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Top iPhone supplier suspends production at two factories in China amid strict Covid lockdown

Apple’s top suppliers is stopping work at its factories in and around Shanghai as the city of 25 million people remains under a strict Covid lockdown. Pegatron announced Tuesday that it had suspended production at its facility in China’s largest city, as well as the nearby city of Kunshan, until further notice. “The date of […]

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Taiwan hit by massive power outage, 5 million households affected

Taiwan reported a massive blackout on Thursday that is affecting its two biggest cities as well as its most important iPhone processor production hub. Over 5 million households were affected by the power outages, including in Taipei, the capital, and Kaohsiung, the second-biggest city. Taiwan Power Company said in a brief statement that its southern […]

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Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion

Taiwan has reported the largest incursion since October by China’s air force into its air defence zone, with the island’s defence ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to warn away 39 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions. Taiwan has complained for more than a year of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically […]

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Taiwan’s air force suspends F-16 fleet training after an upgraded fighter jet falls into the sea

Taiwan’s air force on Tuesday suspended combat training for its F-16 fleet after a recently upgraded model of the fighter jet crashed into the sea in the latest of a series of accidents. The defence ministry said the F-16V, the most advanced type in Taiwan’s fleet, went missing from radar screens after taking off from […]

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Beijing fines and issues warning to 7-Eleven for listing Taiwan a separate country

Beijing has fined and issued a warning to 7-Eleven over its website listing Taiwan as a country and displaying maps it said contained erroneous borders for Xinjiang and Tibet. The Beijing municipal government fined the company 50,000 yuan ($7,842) for the “errors” including “wrongful act of assigning Taiwan province as an independent country”. It said […]

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Taiwan shares tips on how to use 20,000 bottles of Lithuanian rum it bought bound for China

Taiwan is sharing tips with the public on how to drink and cook with rum after it bought 20,000 bottles of Lithuanian rum bound for China. State-run media said Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp (TTL) purchased the rum after learning that it could be blocked from entering China. It comes after Lithuania established a de […]

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Taiwanese man stabs convenience store over reminder to wear face mask

After being denied entry into a convenience store for being unmasked, a Taiwanese man lost his cool, fatally stabbing the store clerk who asked him to put on a face mask. The stabbing took place outside a convenience store in Taoyuan early last week, reports said. Police said that the suspect, a 41-year-old man surnamed […]

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6.5-magnitude earthquake wobbles Taiwan’s northeastern coast

A strong earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, with residents reporting violent shaking in the capital Taipei but there were no immediate reports of widespread damage. Taiwan’s central weather bureau said the quake was of magnitude 6.5, the biggest on the island this year, while the US Geological Survey gave a lower figure of 6.2. […]

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Taiwan: Fire engulfs 13-storey tower in Kaohsiung killing at least 46 people

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens more seriously injured in a fire at a 13-storey tower block in southern Taiwan, officials say. A residential and commercial building in the city of Kaohsiung caught fire in the early hours of Thursday morning, the local fire department said. It took firefighters more than four […]

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China has until now flown 150 aircraft into Taiwan’s defence zone ahead island’s national day

China sent the largest number of warplanes into Taiwan’s air defence as the country scrambled its fighter jets to thwart incursions, ahead of the island’s national day on October 10. Monday’s incursion claimed 36 fighter jets, 12 H-6 nuclear-capable bombers including other planes crossed over into Taiwan’s airspace. Four jets entered at night bringing the […]

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China invades Taiwan’s air defence zone with 38 military planes

Taiwan reported 38 Chinese military planes flying into its air defence zone on Friday, the largest incursion by China till date. The defence ministry said the jets, including nuclear-capable bombers, entered the area in two waves. Taiwan responded by scrambling its jets and deploying missile systems. China sees democratic Taiwan as a breakaway province, but […]

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China ‘bullies’ Taiwan by sending 24 warplanes into air defense zone

Taiwan accused China of  ‘bullying’ after Beijing sent 24 warplanes into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the third-largest incursion in the past two years of heightened tensions. PLA aircrafts, bombers, fighter jets, anti-submarines and early warning control planes entered Taiwan’s ADIZ in two groups – 19 planes and a second fleet of 5 jets. […]