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Typhoon Fitow slams into China

This Oct. 6, 2013 NASA Terra satellite image shows Typhoon Fitow over China and Taiwan. China was on its highest alert for Typhoon Fitow, with hundreds of thousands evacuated as the storm was expected to slam into the east coast as early as Sunday night, weather authorities said. The National Meteorological Center issued a red alert for the storm, saying it was expected to make landfall in China late Sunday or early Monday between southern Zhejiang province and northern Fujian province.  AFP PHOTO/NASA

Typhoon Fitow slammed into the east coast of China Monday after thousands of people were evacuated to safety and weather authorities issued their highest alert level.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China’s Xi, Taiwan’s Siew meet on APEC sidelines – Xinhua

Taiwan's former Vice President Vincent Siew arrives for a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday held talks with a top Taiwan official ahead of a regional economic summit in Indonesia, state media reported, in the latest sign of warming ties between the former rivals.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands protest against Taiwan’s president

Taiwanese people wear Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou's mask during a protest against Ma, in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday. AP

Thousands of Taiwanese are rallying against President Ma Ying-jeou amid plummeting opinion polls and bipartisan anger over wiretapping of legislators.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong braces for arrival of powerful typhoon

This image porvided by NOAA was taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency's MTSAT-2 satellite at 4:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 20, 2013 shows Typhoon Usagi. The most powerful typhoon of the year swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan on Saturday, battering island communities and dumping rain as it eyed landfall in Hong Kong. Usagi had maximum sustained winds of 222 kilometers per hour (139 miles per hour) and gusts exceeding 260 kph (163 mph) Saturday morning, and was 550 kilometers (342 miles) south of Taipei, Taiwan's capital, according to the U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center. (AP Photo/NOAA)

The year’s most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its crosshairs on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan and pummeling island communities with torrential winds and fierce winds.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Powerful typhoon hits Taiwan, Philippines

A Filipino resident has her umbrella blown up by strong winds as she rides a float outside their flooded community along the skirts of the of the swollen Laguna lake in Laguna. AP FILE PHOTO

The most powerful typhoon of the year was sweeping through the Luzon Strait on Saturday, battering island communities and drenching southern Taiwan and the northern Philippines.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Odette’ strengthens, heads for PH, Taiwan

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image as of 5:32 p.m., 19 September 2013   http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph

A strong typhoon is approaching the northern Philippines and southern Taiwan and is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to both regions.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Third time unlucky for China farmer who swam to Taiwan

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A Chinese farmer who was twice jailed for illegally entering Taiwan “to pursue democracy” has been arrested again after a four-hour swim to the island, officials said Thursday.

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

Taiwan uses biotech to safeguard whales and dolphins

A Taiwanese child looks at three Russian Beluga whales during a public exhibition at the national aquarium in Pingtung. AFP FILE PHOTO

Taiwan has started using advanced biotechnology to protect endangered whales and dolphins against poachers, supplementing existing DNA testing, officials said Tuesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami

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Taiwan closed offices and suspended flights on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Trami churned towards the island, with meteorologists cautioning against torrential rains and strong winds.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thousands protest soldier’s death in Taiwan

A Taiwanese people holds a placard during a protest rally for the death of Taiwan's soldier Hung Chung-chiu, in front of the President Office in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. The 24-year-old soldier died in early July after being forced to perform a vigorous regime of calisthenics in sweltering heat at a military camp. The incident has set off a wave of anger on the democratic island of 23 million people, further undermining the already unpopular administration of President Ma Ying-jeou, and raising hard questions about the future of the island’s military. AP

Tens of thousands of Taiwanese gathered in downtown Taipei on Saturday to protest the death of a 24-year old soldier confined to a brig as punishment for bringing an unauthorized cellphone onto his base.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan lawmakers brawl over nuclear plant bill

Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Friday’s fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Scuffles erupt over Taiwan-China trade pact

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Dozens of Taiwanese scuffled with police Wednesday in the rowdiest demonstration yet against a new trade agreement with China.

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

Moderate quake rocks Taiwan

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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook the buildings of Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Tuesday, the Seismology Center said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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