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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 hospital transvestite row

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 11:00

A Taiwan hospital is fined for violating gender equality laws by firing a cross-dressing male employee who came to work dressed as a woman.
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Taiwan buzz over 'pregnant' panda

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 8:34
related countries: China China

Excited speculation in Taiwan over the possible pregnancy of Yuan Yuan, a giant panda gifted by China three years ago.
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Taiwan doomsday blog sparks panic

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 16:10

Police in Taiwan investigate a self-proclaimed prophet whose doomsday warnings on a blog have caused panic.
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Six die in Taiwan train accident

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 9:53

At least six people are killed and some 50 others are injured after a tree collapses into the path of a tourist train in Taiwan, officials say.
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Four killed in Taiwan cash factory blast

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 12:06

Four people die in an explosion at a "ghost money" factory in northern Taiwan, believed to have been caused by firecrackers.
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Taiwan to boost Spratlys troops

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:39

Taiwan says it is to train more than 100 coastguard troops in a disputed area of the South China Sea in sea combat and the prevention of amphibious attack.
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Taiwan 'luxury' tax gets go-ahead

Friday, April 15th 2011, 8:00

Taiwan passes a "luxury" tax in an unusual move to curb rampant property speculation and the island's worst wealth gap in a decade.
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Taiwan accepts mainland students

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 8:57
related countries: China China

As relations with China improve, Taiwan starts to accept applications from Chinese students to attend its universities, despite protests in some quarters.
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VIDEO: Planes land on motorway in Taiwan

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 10:00

The Taiwanese military have landed various craft on a motorway in an exercise simulating an attack on the country's airfields.
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Shopping 'may improve health'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 8:45

Shopping regularly prolongs life, at least for those aged 65 plus in Taiwan.
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China's medical tourists

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 16:08

Taiwan hopes its medical services will impress
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Taiwan club owner held over blaze

Monday, March 7th 2011, 8:30

Police in Taiwan detain the owner of a nightclub, where a fire killed nine people and injured 12 at the weekend.
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'Nine killed' in Taiwan bar blaze

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 3:26

Nine people are killed and 11 more injured after a fire breaks out in a bar in the Taiwanese city of Taichung, officials say.
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Taiwan executes five for murder

Friday, March 4th 2011, 15:13

Five convicted murderers are executed in Taiwan amid a growing national debate on whether to abolish the death penalty.
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Kidnapped Taiwanese man rescued‎

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 15:39
related countries: China China

Taiwan and China work together to rescue a Taiwanese businessman kidnapped in China and held for 52 days by gangsters.
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Taiwan to lift China's tech limit

Monday, February 28th 2011, 4:55
related countries: China China

Taiwan is expected to ease limits on tech-sector investment by Chinese firms to help bring money into the industry.
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Taiwan general 'spied for China'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 10:56
related countries: China China

Taiwan detains a senior general on suspicion of spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in alleged espionage in decades.
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Sea change

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 0:11

Can a new public awareness save Taiwan's endangered species?
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Trash talk

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 0:44

Taiwan's musical refuse trucks lighten load on rubbish day
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Taiwan in live-fire missile tests

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 8:17
related countries: China China, United States United States

Taiwan's military holds live-fire exercises, as Chinese President Hu Jintao travels to the US for a state visit.
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Fair deal wanted

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 0:17

Migrant workers in Taiwan seek higher wages, smaller fees
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EU hits S Korea and Taiwan cartel

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 4:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The European Union competition watchdog fines South Korean and Taiwanese firms for running a price cartel, but they say they might appeal.
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