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China conducts military exercises as US envoy visits Taiwan

China says it was conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait to “protect its sovereignty” as a top US official was visiting Taiwan. The live-fire drills take place as relations between Beijing and Washington sour and the US shores up its support of Taiwan. China regards self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province. Keith Krach is […]

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3-year-old girl gets latched on flying kite in Taiwan; rescued safely after floating up in the air

A three-year-old girl in Taiwan who was taking part in a kite festival on Sunday in the seaside town of Nanlioao was caught up by a giant, long-tailed orange kite. After getting caught in the strings of the kite, it lifted her several meters into the air. A video of the scene showed her twisting […]

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China arrests 10 people heading to Taiwan from Hong Kong after intercepting their boat

Chinese officials have arrested at least 10 people after intercepting a boat believed to be heading to Taiwan from Hong Kong. China’s coastguard said the arrests were made on Sunday morning off the southern province of Guangdong, near Hong Kong. Hong Kong media reports said those on board the vessel were trying to reach Taiwan […]

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US finalizes sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan amid escalating tensions with China

A massive weapons deal to Taiwan will include 66 American-made F-16 fighter jets, making it the biggest sale to Taiwan in recent years. The Trump administration one year ago gave the green light to an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan that started the sale that is all but certain to anger […]

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Tesla car smashes into overturned truck in Taiwan, triggering debate on autopilot mode

A Tesla Model 3 recently crashed into an overturned truck on a highway in Taiwan on Monday. CCTV cameras captured the car failing to stop and ramming into the overturned truck o the road. The incident has triggered a debate on social media on the safety of its autopilot mode after the video went viral. […]

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Beijing will “never tolerate” Taiwan’s separation from China

Beijing will “never tolerate” Taiwan’s separation from China, a spokesman at the mainland’s top Taiwan body said Wednesday, after President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated for a second term. China considers the democratic, self-governing island as part of its territory, and has repeatedly advocated for its eventual reunification with the mainland — using military force if […]

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New Zealand backs Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization

New Zealand’s foreign minister has said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its call for Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to take part as an observer […]

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School children line-up to use automatic hand sanitizing dispenser built from Lego

Students at an elementary school in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung have found their own unique way to fight the coronavirus and stay ahead of the curve in epidemic prevention – automated disinfectant dispenser built from Lego. Children ranging from six to 12 years old use every school break and any chance they can […]

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Amid coronavirus outbreak, Taiwan reports 56 swine flu deaths

Taiwan has reported at least 56 deaths due to H1N1 virus-affected respiratory failure in the past three months, according to the island’s Centres for Disease Control (CDC). CDC officials stopped short of revealing how many had died in the past week from the H1N1 virus – also known as swine flu – but local news […]

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Taiwanese military chief among 8 people killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

Taiwan’s top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains in the north of the island. Gen. Shen Yi-ming, 62, the Taiwan military’s chief of general staff, was en route to visit troops when the UH-60M helicopter disappeared from radar near New Taipei City while carrying […]

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Taiwanese Man Accidentally Swallowed Apple AirPods

A man accidently swallowed an Apple AirPod, and he strangely it survived through the journey of his digestive track without any injuries. The Taiwanese man, Ben Hsu swallowed one of the earbud of his AirPods while he was sleeping. Ben a navy recruiter in the port city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan, told the media that […]

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Taiwan police do a $500 DNA test to catch $2 yogurt thief

A US$ 500 DNA test was conducted by Taiwanese police to identify a thief who stole a US$ 1.5 yogurt tin. The victim shared a house with 5 women housemates, she found a yoghurt drink bottle belonging to her in the bin. She asked for the culprit to come forward, but no one did. So she […]