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Taiwan holds anti-landing drill on frontline island with China

Taiwan holds anti-landing drill on frontline island with China

Taiwan's armed forces have held anti-landing drills on one of its offshore islands close to China amid rising tensions with Beijing, the island's defence ministry said on Friday, showing images of a cannon firing and soldiers loading the guns.

Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz during US visit

Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz during US visit

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, crossing the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, in response to a senior US official holding talks in Taipei.

US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

A senior member of US President Donald Trump's administration landed in Taiwan Sunday for Washington's highest level visit since switching diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a trip Beijing has condemned.

Taiwan resumes ocean cruise amid pandemic

Taiwan resumes ocean cruise amid pandemic

Taiwan resumed an island-hopping ocean cruise on Sunday, joining a handful of places in the world to restart voyages after the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a virtual standstill.

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