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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

Taiwan rations water amid drought

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 6:33

Taiwan begins rationing water supplies to more than one million households as it tackles the island's worst drought in years.
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Taiwan and Norway sign up to AIIB

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 14:56
related countries: Japan Japan, Norway Norway

Taiwan and Norway join 40 nations to sign up to the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but Japan has yet to decide whether to join.
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Taiwan train stabber gets death

Friday, March 6th 2015, 10:38
related places: Taipei

A Taiwanese court sentences a 21-year-old man to death for killing four people and injuring 22 in a knife attack in the underground last year.
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Taiwan jail siege ends in suicides

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 8:16

Six inmates who held a warden and guard hostage at a prison in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for 14 hours have killed themselves, says the justice ministry.
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Two wheels make a comeback in Taiwan

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 20:04

Why bicycles are making a comeback in Taiwan
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VIDEO: Taiwan mourns plane crash victims

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 0:00
related places: Taipei

A ceremony has been held in Taipei to mourn those who dies when TransAsia GE235 came down shortly after take off last Wednesday.
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Taiwan pilots train after crash

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 15:55

Taiwan's TransAsia cancels 90 flights as pilots are sent for training, while officials look into why an engine was switched off before Wednesday's crash.
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Taiwan plane 'lost engine power'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 0:00

Officials in Taiwan say they are investigating why both engines on a TransAsia Airlines plane were off when it crashed on Wednesday, killing dozens.
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VIDEO: Taipei rescuers form human chain

Friday, February 6th 2015, 13:27
related places: Taipei

Rescue workers in Taiwan say they no longer expect to find any survivors, following an air crash in Taipei.
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VIDEO: Taxi pair survive Taipei plane hit

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 15:48
related places: Taipei

John Sudworth takes a look at the taxi hit by the TransAsia plane that crashed into a river shortly after take-off from a Taipei airport.
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Teams seek Taiwan plane missing

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 9:16

Rescue teams in Taiwan are continuing to search for 12 people who remain unaccounted for after a plane crashed in a river, killing 31.
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Taiwan plane in deadly river crash

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 17:52
related places: Taipei

A Taiwanese passenger plane carrying mostly Chinese tourists crashes into a river shortly after take-off, killing at least 31 people.
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Man killed on Scorsese film set

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 11:52

One man is killed and two others are injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film set in Taiwan.
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UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:57
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taipei

A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
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Taiwan ex-president granted parole

Monday, January 5th 2015, 5:09

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is to be released from prison after being granted one month of medical parole, the justice ministry says.
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Ex-Taiwan president's parole delayed

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 12:16

Chen Shui-bian was hoping to be released from prison on medical grounds - but a courier carrying documents relating to the parole got stuck in traffic.
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Taiwan president to quit party post

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 11:45

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou says he will resign as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party, after it suffered a crushing defeat in local elections.
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Taiwan ruling party struggles after poll defeat

Monday, December 1st 2014, 16:37

Why voters in Taiwan turned against the ruling party
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Taiwan cabinet resigns after defeat

Monday, December 1st 2014, 7:19
related countries: China China

Taiwan's cabinet resigns after the ruling pro-Beijing Kuomintang (KMT) party suffers its biggest ever defeat in local elections.
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Taiwan premier quits after poll loss

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:45
related countries: China China

The Prime Minister of Taiwan, Jiang Yi-huah, quits after candidates for his ruling pro-China party suffer heavy defeats in local elections.
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Taiwan holds biggest local elections

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 11:17
related countries: China China

Polls close in Taiwan's local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.
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VIDEO: Taiwan holds biggest local poll

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 9:11

Voters in Taiwan are going to the polls in the island's biggest ever local election.
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Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 12:58
related countries: China China, France France

Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
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