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Chairman of Taiwan navy contract ship firm charged with fraud

Taipei - The chairman of a Taiwan shipbuilding company that won a contract to build six naval ships was charged in a loan fraud case Tuesday, dealing a blow to the island's ambition to grow its domestic defence industry.

Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17

Taipei - Rescuers Sunday ended their search of a Taiwan building partially toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake as the last trapped pair were presumed dead, bringing the final death toll to 17.

Taiwan rescue workers pull more bodies from quake rubble

Hualien - After hours of painstaking search efforts, Taiwanese rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the flattened remains of a hotel Friday, bringing the death toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake to 12.

Taiwan demolishes quake-hit buildings as rescue efforts intensify

Hualien - Taiwan began demolishing three dangerously damaged buildings Friday as rescue workers combed the rubble of a hotel in a last-ditch effort to find seven people still missing after a deadly earthquake.At least 10 people were killed when the 6.

Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower

Hualien - Taiwanese rescuers Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly earthquake, as their search for survivors uncovered three more bodies.

Taiwan quake highlights hi-tech island's shoddy building past

Taipei - Taiwan has built itself a reputation for cutting edge technology, efficient public transport and safe streets. But an earthquake has again highlighted the well-off island's history of shoddy construction and questionable safety standards.

Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake kills six

Hualien - Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least six people, injured more than 200 and left dozens missing.

Two dead, over 200 injured in Taiwan quake

Taipei - A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and more than 200 injured, the government said, after buildings crumbled and trapped people inside.

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visiting

Taipei - The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist who was jailed in China in a case which further strained relations was Tuesday barred from boarding a flight to visit him in prison.

Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

Hualien - Taiwanese troops Tuesday staged live-fire exercises simulating a response to an invasion, as China steppeds up pressure on the island's President Tsai Ing-wen and a row over airline routes escalated.

Taiwanese coal trader suspected of buying from North Korea

Taipei - Taiwan has detained a local businessman on suspicion of buying coal from North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions, prosecutors said Monday.

97 Taiwanese arrested in eastern Europe for telecom fraud

Taipei - Nearly one hundred Taiwanese suspected of running telephone scams have been arrested in Slovenia and Croatia, Taiwan said Thursday, the latest fraud bust involving the island's citizens.

Taiwan businessman in N. Korea oil probe attempts suicide

Taipei - A Taiwanese businessman who has been investigated and sanctioned by authorities on suspicion of selling oil to North Korea attempted suicide on Friday, prosecutors said.

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

Taipei - China's sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, the island's defence ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival.

Einstein's love letters, LPs set for Asian exhibits

Jerusalem - Handwritten pages from Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, letters to his lovers and other parts of his archive stored in Jerusalem are to be exhibited for the first time in Taiwan, China and Japan.

Taiwan passports recalled over picture mix-up

Taipei - Taiwan has had to scrap 200,000 new passports after an embarrassing design blunder mistakenly swapped an image of an airport in Washington for the island's main airport.

Backlash over Hong Kong's immigration 'blacklist'

Hong Kong - A string of figures critical of China's Communist Party say they have been denied visas to Hong Kong, sparking accusations of a secret "blacklist" that bears signs of Beijing's growing influence over the city.

Chinese jets carry out multiple drills around Taiwan

Taipei - Chinese jets conducted drills near Taiwan's airspace on Wednesday for the sixth time this month, as relations between the two rivals worsen.

Taiwan moves to erase authoritarian legacy with new laws

Taipei - Tributes to Taiwan's former dictator Chiang Kai-shek will be removed across the island after lawmakers voted in favour of the mandatory axing of symbols of its authoritarian past.

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties

Bejing - Panama opened its first embassy in China on Thursday five months after cutting ties with Taiwan, which has seen its allies dwindle against the mainland's growing influence.

Taiwan grounds Mirage jets after plane goes missing

Taipei - Taiwan's air force said Wednesday it has grounded all its Mirage jets as it searched for a pilot who went missing while conducting a training mission in one of the French-made fighters.

Troubled fashion label Lanvin to get a makeover

Paris - Troubled French fashion house Lanvin is to be relaunched before the end of the year, with plans to expand into accessories and other luxury goods, the label told AFP on Tuesday.

Taiwan holds Asia's largest pride parade as it waits for gay marriage

Taipei - A sea of rainbow flags and glitzy costumes filled downtown Taipei Saturday as tens of thousands marched in Asia's largest gay pride parade, the first since Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage.

China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: Xi

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence.

Op-Ed: Chinese leaked plans to invade Taiwan in mid 2020s in new book

Sydney - According to a new book called "The Chinese Invasion Threat" by Ian Easton, research fellow of the 2049 Institute, China has drawn up plans to invade Taiwan some time in the mid-2020s. These plans are deemed credible in Washington.

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taipei - Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations in the next month, the foreign ministry said Friday, as fears grow of China influencing its dwindling list of allies.

Taiwan's battle with betel nut addiction

- For years Huang Sheng-yi helped feed Taiwan's addiction to the betel nut, planting thousands of the trees on his mountainous farm.

Taiwan navy personnel jailed for fatal missile misfire

Taipei - Three naval personnel have been jailed for up to two years for mistakenly launching a missile towards China that killed one person and triggered a stern response from Beijing last year.

Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan

Taipei - A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers.

Detained Taiwan activist to stand trial in China

Taipei - A Taiwanese rights activist being held in China will soon face trial after being held incommunicado for more than 170 days, according to his wife, in a case that has deepened cross-strait tensions.
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Containers being tossed around like playing cards in Kaohslung, Taiwan.
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A 17-story apartment building collapsed after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Tainan, Taiwan on Saturday morning.
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Taiwan has a zero tolerance on glyphosate residues in oat products. Quaker Oats, made in the U.S. failed.
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Taiwan now has stricter labeling requirements on Japanese food imports.
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Typhoon Tembin hits southern Taiwan on August 24, 2012
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Strong winds picked vehicles up and tossed them around like they were toys.
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The owner of a lost camera that traveled from Maui to Taiwan has now been found.
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, one of Computex Taipei 2016's venues.
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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Strong winds picked vehicles up and tossed them around like they were toys.
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A blast rips through the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan early on August 1, 2014
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Typhoon Nepartak heading for China after laying down a path of death and destruction across Taiwan.
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