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Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA, Feb 11 Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

Taiwan again scrambles jets to intercept Chinese planes, tensions spike

10 Feb 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's air force scrambled for a second day in a row on Monday to intercept Chinese jets that approached the island claimed by Beijing as its own, as tensions between the two took on a potentially dangerous military dimension.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan again scrambles jets to intercept Chinese planes, tensions spike

10 Feb 2020

* Chinese aircraft briefly cross sensitive line in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan scrambles armed jets as Chinese air force flies around island

10 Feb 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's air force scrambled armed fighters on Sunday to intercept Chinese jets that flew around the island claimed by Beijing as its own, in a move denounced by Taiwan's Defence Ministry as a threat to regional peace and stability.

U.S. clashes with China over Taiwan's place at the WHO table

06 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/GENEVA The United States and China clashed on Thursday over the issue of Taiwan's exclusion from World Health Organization (WHO) meetings, where it is represented by China, with Beijing accusing Washington of political "hype-up".

Taiwan accuses China of giving WHO wrong information about virus cases on island

06 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/GENEVA Taiwan accused China on Thursday of providing the World Health Organization (WHO) with wrong information about the number of coronavirus cases on the island, after the WHO published incorrect case numbers earlier this week.

Taiwan calls China 'vile' for limiting WHO access during virus outbreak

04 Feb 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan dramatically escalated its war of words with Beijing on Tuesday over the island's exclusion from the World Health Organisation, saying "vile" China was preventing Taiwan from getting timely information about the coronavirus outbreak.

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