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VIDEO: At the scene of the Taiwan earthquake

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 15:43

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tainan, where over 200 people have been rescued from buildings that collapsed after an earthquake
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Rescuers hunt for Taiwan quake missing

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 14:51

Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise apartment block in southern Taiwan, after an earthquake that kills at least 14 people.
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Deadly quake fells buildings in Taiwan

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 10:44

Rescuers search for trapped survivors after an earthquake topples buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least 11 people.
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VIDEO: Taiwan earthquake: 'No way to escape'

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 1:11

An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan.
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Madonna causes a commotion in Taiwan

Friday, February 5th 2016, 17:08
related countries: China China

Singer manages to outrage both Chinese and Taiwanese fans
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'Pilot error' behind TransAsia crash

Friday, January 29th 2016, 12:00

The crash of TransAsia flight 222, which killed 48 in Taiwan in 2014, was due to pilot error and failure to follow safety rules, a report finds.
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Taiwan leader in South China Sea visit

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 13:12

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou visits a disputed island in the South China Sea, a move that could stoke tensions in the region.
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Taiwan leader to go to South China Sea

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 8:54
related countries: China China

Taiwan's outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou is to visit an island in the South China Sea which is claimed by China and other neighbours.
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East Asia cold snap 'kills 85 in Taiwan'

Monday, January 25th 2016, 10:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia kills at least 85 people in Taiwan and strands 60,000 tourists in South Korea.
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The strangest of weeks for a new leader

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 22:13

The strangest of weeks for Taiwan's new leader
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Pro-China posts spam Taiwan's leader

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 12:32
related countries: China China

The Facebook page of Taiwan's new president-elect Tsai Ing-wen has been flooded with hostile posts seemingly from mainland China.
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Tsai prepares for power amid warnings

Monday, January 18th 2016, 10:02
related countries: China China

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen prepares for a historic transfer of power after her sweeping presidential win, as Chinese state media issues strident warnings.
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Taiwan elects first female president

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 1:25
related countries: China China

Pro-independence opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen is elected Taiwan's first female president, setting an uncertain course for future relations with China.
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Taiwan votes in crucial elections

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 10:05
related countries: China China

Taiwan has voted in polls that could see the island elect its first female leader and set an uncertain course for future relations with China.
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The giant glass slipper church of Taiwan

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:14

A 16 metre-high glass shoe church has been built in Taiwan, apparently in a bid to attract more women. Why?
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VIDEO: The Taiwan rock star running for MP

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 0:37

Taiwan's voters go to the polls on Saturday to choose a new president and parliament.
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VIDEO: Exiled Tiananmen leader on China relations

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 0:08
related countries: China China
related places: Kaixi

Exiled Chinese pro-democracy leader Wu'er Kaixi says he wants to help Taiwan deal with China, at a time when it faces tough decisions on whether to grow closer to the mainland.
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An election battle for the identity of Taiwan

Friday, January 1st 2016, 22:31

One of the world's feistiest democracies awaits a crucial poll
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Japan 'must help other comfort women'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 17:23
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Tokyo

Taiwan urges Japan to apologise and compensate women who were used as wartime sex slaves, a day after Tokyo struck a landmark deal with South Korea.
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China summons US envoy over Taiwan arms

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 4:17
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Washington

China summons a senior US envoy in protest after Washington announced it would sell two warships and other weaponry to Taiwan.
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US announces major Taiwan arms deal

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 21:57
related countries: China China, United States United States

The Obama administration has announced a $1.83bn (£1.22bn) arms sale to Taiwan, in a deal that China says it "strongly opposes".
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Taiwan and China in spy swap

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:26
related countries: China China

Taiwan and China confirm they swapped spies in a mutual gesture of goodwill, ahead of a historic meeting between their leaders this month.
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Taiwan gets unwanted recognition from IS

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 12:05

Taiwan gets recognition it doesn't want - from IS
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After British man abused, Taiwan debates its hidden racism

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 5:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

After British man abused, Taiwan debates its hidden racism
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