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News: Taiwan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Taiwan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Taiwan: news

Taipei talks on free trade deal

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 7:13
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Officials from China and Taiwan discuss a trade liberalisation deal, amid complaints it would make the island too reliant on Beijing.
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Taiwan official quits over death penalty

Friday, March 12th 2010, 10:00

Taiwan's justice minister, Wang Ching-feng, steps down, days after saying she would not authorise executions.
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Taiwan earthquake disrupts power

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 4:59

Taiwan suffers a 6.4 magnitude earthquake which disrupts power supplies and high speed rail services.
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Pirates free Taiwan fishing boat

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 14:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates free a Taiwanese fishing boat held for 10 months after the owner pays a ransom, a maritime agency says.
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Iran says nuclear deal is 'close'

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 10:03
related countries: China China, Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's foreign minister says a deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel could be close, but the West reacts sceptically.
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China accuses US over Taiwan deal

Monday, February 1st 2010, 10:02
related countries: China China, United States United States

China's state media accuses the US of "arrogance" and "double standards" over its planned $6.4bn arms sale to Taiwan.
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US defends weapons sale to Taiwan

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 19:23
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US defends a proposed $6.4bn weapons sale to Taiwan after China angrily announced a series of retaliatory moves.
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Should the US sell arms to Taiwan?

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

China has reacted angrily to a US proposal to sell $6.4bn of arms to Taiwan. Should the deal go ahead?
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China hits back at US-Taiwan sale

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 15:46
related countries: China China, United States United States

China announces a series of moves in retaliation for a US proposal to sell $6.4bn of weapons to Taiwan.
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China hits back at US-Taiwan sale

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 15:46
related countries: China China, United States United States

China announces a series of moves in retaliation for a US proposal to sell $6.4bn of weapons to Taiwan.
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US proposes $6bn Taiwan arms sale

Friday, January 29th 2010, 22:51
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon notifies the US Congress of a proposed $6.7bn arms sale to Taiwan, bringing an angry reaction from China.
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Changing fortunes

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 12:02
related countries: China China

Madame Chiang's hotel symbolises China-Taiwan thaw
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Green tea 'may block lung cancer', researchers say

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 9:26

Drinking green tea may offer some protection against lung cancer, say experts who have studied the disease in Taiwan.
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China announces interceptor test

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 7:41
related countries: China China, United States United States

China says it has successfully tested a missile interceptor, soon after objecting to a US missile sale to Taiwan.
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China and Taiwan sign trade deals

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 9:43
related countries: China China

China and Taiwan sign the latest in a series of economic deals, amid some disquiet on the island at their closer relationship.
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China-Taiwan talks on trade ties

Monday, December 21st 2009, 9:27
related countries: China China

A top Chinese official arrives in Taiwan to discuss a free-trade pact some fear could undermine the island's sovereignty.
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Strong earthquake strikes Taiwan

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 14:40
related places: Taipei

A strong earthquake rocks parts of Taiwan, rattling buildings in Taipei, although no serious casualties are reported yet.
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Strong earthquake strikes Taiwan

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 14:40
related places: Taipei

A strong earthquake rocks parts of Taiwan, rattling buildings in Taipei, although no serious casualties are reported yet.
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Taiwan polls hint at China unease

Monday, December 7th 2009, 9:14
related countries: China China

Local elections in Taiwan suggest unease at President Ma Ying-jeou's policies, including closer ties with China.
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Taiwan paper fined over cartoons

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 12:50

Taiwan's Apple Daily newspaper is fined $15,000 for using lurid moving cartoons to illustrate stories of violence and child abuse.
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Mao and Chiang heirs bridge gap

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 12:13
related countries: China China

The grand-children of former combatants over the fate of China, Mao Tse-tung and Chiang Kai-shek, meet in Taiwan.
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Taiwan's Chen 'shooting' mystery

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 15:14

New suspicions are raised about the 2004 apparent shooting of former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian.
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