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Powerful Typhoon Soudelor hits China

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 16:40

A powerful typhoon brings chaos to parts of south-eastern China, after earlier killing at least five people in Taiwan.
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HTC shares tumble after weak results

Friday, August 7th 2015, 8:24

Taiwan's smartphone maker HTC sees its shares fall by 10%, the daily trading limit, in the wake of poor earnings and a weak outlook.
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Ko and Lu share lead at Turnberry

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 17:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Turnberry

South Korea's Ko Jin-young and Taiwan's Teresa Lu share a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the British Open.
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Taiwan ministry stormed by students

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:46
related countries: China China

Hundreds of students in Taiwan storm the education ministry, protesting against proposed changes to the curriculum which they say promote a pro-China view.
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Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:18
related countries: China China

Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China
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VIDEO: Taiwan: China progress 'disappointing'

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:03
related countries: China China

Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he is disappointed there has been no reliable progress towards democracy on mainland China.
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China dissident runs in Taiwan vote

Friday, July 24th 2015, 9:24
related countries: China China

A Chinese democracy activist who was among the leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests is running for a seat in Taiwan's parliament.
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VIDEO: Taiwan's problem with safety

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 4:21

Recent disasters in Taiwan highlight a problem with the way safety is viewed in the country.
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What Taiwan's year of disaster reveals

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 21:13

Taiwan's year of accidents is more than bad luck
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Women top Taiwan presidential race

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 11:34

Taiwan's governing KMT picks Hung Hsui-chu to run for president, setting up the first all-female contest between the country's main parties.
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TransAsia pilot shut 'wrong engine'

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 4:41

Data from Taiwan's aviation regulator shows a pilot flying a crashed TransAsia plane switched off the working engine after the other lost power.
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VIDEO: Fears Taiwan fire toll will rise

Monday, June 29th 2015, 22:33

A woman who was injured after a fire tore through the crowds at an amusement park in Taiwan has died, officials say.
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Reveller dies from inferno injuries

Monday, June 29th 2015, 11:01

A woman who was badly injured after a fire tore through the crowds at a Taiwan amusement park, hurting about 500 people, has died, officials say.
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Organisers held over Taiwan inferno

Monday, June 29th 2015, 1:09

The organisers of a party at a water park in Taiwan are questioned after 498 people were injured when a fire suddenly erupted among the crowds.
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VIDEO: 'Ball of flame' injures hundreds in Taiwan

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 17:55
related places: Taipei

More than 500 people were injured when fire ripped through crowds at a party at an amusement park outside Taiwan's capital Taipei.
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Hundreds hurt in Taiwan park blast

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 6:23
related places: Taipei

More than 500 people are injured when a fire tears through crowds at a party at a water park outside Taiwan's capital Taipei.
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McDonald's to franchise Taiwan stores

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 4:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: McDonald

Struggling US fast-food giant McDonald's says it will sell all of its 413 stores in Taiwan to a franchise operator as part of a turnaround plan.
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Mushroom 'helps keep fat off'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 2:44
related countries: China China

A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in Taiwan.
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SoftBank in India solar project

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 5:24
related countries: India India, Japan Japan

Japanese firm SoftBank will team up with Taiwan's Foxconn and India's Bharti Enterprises to invest $20bn in solar power projects in India.
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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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