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Australia objects to China 'pressure' in Qantas decision

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 8:15
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

The airline should be free to decide its own classification for Taiwan, Canberra says.
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China fines retailer Muji for listing Taiwan as a country

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 6:01
related countries: China China
related places: Muji

China is increasingly going after companies that don't abide by its territorial claims.
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Taiwan loses diplomatic ally as Dominican Republic switches ties to China

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 7:07
related countries: China China, Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic switches ties to China, deepening Taiwan's isolation and leaving it 'very upset'.
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Taiwan accuses China of 'sabre rattling' as naval drill begins

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 12:38
related countries: China China

China's one-day exercise follows warnings against independence moves by the self-governing island.
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Asia's largest gay pride parade held in Taiwan

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 12:11

Taiwan's LGBT community are celebrating progress towards gay marriage and equality rights.
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Did Taiwan police and paramedics leave migrant worker to die?

Sunday, September 17th 2017, 13:07
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Footage of paramedics failing to help a fatally wounded Vietnamese man prompts outrage in Taiwan.
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Finally out

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 0:31
related places: Taipei

Xiyadie is one of several artists showcased in the first public display of Asian gay art in Taipei.
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The man who makes prosthetic hands for free

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 23:27

Taiwan's Chang Hsien-liang makes free limb for those who need them, after losing his own hand.
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Taiwan train company wants apology for 'demon doll' passenger

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 11:45

Rail company wants Warner Bros to apologise after horror movie doll Annabelle seen on one of its trains.
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Samurai sword attack at Taiwan's presidential palace

Friday, August 18th 2017, 10:27
related countries: China China

The attacker, carrying a stolen samurai sword and a Chinese flag, injured a military policeman.
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Taiwan's Taoists protest against curbs on incense and firecrackers

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 15:13

Taoists call it a crucial part of their religion, but the government is trying to reduce pollution.
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Taiwan's parliament resumes brawl

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 10:39

After a huge brawl on Thursday last week, fighting has resumed in Taiwan's parliament.
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Blue-tick divorce

Monday, July 17th 2017, 13:41

A woman in Taiwan is granted a divorce after her husband read her messages - but never replied.
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Taiwan museum makes exhibit images free to download

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 10:18

Taiwan's Palace Museum offers thousands of images of its imperial art and artefacts free to download.
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China and Taiwan mixed up in White House gaffe

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 12:06
related countries: China China

The Republic of China is the name for Taiwan - a fact that apparently eludes White House staff.
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Panama cuts ties with Taiwan in favour of China

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 7:08
related countries: China China, Panama Panama, United States United States

China has recently intensified its economic investment into the central American country.
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Anti-terror drills in Taiwan

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 9:18

But what was the scenario?
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Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 9:41

The decision paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriages.
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Renegade 'saviour'

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 0:28
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

In 1988 a military scientist from Taiwan sent his wife to Tokyo Disneyland and then defected to the US.
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Chinese diamond talks delegates 'hijack mic' in Taiwan protest

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

The Taiwanese group were asked to leave the Australian conference
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LA airport failed to spot gun in hand luggage

Friday, April 21st 2017, 2:21

An off-duty policewoman inadvertently flew to Taiwan carrying a gun, undetected by airport security.
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Taiwan bans slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 20:55

Those caught violating the law on the island face a large fine or up to two years in prison.
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Taiwan announces submarine building ahead of Trump-Xi summit

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 13:06

The vessels will be the first the island has built itself and will upgrade its ageing foreign fleet.
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Taiwan grandma carried fish in £900 Louis Vuitton handbag

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 13:50

She used the new Louis Vuitton handbag her grandson gave her to carry fresh fish from the market.
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Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case

Friday, March 24th 2017, 8:00

The case could make the island the first place in Asia to permit same-sex marriage.
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