Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Taiwan News

Beijing 'tightens screws' on Taiwan's new president

Taipei - When Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan's president later this month, she will end a period of unprecedented rapprochement with rival Beijing -- and China is already ramping up the pressure on her new government.

Taiwan party organiser jailed for fireball that killed 15

Taipei - The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark, leaving 15 dead and hundreds injured, was jailed for almost five years Tuesday as the court cited the "excruciating pain" of the bereaved.

Bravery, loss and hope: Life after Taiwan waterpark tragedy

Taipei - Huang Po-wei trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights -- all in anticipation of the day when he can strap on a new pair of legs.

Taiwan protests after officials 'barred by China' at OECD meet

Taipei - Taiwan said Tuesday it would protest to Beijing and Belgium after its delegation was barred at a global industry conference in Brussels due to complaints from China.

China parades detained Taiwanese on state TV

Bejing - China's state media on Friday showed Taiwanese deported from Kenya to mainland China "confessing" to fraud while under police detention, the latest development in a case that has enraged Taipei.

China says Kenya deporting 45 Taiwanese to mainland

Bejing - Kenyan police will deport 45 Taiwanese to mainland China where they face investigation for fraud, Chinese state media said on Wednesday after Taipei blasted Beijing for "abducting" its citizens.

China says Taiwanese detained over suspected fraud

Bejing - China is holding a number of Taiwanese on suspicion of fraud, officials said after Taipei accused Beijing of "abducting" its citizens from Kenya and forcibly returning them to the Chinese mainland.

Rare crane a boost to Taiwan's troubled wetlands

Taipei - It has a Facebook page, two books and its own brand of rice. A Siberian crane that landed in Taiwan after getting lost on migration over a year ago even made international headlines when it was found wandering outside a train station.

Taiwan beheading suspect beaten by angry mob

Taipei - A Taiwanese man suspected of decapitating a four-year-old girl was beaten by an angry mob, as the case sparked fresh debate Tuesday about the death penalty for child-killers.

Taiwan's KMT picks China-friendly leader after election loss

Taipei - Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang party picked a China-friendly leader on Saturday as it struggles to regain public support after a crushing defeat in national elections.

Taiwan vows new safety laws after quake disaster

Taipei - Taiwan's premier pledged Friday to change safety laws after more than 100 people were killed when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex thought to have been weakened by shoddy construction.

Tragic tales of loss in Taiwan as search for quake survivors ends

Taipei - As rescuers in Taiwan said they had retrieved all the missing from the ruins of a building felled by an earthquake, a tragic picture emerged of the cross-section of society killed in the disaster.

More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency

Taipei - Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an apartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, authorities said on Saturday.

Taiwan to seize assets of collapsed building developer

- Almost a million dollars in assets belonging to the developer and three associates of a building in Taiwan felled by an earthquake will be seized, a court ruled Friday, with more than 90 residents confirmed dead in the disaster.

Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster

Taipei - As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy construction of the building and the island's questionable safety record.

Taiwan developer grilled over collapse of quake building

Tainan - Taiwan prosecutors Wednesday questioned the developer of an apartment complex that collapsed during an earthquake as prosecutors detailed flaws in the construction of the building where nearly 100 people remain trapped.

Miraculous quake survivors

Paris - Rescue workers are racing against time to locate survivors in the debris of a Taiwanese apartment complex, hoping for the kind of miracle that has happened in the past.

Taiwan developer quizzed over quake collapse as 100 still buried

Tainan - The developer of a 16-storey Taiwan apartment complex that collapsed during a quake was taken in for questioning on Tuesday as rescuers deployed heavy machinery to find 100 people still feared trapped in the rubble.

Taiwan quake survivor tells of moment she lost husband, baby

Tainan - Nurse Liu Yi-chen was breast-feeding her 10-day old baby when her family's home in Taiwan was turned upside-down by a devastating earthquake that robbed her of her infant and husband.

Eight-year-old girl pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

Tainan - An eight-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan Monday, more than 60 hours after it was felled by a powerful earthquake.

Survivors pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

Tainan - A girl aged eight and three others were rescued Monday from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower complex, more than two days after it was felled by an earthquake, but over 100 others remain trapped in the ruins.

Rescuers race to save buried Taiwan quake victims

Tainan - Rescuers raced Sunday to free around 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 34 confirmed dead, as an investigation began into the collapse.

Fourteen dead, 150 missing after Taiwan quake fells buildings

Tainan - Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles Saturday as rescuers sought survivors, with more than 150 missing in the quake zone.

US warship sails by island claimed by China: Pentagon

Washington - A US warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea Saturday to assert freedom of navigation, drawing a protest from Beijing, officials said.

Pilots blamed for 2014 TransAsia crash on Taiwan island

Taipei - Two TransAsia Airways pilots caused a 2014 plane crash that left 48 people dead by flying too low as they attempted to land on an island during a typhoon, Taiwan's aviation authorities said Friday.

Arrested Salvadoran ex-president has brain damage

Sansalvador - El Salvador's former president Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain damage after suffering a stroke, doctors said Thursday.

Taiwan military drills in face of China tension

Kaohsiung - Taiwan carried out military drills Wednesday with naval chiefs assuring residents the island is safe, as concerns grow that tensions will escalate with China after recent presidential elections.

Taiwan president Ma to visit disputed island for first time

Taipei - Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou will visit a disputed island in the South China Sea on Thursday, his first trip to the self-claimed territory amid rising tensions in the region.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella' leaders seek closer ties with Taiwan

Taipei - Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement said Sunday they would seek closer ties with Taiwan after the island elected a new president who pledged to stand up to China.

Taiwan 'Sunflower' activists turn lawmakers in vote victory

Taipei - Beijing not only has to contend with a new president in Taiwan who is wary of relations with China, but also a fresh batch of activists-turned-lawmakers from the island's boisterous Sunflower Movement.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 9 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Taiwan


Taiwan Image

A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
Video screengrab
Homo Erectus - Penghu jaw would be far larger
Homo Erectus - Penghu jaw would be far larger
Richard Nowitz National Geographic
Untitled
Perfect Foundation/Twitter
At least 200 people have been injured in a fire at an amusement park outside Taiwan s capital  Taipe...
At least 200 people have been injured in a fire at an amusement park outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. A spokesman for the fire service said it was believed colored powder being sprayed on to a crowd had ignited.
Dahboo 88
Untitled
Perfect Foundation
A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
Video screen capture
God bless Kaohsiung! God bless People! everyone!
God bless Kaohsiung! God bless People! everyone!
SHIUAN Xuan
PROBLEMATIC: Ships believed to be Chinese dredging vessels are seen in the vicinity of Subi Reef in ...
PROBLEMATIC: Ships believed to be Chinese dredging vessels are seen in the vicinity of Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in a photo from 2015. A looming territorial and navigational dispute is likely to be a major topic at a U.S.-China meeting this week.
U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons
 Crying  hippo struggles to get on its feet
"Crying" hippo struggles to get on its feet
SCMP
A woman captured at the Labor Day protest in Taipei  Taiwain on May 1  2014.
A woman captured at the Labor Day protest in Taipei, Taiwain on May 1, 2014.
Twitter
A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
Video screen capture
Jawbone of Penghu 1
Jawbone of Penghu 1
Dr. Yousuke Kaifu
Typhoon Tembin hits southern Taiwan on August 24  2012
Typhoon Tembin hits southern Taiwan on August 24, 2012
Video screen capture
A blast rips through the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan early on August 1  2014
A blast rips through the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan early on August 1, 2014
, AFP
A 17-story apartment building collapsed after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Tainan  Taiwan on Satur...
A 17-story apartment building collapsed after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Tainan, Taiwan on Saturday morning.
Or Ravid/Twitter
Streets buckled and cars were overturned by the multiple explosions
Streets buckled and cars were overturned by the multiple explosions
DocumentingNews
Exterior view of Rockmill Italian restaurant in Banciao  New Taipei City.
Exterior view of Rockmill Italian restaurant in Banciao, New Taipei City.
European Pressphoto Agency
Crying hippo dying after falling off truck a second time
Crying hippo dying after falling off truck a second time
CCTV
Taiwan now has stricter labeling requirements on Japanese food imports.
Taiwan now has stricter labeling requirements on Japanese food imports.
YouTube
Taiwan s workers and Labor Unions protested at Ketagalan Blvd and marched to Ministry of Labor on Ma...
Taiwan's workers and Labor Unions protested at Ketagalan Blvd and marched to Ministry of Labor on May 1, 2014 in Taipei.
Twitter