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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 »