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Taiwan demands Philippines apology

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 6:21
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Taiwan gives the Philippines until Wednesday to apologise for the death of a fisherman whose vessel was fired on by the Philippines' coastguard.
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Taiwan protest after fisherman shot

Friday, May 10th 2013, 5:59
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila, Taipei

Taiwan demands an explanation from Manila after a fisherman was shot and killed in disputed waters by the Philippine coastguard.
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Taiwan reports first bird flu case

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 12:53
related countries: China China

Health officials in Taiwan confirm that a 53-year-old businessman is the first case of the H7N9 bird flu virus outside mainland China.
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Taiwan executions horrify activists

Friday, April 19th 2013, 15:37

Taiwan executes a group of six prisoners for the second time in six months, sparking an angry reaction from an anti-death penalty group.
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Taiwan runs live-fire military drill

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 8:03
related countries: China China

Taiwan holds its first live-fire military drill since 2008, simulating a Chinese attack on its Penghu Islands.
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Samsung probed over 'fake reviews'

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 10:34

Fair-trade officials in Taiwan are looking into reports that Samsung paid people to criticise rival HTC online.
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China anger at Japan-Taiwan deal

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 12:17
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Japan and Taiwan sign a deal allowing Taiwan to fish near a group of disputed islands, prompting China to express 'extreme concerns'.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows Taiwan quake strike

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:16

An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude has struck central Taiwan causing buildings to sway and injuring at least 20 people.
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Murray advances to fourth round

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 7:25
related places: Taipei

Andy Murray cruises into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-sets win over Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu.
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VIDEO: Protests over Taiwan nuclear power

Monday, March 11th 2013, 1:42

In Taiwan, opposition to the country's nuclear power facilities has been growing. More than 200,000 people joined protests across the country citing fears over safety.
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Taiwan: Can you recycle a city?

Friday, March 1st 2013, 0:03

Creating clothes from old bottles and furniture from scrap paper
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Taiwan's most famous professional mourner

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 0:41

Fired up and ready to mourn - the pros at a Taiwanese funeral
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Top maths pupils 'don't keep up'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The ablest primary pupils in England almost match those in Taiwan and Hong Kong in maths but fall back by the time they are 16, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: Taiwanese urged to improve fitness

Friday, February 15th 2013, 2:59

A healthy living campaign aimed at tackling Taiwan's growing weight problem has been launched.
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Taiwan wages nationwide battle with the bulge

Friday, February 15th 2013, 1:54

Taiwan wages nationwide battle with the bulge
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Taiwan launches 'Asian Nobels'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 16:08

A Taiwanese businessmen puts up more than 3bn Taiwanese dollars ($103m; £65m) to establish what are being dubbed the "Asian Nobel prizes".
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Taiwan activists in islands bid

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:05
related countries: Japan Japan

A boatload of Taiwanese activists are turned back by Japanese coastguards as they try to reach a disputed group of East China Sea islands.
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Taiwan's pop culture leaps Chinese hurdles

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 0:45
related countries: China China

Taiwan's pop culture overcomes Chinese hurdles
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Taiwan condemned over executions

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 11:34

Six death row inmates are executed in Taiwan in an act condemned by international human rights groups.
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Heat helps 'heal' flash memory

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:17

A brief jolt of searing heat can "heal" flash memory and stop it wearing out, researchers in Taiwan have found.
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Chinese films win Golden Horses

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 23:58
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Films, actors and directors from mainland China do well at the Chinese equivalent of the Oscars - previously dominated by Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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Apple told to disclose HTC deal

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 6:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Apple

A US judge orders Apple to disclose details of its patent sharing deal with Taiwan's HTC to its Korean rival Samsung.
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VIDEO: Fire forces patients out of hospital

Monday, November 19th 2012, 20:41

A hospital fire in New Taipei lead to a mass evacuation of patients on Monday.
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Taiwan lie tests 'to find spies'

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 16:18

Officials in Taiwan tell the BBC that lie detector tests for military personnel based abroad are a useful way to evaluate whether they are spying.
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