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US criticizes WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings

Washington - The United States on Thursday accused the World Health Organization of putting politics first by ignoring early coronavirus warnings by Taiwan, which voiced outrage over criticism from the UN body's chief.

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.

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.

Taiwan quarantine skipper handed hefty fine for clubbing

Taipei - A man in Taiwan had an expensive night out after he was fined Tw$1 million ($33,000) because he skipped quarantine to go clubbing, authorities said Monday.

Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace: Taipei

Taipei - Taiwan said it scrambled fighter jets Monday after Chinese military aircraft briefly crossed into its airspace, the first major incursion since the island's Beijing-wary president was re-elected in January.

Twitter row over Taiwan virus response hits UN aviation body

Taipei - A Twitter row over Taiwan's lack of access to international agencies to fight the new coronavirus outbreak has landed the UN aviation body in hot water after it blocked followers who criticised its refusal to work with the self-ruled island.

Virus exposes Beijing campaign to isolate Taiwan on global bodies

Taipei - The emergence of a deadly new virus in China has ignited fresh anger in neighbouring Taiwan about how the island has been squeezed out of international bodies, including the World Health Organization.

Taiwan reports first case of new SARS-like virus

Taipei - Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as the government warned the public against travelling to Chinese city where it emerged.

Taiwan gay couples urge foreign marriage rights after Tsai win

Taipei - Rights groups and gay couples called on Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen Tuesday to cement the island's reputation as a bastion of LGBT rights by recognising international same-sex marriages following her landslide re-election victory.

Taiwan 'already independent', Tsai warns China

Taipei - China must rethink its hardline stance towards Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, as she warned the island was already independent and that any invasion would be "very costly" for Beijing.

Taiwan 'already independent', president warns China

Taipei - China must accept that Taiwan is already independent, President Tsai Ing-wen has said, warning Beijing that any attempt to invade the democratic island would be "very costly".Tsai won a second term over the weekend with a record 8.

Shanghai cuts Prague ties after mayor announces Taipei twinning

Bejing - Shanghai cut ties with sister-city Prague Tuesday after the Czech capital announced a twinning agreement with Taiwan's capital Taipei.

China slams US for congratulating Tsai on Taiwan poll win

Bejing - China on Sunday slammed officials from the US and other countries for congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen after she was re-elected with a landslide victory in a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island.

Beijing loathe to ease pressure despite Taiwan election landslide

Taipei - China's campaign to isolate Taiwan has backfired spectacularly with voters handing President Tsai Ing-wen a landslide second term -- but authoritarian Beijing is unlikely to abandon its diplomatic cudgel anytime soon, analysts say.

Prague mayor condemns China, unveils Taipei partnership

Berlin - The mayor of Prague condemned China as an "unreliable partner" Sunday and told a German newspaper his city will sign a twinning agreement with Taiwan's capital Taipei.

US hails Taiwan leader's re-election, 'robust' democracy

Washington - The United States congratulated Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen for her re-election Saturday, hailing it as a demonstration of the self-ruled island's "robust democratic system.

Taiwan's Tsai wins landslide in stinging result for China

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide election victory on Saturday as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.

'We want this': Hong Kong election tourists join Taiwan rallies

Taipei - At a raucous election rally for Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, Hong Konger Karen Leung surveyed the huge crowd of excited flag-waving voters as a rap song blasted over the loudspeakers and sighed: "We want to have elections like this.

Tsai vs Han: Taiwan's top two presidential candidates

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is seeking a second term against the main challenger Han Kuo-yu in Saturday's elections.

The state of Taiwan: Five things to know

Taipei - Taiwan, which is voting for a new president and parliament, has been politically separated from China for the last seven decades but faces the threat of attack by Beijing should it ever declare independence.

Tsai leads count in Taiwan election dominated by China fears

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen was out in front as votes were being counted on Saturday after an election battle dominated by the democratic island's fraught relationship with China.

Huge rival rallies on final day before Taiwan votes

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential rivals held massive rallies Friday night in a final push to convince voters on the eve of a closely watched election that looks set to infuriate China and send ripples far beyond its borders.

Tsai vs Han: Taiwan's top two presidential candidates

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is seeking a second term against the main challenger Han Kuo-yu in Saturday's elections.

Taiwan rivals in final election push as China's shadow looms

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential rivals will hold mass rallies on Friday in a final push to convince voters ahead of a closely watched election that looks set to infuriate China and send ripples far beyond its borders.

Taiwan candidates court young voters as election looms

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates are waging an all-out charm offensive to woo millions of young people in the lead-up to this weekend's election, conscious their votes could push them over the finish line.

Taiwan economy an electoral weak spot for Tsai despite strong record

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen looks set to secure a second term in elections this weekend, but her Achilles heel is an economy that China has squeezed relentlessly in an effort to assert its control over the island's future.

Taiwan election candidates mourn victims of chopper crash

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates paid tribute Saturday to the island's military chief and other officers who perished in a helicopter crash just days before key elections.

Taiwan's military chief killed in chopper crash

Taipei - Taiwan's military chief was killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday, the defence ministry said, just days before the island goes to polls to elect a new president.

Taiwan passes law against China influence ahead of vote

Taipei - Taiwan passed a controversial bill Tuesday aimed at countering China's influence on the self-ruled island, less than two weeks before it goes to the polls to elect a new president.
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