted pebbles on the streets in Taiwan for the last 40 years.

Taiwan's exclusion from WHO caused coronavirus deaths, US panel says

Taiwan's exclusion from WHO caused coronavirus deaths, US panel says

Lives have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic because of the World Health Organization's (WHO) exclusion of Taiwan and refusal to allow it to share best practices and information, a top US government commission on China said.

Taiwan reports no new coronavirus cases for first time in a month

Taiwan reports no new coronavirus cases for first time in a month

Taiwan on Tuesday reported no new cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than a month, in the latest sign that the island's early and effective prevention methods have paid off.

Taiwan to spend $35bn fighting virus, to donate 10mn masks

Taiwan to spend $35bn fighting virus, to donate 10mn masks

Taiwan dramatically upped its estimate for how much it would spend helping the economy deal with the impact of the coronavirus to $35 billion on Wednesday, and said it would donate 10 million face masks

Taiwan reports six new coronavirus cases in largest single-day rise, all imported

Taiwan reports six new coronavirus cases in largest single-day rise, all imported

Taiwan reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, all imported and marking the biggest daily rise in infections, in people who had returned to the island from countries

Taiwan's confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

Taiwan's confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.

Taiwan 'already independent', Tsai warns China

Taiwan 'already independent', Tsai warns China

China must rethink its hardline stance towards Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, as she warned the island was already independent and that any invasion would be "very costly" for Beijing.

Shanghai suspends all ties with Prague in spat over Taiwan

Shanghai suspends all ties with Prague in spat over Taiwan

The Shanghai city government said on Tuesday it was suspending official contact with Prague after the Czech capital Prague signed a sister city agreement with Taiwan's capital

Taiwan president says China interfering in election 'every day'

Taiwan president says China interfering in election 'every day'

China is interfering in Taiwan's elections "every day" as it seeks to damage the island's democracy, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday

China's defence minister says resolving 'Taiwan question' is national priority

China's defence minister says resolving 'Taiwan question' is national priority

China's defence minister, Wei Fenghe, said on Monday that resolving the "Taiwan question" is his country's "greatest national interest", and that no force could prevent China's "reunification".

Murder suspect linked to HK extradition protests plans to surrender

Murder suspect linked to HK extradition protests plans to surrender

The murder suspect whose extradition case led to reform plans that sparked months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong has said he will voluntarily surrender to Taiwanese authorities, according to the Hong Kong government.

Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favour of China

Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favour of China

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Taiwan and re-established diplomatic relations with China, the office of Kiribati's president said on Saturday.