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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

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

Friday, August 1st 2014, 7:29

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.
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VIDEO: Huge blaze after Taiwan blasts

Friday, August 1st 2014, 1:55

A series of explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 22 people and injured more than 200, officials say.
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VIDEO: Soldiers clear Taiwan plane wreckage

Friday, July 25th 2014, 9:27

Soldiers and recovery teams are continuing to clear the wreckage from a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
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Devastation and tragedy of routine Taiwan flight

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 16:05

Taiwanese mourn after routine flight ends in tragedy
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Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 5:29

Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 16:57

More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.
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Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 16:56

More than 40 people die when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashes after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.
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China sends first minister to Taiwan

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 6:13
related countries: China China

China sends its first ever ministerial-level official on a charm offensive to Taiwan following mass protests over a proposed trade agreement.
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Chinese school for disputed island

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 10:38
related countries: China China, Paracel Islands Paracel Islands, Vietnam Vietnam

China says it will build a school in the disputed Paracel Islands, boosting its presence in waters also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.
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Taiwan's 'slave fishermen'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 20:55

Exploitation and misery in Taiwan's fishing industry
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Taiwan's answer to Google Glass

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 23:01

The Asian underdog taking on Google Glass
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Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 13:43
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing, Taipei

Chinese security personnel swamp Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre, as memorials are held in Hong Kong.
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Former Guatemala president sentenced

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 22:39
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A court in New York sentences former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo to five years and 10 months in jail for taking bribes from Taiwan.
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Taiwan knife attack kills three

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:19
related places: Taipei

A knife attack on a subway train near Taiwan's capital, Taipei, leaves at least three people dead and more than 25 others injured.
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VIDEO: Thousands race up Taiwan skyscraper

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 10:12

Thousands of runners have taken on 2,046 steps to get to the top of Taiwan's tallest skyscraper.
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VIDEO: Protesters clash with Taiwan police

Monday, April 28th 2014, 15:27

Hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters clash with riot police in Taiwan's capital early on Monday to oppose the construction of a nuclear plant.
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Anti-nuclear protests hit Taiwan

Monday, April 28th 2014, 5:40

Taiwanese police clash with anti-nuclear protesters demanding that the ruling Kuomintang Party stop construction of a fourth nuclear power plant.
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Taiwan students to end trade protest

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 2:55
related countries: China China

Students protesting against a trade deal with China say they will end their occupation of Taiwan's parliament.
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Mass Taiwan rally against China deal

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 11:06
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Taipei

Taiwanese opponents of a controversial trade deal with China hold a mass rally in Taipei, saying it will leave Taiwan too dependent on Beijing.
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VIDEO: Close-up: Taiwan's chair barricade

Monday, March 24th 2014, 16:51

Students broke into the legislature late on Tuesday and have since defied police efforts to evict them, using barricades made of furniture.
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Taiwan students storm government HQ

Monday, March 24th 2014, 5:06
related countries: China China

Dozens hurt as Taiwan police disperse students who had occupied government headquarters to protest at a trade deal with China.
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VIDEO: Taiwan defends China trade deal

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 15:20
related countries: China China

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou has defended a trade agreement with China that would allow more Chinese investment on the island.
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