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28 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s air defense zone in largest ever incursions yet

Taiwan suffered one of its largest military incursions by Chinese military planes on Tuesday. Twenty-eight Chinese planes violated the self-ruling island’s airspace by flying over Taiwan’s Air Defense Identified Zones (ADIZ) according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense . Tuesday’s flights included fighter jets, bombers, and anti-submarine and early warning aircraft. The previous highest fleet that […]

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WATCH: Cargo crane collapses in Taiwan, tumbling containers

This year hasn’t been too good for the cargo ferrying industry. Earlier this year the Suez Canal was blocked for six after the grounding of Ever Given, and now, a cargo-carrying crane has collapsed in Taiwan. While the Suez Canal incident caused mostly monetary damage, this new incident has resulted in irreversible physical damage at […]

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WWE star John Cena apologised to China for calling Taiwan a country

WWE star John Cena apologised to China for calling Taiwan a country. The actor and former professional wrestling champion described Taiwan as a country in a promotional video for the latest Fast and Furious film. The interview prompted a backlash in China, which considers self-ruling Taiwan to be part of its territory. Mr Cena has […]

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Taiwan citizens panic buy instant noodles, toilet paper as COVID-19 restrictions kick off

Taiwan officials appealed to its citizens to avoid panic buying of items such as instant noodles and toilet paper as new curbs on gatherings and movement took effect to rein in the spread of COVID-19. Taiwan raised its coronavirus alert level in the capital Taipei and the surroundings on Saturday, imposing two weeks of restrictions […]

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7-year-old boy brain dead after getting slammed 27 times during judo training

A boy in Taiwan is fighting for his life after being slammed to the floor 27 times during judo practice by his coach and classmate. The seven-year-old boy convinced his family he wanted to give judo lessons in April. Just two weeks after, those lessons are the reason he’s lying in a coma, and is […]

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Taiwan to hold 8-day computer simulated war game drill of Chinese invasion

Taiwan will run an 8-day computer simulated war game this month, its defence ministry said days after China said an aircraft carrier was conducting drills near the island and that such exercises would become routine. The computer will simulate a Chinese attack on Taiwan between April 23 to 30 and will form the first phase […]

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Taiwan’s transport minister offers to resign after taking ‘full responsibility’ for the deadly train crash

Taiwan’s transport minister has offered to step down after he and the manager of a construction site whose truck slid onto rail tracks causing a catastrophic train crash accepted responsibility for the disaster. Lin Chia-lung, in a statement on his Facebook page, said he would step down once the initial rescue work had come to […]

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Taiwan steps up probe into train accident; seeks arrest warrant for construction site manager

Taiwan has sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident in which at least 51 people died. The crash, Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades, occurred after an express train hit a truck that had slid down an embankment next to the track from […]

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Taiwan: Nearly 50 killed as train crashes and derails in tunnel

At least fifty people were killed and dozens more were injured after a train carrying nearly 500 crashed and then derailed in a tunnel in Taiwan. The eight carriage train reportedly hit a construction vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel’s mouth. Rescuers combed badly damaged carriages inside the tunnel to find survivors, […]

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Two Taiwanese Air Force F-5E jets drown in the Pacific Ocean after mid-air collision

A Taiwanese air force pilot has been killed and another is missing after their fighter jets disappeared in a suspected mid-air collision off the island’s southern coast, officials said. The two F-5E jets disappeared from radar at about 3pm some 2.6km off the coast of rural southern Pingtung County, the National Rescue Command Centre said. It […]

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Residents in Taiwan are changing their name to ‘salmon’ to get free sushi

Residents in Taiwan are going extraordinary lengths to get their hands on it for free Sushi, by officially renaming themselves “salmon” to take advantage of a restaurant promotion. Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior stepped in on Wednesday and urged people to think carefully before changing their names after a surge in applications. According to the […]

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Taiwan revoke Covid quarantine fine for man after discovering he was kidnapped

Taiwanese authorities revoked an hefty fine on a man for breaking quarantine because investigators discovered he was kidnapped in an unfortunate case of mistaken identity. The man, whose surname is Chen, had arrived from Hong Kong in late October 2020 and was quarantining at a friend’s house in the central city of Nantou, according to […]