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Taiwan hit by dozens of strong aftershocks from deadly quake
by Amber Wang - April 23, 2024 - 11:16am
Taiwan was shaken by dozens of earthquakes overnight and into Tuesday that left buildings swaying, with the government saying they were aftershocks from a huge deadly quake that hit the island more than two weeks...
Nine dead, over 1,000 injured in Taiwan's strongest quake in decades
by Amber Wang - April 4, 2024 - 7:05am
At least nine people were killed and more than 1,000 injured Wednesday by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings as far as Japan and the Philippines before...
'Like a mountain collapsed': Taiwan reels from biggest quake in 25 years
by Amber Wang - April 3, 2024 - 7:03pm
Liu watched intently as rescuers carefully picked their way through the remains of a warehouse that crumbled like a house of cards Wednesday during Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years, telling AFP it...
Seven dead, hundreds injured in most powerful Taiwan quake in 25 years
by Amber Wang - April 3, 2024 - 5:11pm
At least seven people were killed and more than 700 injured Wednesday by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings that extended to Japan and the Philippines before...
Taiwan's president-elect Lai hails US support as delegation visits
by Amber Wang - January 15, 2024 - 1:32pm
Taiwan's president-elect Lai Ching-te on Monday hailed the island's "solid partnership" with the United States, as he welcomed a delegation from Washington making a post-election visit expected to anger Beijin...
Taiwan tells China to 'face reality' after election
by Amber Wang - January 14, 2024 - 3:44pm
Taiwan told China on Sunday to "face reality" and respect its election result, after voters defied Beijing's warnings and chose pro-sovereignty candidate Lai Ching-te as president.
Taiwan FM says conflict with China would have 'disastrous results'
by Amber Wang - August 2, 2023 - 4:39pm
A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would have "disastrous results" for the world, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told AFP in an interview Wednesday, citing the island's strategic importance for the semiconductor industry...
Taiwan defends largest airport against simulated Chinese attack
by Amber Wang - July 27, 2023 - 10:18am
Taiwan staged its first-ever military drill at Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday, briefly halting commercial traffic as soldiers practiced defending the facility against a simulated attack by Beijing.
Punching Pooh: Unofficial air force badge all the rage in Taiwan
by Amber Wang - April 11, 2023 - 4:44pm
Patriotic badges showing Winnie the Pooh being punched in the face by a Taiwanese black bear -- a humorous dig at China's leader Xi Jinping -- have gone viral across the self-ruled island.&n...
China sends warships and aircraft around Taiwan for second day
by Amber Wang - April 8, 2023 - 9:46am
China sent warships and aircraft near Taiwan for a second day on Friday and said the island remains its "inseparable part", after President Tsai Ing-wen angered Beijing by meeting with US House Speaker Kevin...
China deploys warships near Taiwan after Tsai-McCarthy meeting
by Amber Wang - April 6, 2023 - 4:00pm
China deployed warships through waters around Taiwan on Thursday as it vowed a "resolute response" to the island's president meeting US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. 
China vows to 'fight back' if Taiwan leader meets US speaker
by Amber Wang - March 29, 2023 - 6:12pm
China vowed on Wednesday to "fight back" should Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen meet the US House speaker during a trip to the United States.
Honduras and China establish diplomatic ties in blow to Taiwan
by Amber Wang - March 26, 2023 - 10:44am
The formal severing of ties comes two days after Reina's trip to Beijing to discuss the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties, and 11 days after Castro first announced the switch.
Taiwan extends mandatory military service over China threat
by Amber Wang - December 28, 2022 - 8:56am
Taiwan on Tuesday announced an extension in mandatory military service from four months to one year, citing the threat from an increasingly hostile China.
Taiwan shoots down 'civilian' drone over tiny islet off China
by Amber Wang - September 2, 2022 - 11:21am
Taiwanese soldiers on a tiny islet just off China's mainland shot down an unidentified commercial drone on Thursday as a local tycoon vowed to train millions of "civilian warriors" to defend the island.
US senator lands in Taiwan for fourth political visit this month
by Amber Wang - August 26, 2022 - 7:51am
US Senator Marsha Blackburn landed in Taiwan late Thursday, the fourth visit by an American politician this month and a move bound to rile Beijing, which has staged huge military drills to protest such trips.
China set to wrap up largest-ever Taiwan military drills
by Amber Wang - August 7, 2022 - 1:23pm
China is set Sunday to wrap up its largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan after a controversial visit to the self-ruled island by US leader Nancy Pelosi.
Taiwan accuses China of simulating invasion as US relations nosedive
by Amber Wang - August 6, 2022 - 11:32am
Taiwan accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island, as Beijing doubled down on its retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei after announcing a suspension of cooperation...
Taiwan defiant as China readies military drills over Pelosi visit
by Amber Wang - August 4, 2022 - 8:15am
Taiwan struck a defiant tone Wednesday as a furious China geared up for military exercises encircling the island in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi's visit, hours after the senior US politician left.
China hounds Taiwan with 'greyzone' war plane incursions
by Amber Wang - October 22, 2021 - 2:55pm
The sudden spike in Chinese war planes crossing into the island's air defence identification zone has focused attention on Taiwan, fuelling concerns it could become a global flashpoint.
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