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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.

Pro-independence mayor named new Taiwan premier

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen named a staunchly pro-independence city mayor as her new premier Tuesday in a move which some analysts said would rile China.

Taiwan ex-leader Ma found not guilty in leaks case

Taipei - A Taiwanese court Friday found former president Ma Ying-jeou not guilty in a political leaks case, his second acquittal in a raft of lawsuits brought against him since he stepped down last year.

Unwanted statues of a defeated general? Taiwan has the answer

- As the United States wrestles with the problem of what to do with monuments to a divisive history, Taiwan has found a solution -- a park dedicated to unwanted statues of a controversial figure from its past.

Girl meets boy: Taiwan's tribal matchmaking festival

Hualian - As night falls on a square in the village of Matai'an, young women cast critical eyes over a dancing circle of men in embroidered skirts and feathered head dresses as part of an ancient match-making ritual.

Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

Taipei - A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office Friday, authorities said.

Taiwan urges restraint after China plane enters defence zone

Taipei - Taiwan on Tuesday urged Beijing to exercise restraint after a Chinese military aircraft entered its air defence zone following a recent spate of drills that have ratcheted up cross-strait tensions.

Taiwan or Chinese Taipei? 'Little Olympics' spotlights China row

Taipei - Taiwan is about to host its largest ever sporting event, attracting thousands of athletes from around the world, but the World University Games, dubbed the "Little Olympics", has highlighted tensions with China and Taiwan's struggle for international r...

Taiwan braces for second storm after Nesat injured 103

Taipei - Taiwan braced for its second storm in two days on Sunday after Typhoon Nesat battered the island, leaving at least 103 injured while causing flooding and widespread power outages.

Taiwan braces for its first typhoon of the year

Taipei - Taiwan suspended trains and closed schools on Saturday as it braced for its first typhoon of the year.

Thai cops bust $3 million phone scam gang

Bangkok - A gang of 44 people from China and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned $3 million from scores of victims, police said Monday.

Taiwan lawmakers clash in more parliament chaos

Taipei - Taiwan's parliament descended into chaos for a second consecutive day Friday with lawmakers wielding chairs above their heads and throwing water balloons as they brawled over a controversial infrastructure project.

Pain runs deep for Taiwan artists 30 years after 'White Terror'

Taipei - When saxophonist Chen Shen-ching was jailed during Taiwan's "White Terror" political purges, it was music that helped him hold on to his sanity.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - The Maltese parliament has approved gay marriage, which now is authorised in more than 20 nations worldwide, 15 of which are in Europe.

Taiwan lawmakers go for the jugular in parliament brawl

Taipei - Taiwanese lawmakers tried to choke each other and threw water bombs during a chaotic session at the island's parliament Thursday as the government of President Tsai Ing-wen pressed ahead with controversial reforms.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Germany legalised gay marriage on Friday, which now is authorised in about 20 nations around the world, the majority of which are in Europe.

Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu

Taipei - Taiwan said Wednesday that it was willing to offer cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo treatment after prison officials granted him medical parole, in a move likely to rile Beijing.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has softened her opposition to gay marriage, which is legal in about 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe.

Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit

Taipei - Taiwan fiercely criticised the United Nations on Friday after its students were barred from visiting a public hearing in Geneva as Beijing seeks to further isolate the island internationally.

Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit

Taipei - Taiwan fiercely criticised the United Nations on Friday after its students were barred from visiting a public hearing in Geneva as Beijing seeks to further isolate the island internationally.
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