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Taiwan to swap office with breakaway state Somaliland

Taipei - Taiwan announced Wednesday it was opening representative offices with the breakaway state of Somaliland, warming ties between two de facto sovereign territories that are denied widespread international recognition.

Freed from coronavirus, Taiwan celebrates Pride Month

Taipei - With its coronavirus outbreak defeated, Taiwan hosted one of the few pride marches around the world on Sunday as the island's LGTBQ community and their supporters took to the streets.

Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown

Taipei - Taiwan called on China to atone for the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, as the island marked the anniversary of the day student-led protests were violently crushed by tanks with small vigils of its own.

Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown

Taipei - Taiwan called on China to officially acknowledge the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, as the island marked the anniversary of the day student-led protests were violently crushed by tanks.

Taiwan leader vows 'action plan' for Hong Kong protesters

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday pledged a humanitarian "action plan" for Hong Kongers pushing for democracy in the financial hub as an influx of activists seek sanctuary on the self-ruled democratic island.

China slams US for 'dangerous' message to Taiwan's leader

Taipei - China slammed the United States for its "dangerous" decision to congratulate Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on her Wednesday inauguration, as the self-ruled island became the latest flashpoint between the world's two largest economies.

Tsai says China must 'coexist' with a democratic Taiwan

Taipei - Beijing must find a way to live peacefully alongside a democratic Taiwan that will never accept Chinese rule, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday in an inauguration speech that also celebrated the island's successful fight against the coronavirus.

Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia's first gay marriage law

Taipei - Taiwan on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of legalising same-sex marriage, as gay couples and rights groups called for full recognition of unions involving foreigners.

Why is Taiwan excluded from the WHO?

Taipei - The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Organization and ignited a diplomatic row between China and some Western powers.

Op-Ed: Hiding a smile in a dagger – China’s diplomacy gets pushy

Sydney - Superpowers come and go. In the last century, quite a few Great Powers as they were called are shadows of the past. History records blunders, unnecessary conflicts, and above all, flat-footed diplomacy. China is making all the same moves.

Play ball: Taiwan baseball fans return to the stands

- Taiwanese baseball fans were allowed to cheer their teams at live stadium games on Friday, after the island kept coronavirus infections down and its professional sports leagues running despite the pandemic.

Hong Kong dissident reopens bookshop in Taiwan, defying Beijing

Taipei - A Hong Kong publisher previously detained by Chinese authorities reopened his bookstore in Taiwan on Saturday, defying what he called attempts linked to Beijing to intimidate him.

Taiwan virus aid sparks calls to rename China Airlines

Taipei - Taiwan's aid shipments to countries battling the coronavirus have sparked a fierce debate on the island about whether it should rebrand its national carrier China Airlines.

Taiwan director convicted for crew member sex assault

Taipei - Prominent Taiwanese director Doze Niu was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a female crew member working on a film he was making.

Taiwan bucks virus sports cancellations with new baseball season

Taichung - Taiwan swung into a new baseball season on Sunday -- with one team planning to place robot mannequins in their crowdless stands -- as the island bucked the global trend for scrapping sports events during the coronavirus.

Taiwan demands apology from WHO chief over virus 'slander'

Taipei - Taiwan demanded an apology Thursday from the World Health Organization chief after he accused the island's government of leading personal attacks against him and his agency's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day

Taipei - It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments on Wednesday were warning against virus-themed April Fools' jokes -- some even threatening jail.

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day

Taipei - It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments on Wednesday were warning against virus-themed April Fools' jokes -- some even threatening jail.

Taiwan says US media expelled from China are welcome

Taipei - American journalists expelled by China are welcome to set up shop in Taiwan, foreign minister Joseph Wu said Saturday, as the democratic island burnishes its credentials as a regional free speech haven.

Taiwan anger over China military drills during virus outbreak

Taipei - Anger is rising in Taiwan over China continuing to buzz the island with fighter jets and warships even as they both fight the global coronavirus pandemic.
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