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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

VIDEO: China and Taiwan relations 'improving'

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 1:59
related countries: China China

Relations between China and Taiwan are said to be at their best since the civil war ended in 1949.
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Taiwan drenched by tropical storm

Monday, August 29th 2011, 8:08
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Torrential rains and fierce winds hit south-east Taiwan causing extensive disruption, as Tropical Storm Nanmadol roars across the island.
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Philippines typhoon kills eight

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 13:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Typhoon Nanmadol kills at least eight people in the Philippines and is heading to Taiwan, according to officials.
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Taiwan ex-leader in new jail term

Friday, August 26th 2011, 10:26

Taiwan's ex-President Chen Shui-bian - who is already in jail for corruption - is given an additional two-year sentence for money-laundering and forgery.
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Taiwan's birth rate drops further

Monday, August 15th 2011, 14:40

Taiwan acknowledges its birth rate declined last year, despite the introduction of measures to encourage people to have babies.
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Beating a new path

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 23:24

Radical steps to transform Taiwan's jail system
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Foxconn to lift factory robot use

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 6:33

Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles products for firms including Apple, will boost use of automated equipment in its factories.
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Taiwan jails spy general for life

Monday, July 25th 2011, 10:29
related countries: China China

Taiwan jails an army general for spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in espionage in decades.
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VIDEO: Camping with the dead in Taiwan

Friday, July 1st 2011, 19:30

A graveyard has become one of Taiwan's most popular camping sites.
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Taiwan ex-leader on fraud charges

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 14:38

Former President Lee Teng-hui is charged with embezzling $7.79m (£4.8m) from state funds during his time in office between 1988 and 2000.
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Taiwan marks China tourism first

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:23
related countries: China China

Some 300 Chinese tourists arrive in Taiwan - the first time in more than 50 years tourists from the mainland have been allowed to roam on their own.
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VIDEO: Taiwan's president on China trade deal

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 21:27
related countries: China China

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou has given a rare interview to the BBC about last year's landmark trade deal with China and whether his country is becoming too economically dependent on China.
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Giant appetite

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 11:00
related countries: China China

Taiwan fish farmers catering for Chinese tastes
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At cross purposes

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 1:40
related countries: China China

Bold plan to end China-Taiwan linguistic confusion
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VIDEO: The art of sculpture with hair

Friday, May 20th 2011, 9:26

A hairdresser in Taiwan has turned the waste products of her profession into an unusual hobby, proving that there is no limit to what people can create when they are inspired.
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Taiwan general accused of spying

Friday, May 20th 2011, 7:25
related countries: China China

Taiwan military prosecutors charge a senior general with spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in alleged espionage in decades.
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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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