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Tag Archives: Taiwan

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the US military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China but will likely be viewed in ...

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18 dead after train flips in Taiwan

YILAN: At least 18 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan, the island’s worst rail accident for more than 25 years. Images from the site showed the Puyuma Express train completely derailed and lying zig-zagged across the track ...

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Taiwan to hold referendum on special law for same-sex marriage

TAIPEI: Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether the island’s civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over whether a separate law should be enacted for civil unions between gay couples. Taiwan’s constitutional court declared in May last year that ...

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Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower

HUALIEN: Taiwanese rescuers Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly earthquake, as their search for survivors uncovered three more bodies. At least 10 people have now been confirmed killed by the 6.4-magnitude quake that struck the popular eastern tourist city ...

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Four killed, 155 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

TAIPEI: The Latest on a deadly magnitude-6.4 earthquake that struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, causing the collapse of several buildings. Rescuers are working to free at least five people trapped in damaged buildings and to reach another 170 unaccounted for after an earthquake near Taiwan’s eastern coast. The ...

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China says it doesn’t need Taiwan’s permission to open new air route

BEIJING/TAIPEI: China said that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk, reported Reuters. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward Taiwan ...

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China Warns U.S. Over Navy Patrol in South China Sea

BEIJING: As the Trump administration pressed China to curb North Korea, Beijing issued its own warning over another festering dispute on Friday, saying that American naval operations in the South China Sea would only force it to deepen its military buildup there. The warning came after a United States Navy ...

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