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China on red alert as super typhoon Lekima approaches

Taiwan bears the brunt of super typhoon Lekima as China takes no chances, prepares Shanghai to face gales and floods.

Taiwan rattled by 5.6 magnitude quake, no immediate reports of damage

Earthquake struck Taiwan's southeastern county of Taitung.

MVRDV unveils plans for a ‘Times Square’ in Taipei

Architecture practice MVRDV has revealed its proposal for the Taipei Twin Towers -- two buildings that have been imagined to animate, and illuminate, the central station area of Taipei.

Taipei: The story of Tamsui’s black-bearded barbarian

Visit the places where missionary George Leslie Mackay, known to locals as the black-bearded barbarian, lived when he preached Christianity to the locals.

5.6-magnitude quake hits off western Taiwan

Taiwan island lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

Taiwan awaits results of key election test and gay marriage vote

The local elections were seen as a mid-term test for President Tsai Ing-wen, as she faces a backlash over domestic reforms and concerns about deteriorating ties with China.

Miniatures Museum of Taiwan: Bound to leave you speechless

The museum contains dolls-house-sized models of Dickensian London, early 20th Century America, mystical fantasy scenes and Edo-period Japan, all in superb detail.

Taiwan navy adds 2 new warships as China tensions grow

Beijing still claims self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary, even though the two sides have been ruled separately since 1949 after a civil war.

Taiwan rattled by 6.0 magnitude quake, no reports of damage

Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers its own, lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

Vatican, China in hush negotiations on ‘underground’ bishops, say sources

A Chinese priest, who previously worked in an underground church in China and returned to Rome last year, says negotiations on the recognition of underground bishops by Beijing are underway.

Taiwan says will closely watch ‘suppression’ by China after Vatican accord

The Holy See is Taiwan's last remaining diplomatic ally in Europe.

Asian markets rise but investors guarded over trade

New York provided another record lead on lingering optimism after the United States and Mexico agreed on a revised free-trade deal and Canada began talks that could see them join.

Taiwan bakery chain disappears from major Chinese food apps

Taiwan is China's most sensitive territorial issue and Beijing, which considers it a wayward province, has become increasingly critical of how businesses refer to the self-ruled, democratic island.

Taiwan hotel axes Marriott contract over China naming row

The Marriott was strongly criticised by Chinese authorities in January for listing Taiwan - along with Tibet and Hong Kong - as separate countries, regions Beijing claims are under its authority.

Taiwan leader makes rare US speech

China views Taiwan as part of its own territory, to be reunified by force if necessary, and is always swift to condemn any move interpreted as de facto diplomatic recognition of the government in Taipei.

China blames “independence activists” for axing of Taiwan Olympic event

Tension with China has increased in recent months, as Beijing is increasingly suspicious that President Tsai Ing-wen's government wants to push for Taiwan's formal independence.

Airlines cancel over 200 flights as severe typhoon nears Taiwan

The typhoon could bring strong winds and heavy rains to northern and central Taiwan, Central Weather Bureau said in a statement on Tuesday.

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies.

Haven for Taiwan graffiti artists brightening city alleys

Taipei's Ximending district has become a graffiti hub.

China’s aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions rise

The Liaoning and accompanying vessels entered Taiwan's air defence zone on Tuesday and left around noon Wednesday.

Pelajar Malaysia berkostum ‘Spiderman’ maut jatuh dari tingkat 5

Universiti Da-Yeh telah menghubungi keluarga Lee di Malaysia dan akan menguruskan perjalanan mereka ke Taiwan.

5 injured after severe turbulence on AirAsia X flight

AirAsia X confirms a video making rounds on social media of a turbulent flight en route to KL yesterday.