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U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

1:08pm BST

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. | Video

'Why?' asks Taiwan mourner after 18 killed in crash of speeding train

22 Oct 2018

YILAN, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of consolation on Monday as she met relatives of 18 people killed and 187 injured when a train derailed in the island's northeast, its worst rail disaster in more than three decades. | Video

Taiwan's president meets relatives of 18 killed in worst rail tragedy in decades

22 Oct 2018

YILAN, Taiwan, Oct 22 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of comfort and encouragement on Monday as she met relatives of the 18 dead and 187 injured after a train derailed in the island's northeast, its worst such disaster in more than three decades.

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

21 Oct 2018

TAIPEI Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island's worst rail disaster in more than three decades. | Video

TSMC sees modest fourth-quarter revenue growth, shrugs off trade war impact

18 Oct 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) offered a modest fourth-quarter revenue growth outlook, predicting weaker sales of high-performance computers for cryptocurrency mining will partially offset solid demand for chips from smartphones.

Taiwan pledges to boost national security amid Chinese pressure

11 Oct 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the self-ruled island.

REFILE-Taiwan pledges to enhance national security amid China pressure

11 Oct 2018

TAIPEI, Oct 10 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the self-ruled island.

Taiwan to hold referendum on same-sex marriage law

09 Oct 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether its civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over a separate law for civil unions between gay couples.

Taiwan says will closely watch "suppression" by China after Vatican accord

27 Sep 2018

TAIPEI - Taiwan said on Thursday its relationship with the Vatican is stable, although it will closely watch what it described as "suppression" by China following a landmark deal between Beijing and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops on the mainland.

Texan running 3-D printed guns company sent back to U.S. by Taiwan authorities

23 Sep 2018

TAIPEI/AUSTIN, Texas A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was deported back to the United States on Saturday after his U.S. passport was annulled, a Taiwanese official said. | Video

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