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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.

World news related to Taiwan – overview

Taiwan: news

Taiwan seeks recipe for success

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 23:13

Taiwan looks to raise its foodie profile
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VIDEO: Would you wear your phone's charger?

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 8:32

Cindy Sui visits the Computex technology show in Taiwan and sees some of the latest gadgets, including a wearable charger.
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VIDEO: Taiwan's worst drought in 67 years

Friday, May 15th 2015, 2:39

Taiwan is facing its worst drought in 67 years, with the island reservoirs at dangerously low levels - water is rationed and power could be next.
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VIDEO: China-Taiwan relations in 60 secs

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:40
related countries: China China

In a clear sign of warming relations the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has met the head of Taiwan's ruling party.
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Taiwan and China in high-level talks

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:02
related countries: China China

The head of Taiwan's ruling party meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, the highest level-talks between the two sides in six years.
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Japan-Taiwan quake sparks alert

Monday, April 20th 2015, 3:37
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japanese authorities briefly issue a tsunami alert after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake between Okinawa and Taiwan.
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Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:38
related countries: China China

China says Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name.
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VIDEO: Has Taiwan's Sunflower Movement wilted?

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 5:39
related countries: China China

Almost a year after protests in Taiwan over a controversial trade deal with China, Cindy Sui considers the progress of the so-called Sunflower Movement.
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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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