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Taiwan stages mass anti-China trade pact rally

Protesters shout slogans denouncing the controversial China Taiwan trade pact during a massive protest in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 30, 2014. AP

Tens of thousands of Taiwanese protesters took to the streets in Taipei on Sunday in a bid to pressure embattled President Ma Ying-jeou to retract a controversial trade pact with China.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan police use water cannon to retake government HQ

Protesters are sprayed with a water cannon during a demonstration outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei early on March 24, 2014, following Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's refusal to scrap a contentious trade agreement with China. Dozens of people were detained in Taipei after violent clashes erupted between police and protesters. AFP

Taiwan riot police used water cannon Monday to dislodge hundreds of demonstrators who stormed government headquarters, escalating a protest over a China trade pact that has seen parliament occupied for nearly a week.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

5.6-magnitude quake hits off Taiwan

Hualien city, Taiwan

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Taiwan Wednesday and shook buildings in the capital, the Seismology Center said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan: Warning received on planned China attacks

A security guard, left, takes photos of another security guard while journalists get ready before a meeting between Wang Yu-chi, head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council and Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Representatives of China and Taiwan met Tuesday in Nanjing for their highest-level talks since their split in 1949, a landmark step despite Beijing's refusal to recognize the self-governing island's sovereignty. AP

Taiwan’s spy chief says the island received a warning of possible terrorist attacks in China as the mainland hold its annual parliamentary session.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan bans cosmetic surgery for under-18s


Taiwan on Thursday banned “medically unnecessary” plastic surgery on under-18s in an attempt to protect beauty-obsessed youngsters who overlook the health risks of such procedures, officials said.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China and Taiwan to hold historic talks

Wang Yu-chi and Zhang Zhijun FILE PHOTOS

China and Taiwan will hold their first government-to-government talks Tuesday since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war – a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Truck rams into Taiwan president’s office

Ma Ying-jeou

Taiwan stepped up security measures Saturday after a driver rammed a huge truck through a bullet-proof screen and into the main gate of the presidential office, apparently intentionally, officials said.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US advises carriers to comply with China air zone

In this May 16, 2007 file photo, a B-52 passes overhead at the National Security Forum air demonstration at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. China said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 it had monitored two unarmed U.S. bombers that flew over the East China Sea in defiance of Beijing's declaration it was exercising greater military control over the area. Tuesday's flight of the B-52 bombers underscored U.S. assertions that it will not comply with Chinese demands that aircraft flying through its newly declared maritime air defense zone identify themselves and accept Chinese instructions. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Karen S. Doerr, File)

The United States advised US carriers to comply with China’s demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan makes island’s biggest heroin bust in 20 years


Taiwan police said Sunday they had cracked a major drug ring, confiscating 229 kilograms (504 pounds) of heroin in their biggest seizure of the drug for 20 years.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan ‘shocked’ as Gambia cuts diplomatic ties

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. AFP PHOTO

Taiwan on Friday expressed shock and regret over Gambia’s surprise announcement that it had broken off ties with the island after 18 years in its “strategic national interest.”

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

Photo from www.usgs.gov

A strong earthquake struck eastern Taiwan Thursday, shaking buildings in the capital and causing tremors across the island.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan upholds graft convictions for five senior judges


Taiwan’s Supreme Court said Friday it had rejected the final appeals of five senior judges who were handed lengthy prison sentences for bribery in cases that uncovered some of the island’s worst judicial corruption.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan military says China able to invade by 2020

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops line up in a parade ground in Hong Kong's New Territories during the city's annual rotation of military personnel, or 'Changing of the Guard' as it is better known, in Hong Kong on November 25, 2008. Over 5,000 PLA troops have been stationed in Hong Kong since the handover from British rule in 1997.    AFP

China’s arms buildup over the last two decades would give it the power to invade Taiwan by 2020 even if allies came to the island’s aid, a military report said Tuesday.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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