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Taiwan to protect sovereignty with new submarines amid China tensions

24 Nov 2020

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday vowed to defend the democratic island's sovereignty with the construction of a new fleet of domestically-developed submarines, a key project supported by the United States to counter neighbouring China. | Video

Taiwan firm eyes wider market for its protective air travel gear

19 Nov 2020

TAIPEI, Nov 19 As Asians travellers tentatively return to the skies amid the coronavirus pandemic, some are choosing to wear special suits covering much of their body to protect them against the virus.

Taiwan plant hunters race to collect rare species before they're gone

21 Sep 2020

TAITUNG, Taiwan In the forests and on remote offshore islands of Taiwan, a group of conservationists are racing to collect as many rare plant species as they can before they are lost to climate change and human encroachment. | Video

In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'

19 Sep 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday to former president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ending autocratic rule in favour of free elections and championing Taiwan's separate identity from China, as Beijing again sent jets close to the island. | Video

In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'

19 Sep 2020

TAIPEI, Sept 19 Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday to late-president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ending autocratic rule in favour of free elections and championing Taiwan's separate identity from China.

Taiwan's award-winning winemaker aims to revive fading tradition

07 Aug 2020

TAICHUNG, Taiwan Standing amid rows of metal-bound barrels in a vineyard, Chen Chien-hao holds up a glass of wine to scrutinise its golden hue. | Video

Set sail and social distance: Taiwan resumes ocean cruise amid pandemic

26 Jul 2020

KEELUNG, Taiwan Taiwan resumed an island-hopping ocean cruise on Sunday, joining a handful of places in the world to restart voyages after the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a virtual standstill.

Taiwan holds drills to beat back invasion amid China tensions

16 Jul 2020

TAICHUNG, Taiwan Taiwan's air, sea and land forces conducted live-fire exercises simulating the repulsion of an invading force on Thursday, with President Tsai Ing-wen saying it showed their determination to defend the democratic and Chinese-claimed island. | Video

More fighting as Taiwan opposition again occupies parliament

14 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's main opposition party again occupied parliament on Tuesday to protest against the nomination of a close aide to the president to a top-level watchdog, after fighting with ruling party lawmakers to get into the building.

Check in but never leave: Taiwan offers fake flights for travel-starved tourists

02 Jul 2020

TAIPEI Starved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution - a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave. | Video

World News

Biden says UK border with Ireland must be open

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday he did not want to see a guarded border between Ireland and the United Kingdom, adding that he had previously discussed the matter with the British and Irish prime ministers and other European leaders.