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February 7, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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Rescuers on Wednesday (February 7) continued their efforts to find survivors after a strong earthquake killed at least five near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight. The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday (February 6), a...
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August 17, 2016 8:18 am gmt |
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A military tank was submerged in a creek in Taiwan on Tuesday (16th Aug) after it fell off a bridge ahead of the country’s annual military exercise. Three soldiers were reported dead and one survived after being sent to a local hospital. Officials were at the site, investigating the accident, w...
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June 12, 2016 8:57 am gmt |
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More than 1,700 guests including officials and industry representatives from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are attending the 8th Cross-Strait Forum, which kicked off on Sunday in Xiamen, east China’s Fujian Province. The forum aims to boost people-to-people exchanges and integrate development...
In Business
May 26, 2016 1:00 pm gmt |
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More than 100 taxi drivers gathered in Taipei on Wednesday to protest against Taiwan new leader Tsai Ing-wen’s refusal to recognize the 1992 Consensus. Dozens of taxis passed by the headquarters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), with slogans posted on them reading “We need the 19...
In World
April 29, 2016 10:59 am gmt |
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A mud volcano erupted early Thursday morning in the city of Pingtung following a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit waters off Taiwan. Four eruption mouths were spotted in a paddy field in Wandan Town and the hot slurry almost destroyed the whole field. Local villagers dug ditches immediately to drain...
In World
February 13, 2016 12:07 pm gmt |
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The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan’s oldest city of Tainan a week ago has risen to 109 with at least nine missing. In the latest update Saturday morning by Taiwan’s Interior Ministry, all but two of the dead were pulled from the ruins of the collapsed Weiguan Golden Dragon res...
In World
February 12, 2016 9:27 am gmt |
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The death toll from the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan last Saturday had climbed to 94 as of 11:30 on Friday, according to local authorities. There are still 30 people missing, officials said. On Friday morning, drizzle came to the city, adding difficulties to the rescue which h...
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February 6, 2016 5:53 am gmt |
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An earthquake has toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least five people. Rescue teams have been trying to reach people trapped in rubble since the magnitude 6.4 quake struck just before 04:00 (20:00 GMT Friday). A baby was among the dead when a high-rise residential bl...
In World
January 28, 2016 10:58 am gmt |
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Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou set off from Taiwan to Itu Aba island in the disputed South China Sea on Thursday (January 28) morning to reaffirm Taipei’s sovereignty over the outpost, ignoring criticism from Washington over the trip. Taiwan’s TTV broadcast footage of Ma arriving a...
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January 17, 2016 4:02 am gmt |
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Tsai Ing-wen has been elected Taiwan’s first female president. Ms Tsai, 59, leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that wants independence from China. In her victory speech, she vowed to preserve the status quo in relations with China, adding Beijing must respect Taiwan’s democracy ...
In Asia
December 16, 2015 12:10 pm gmt |
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The Chinese mainland’s Taiwan affairs office on Wednesday reiterated that it opposed a potential arms deal between the United States and Taiwan. “We resolutely oppose any countries that sell weapons, related equipment or technology to Taiwan in any form and on any excuse,” said Ma X...
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August 8, 2015 9:46 am gmt |
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Many Taiwan residences left their home after the heavy storm betrayed on today 7th of August. Typhoon Soudelor made landfall early in the morning on the island’s east-coast counties of Yilan and Hualien, bringing up to 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rain in mountainous northeastern areas and wind gust...
In Asia
July 31, 2015 8:25 am gmt |
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Taiwan students occupied the Ministry of Education compound today (Friday), protesting over textbooks aimed at promoting Beijing’s “One China” policy, after hundreds of students stormed the compound in the early hours this morning. About 700 students climbed barricades around the mi...
In Asia
July 11, 2015 2:45 am gmt |
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The death toll from a fire in Taiwan on June 27 rose to four after a 23-year-old medicine student died in hospital on Friday. The student, identified as Su, was being treated at Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in New Taipei City. His family decided to donate his organs. The blaze broke when a large amo...