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After Taiwan, massive 7.7 magnitude quake hits Mexico; 1 dead
After Taiwan, massive 7.7 magnitude quake hits Mexico; 1 dead

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said it a tweet that "fortunately there was no major damage" in the capital following Monday's quake.

  • Tuesday, 20 September 2022
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6.9-magnitude quake hits Taiwan

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 2:44 p.m. Sunday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

  • Sunday, 18 September 2022
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China again threatens to take Taiwan by force if necessary

The latest tensions were triggered last week by a visit to Taipei by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who travelled there despite Beijing's fierce opposition.

  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022
China launches long-range airstrike drills around Taiwan
China launches long-range airstrike drills around Taiwan

The Eastern Theatre Command of the Chinese military said around noon local time that it conducted live-fire drills in the waters and airspace around Taiwan "as planned", CNN reported.

  • Sunday, 07 August 2022
China begins final day of military exercises around Taiwan
China begins final day of military exercises around Taiwan

Taiwan's military reported that 20 Chinese military aircraft and 14 warships had taken part in exercises

  • Sunday, 07 August 2022
China performing simulation of attack on Taiwan: Defence Ministry
China performing simulation of attack on Taiwan: Defence Ministry

China has suspended dialogue with the US on climate action and on certain military matters, while it ceased cooperation on issues such as the fight against organized crime, drugs and the repatriation of illegal immigrants altogether.

  • Saturday, 06 August 2022
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Chinese fighter jets, warships rattle Taiwan as drills continue

Multiple Chinese aircraft and vessels crossed the unofficial, but so far mostly respected, centre line in the 130-km-wide Taiwan Strait separating the island from the mainland, reports dpa news agency.

  • Saturday, 06 August 2022
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China sends warships, jets close to Taiwan as tensions escalate

Taiwan's military responded with radio warnings and put air patrol forces, naval ships and shore-based missile systems on alert, the Ministry added.

  • Friday, 05 August 2022
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US condemns China's provocative military action in Taiwan strait

China has chosen to overreact and use the visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a pretext to increase provocative military activity in and around the Taiwan Strait, he said.

  • Friday, 05 August 2022
Pelosi's visit seeks to defy superpower China and reassure ally Taiwan
Pelosi's visit seeks to defy superpower China and reassure ally Taiwan

So far, Beijing has not taken any major steps other than suspending trade with Taipei on certain products.

  • Thursday, 04 August 2022
China fires missiles near Taiwan as PLA encircles island
China fires missiles near Taiwan as PLA encircles island

Earlier, the Eastern Theater Command said that it had conducted long-range, live-fire training in the Taiwan Strait, state broadcaster CCTV reported, as part of planned military exercises around the island.

  • Thursday, 04 August 2022
N Korea slams Pelosi's Taiwan visit, backs China's position
N Korea slams Pelosi's Taiwan visit, backs China's position

The speaker of the US House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday night despite fierce protests from China, becoming the highest-level official to make a formal trip there in decades

  • Wednesday, 03 August 2022
China to begin military drills around Taiwan as Pelosi visits
China to begin military drills around Taiwan as Pelosi visits

An announcement from the People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command said beginning Tuesday night a series of exercises would be held on the sea and in the air surrounding Taiwan, the self-governed island that China says is its sovereign territory.

  • Wednesday, 03 August 2022
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China Could Invade Taiwan After Seeing West's Response To Ukraine Invasion: Oxford Prof

China could invade Taiwan after seeing the West's response to Russia's brutal war in Ukraine, a leading historian has warned, Daily Mail reported.

  • Friday, 25 February 2022
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Taiwan Says It Won't Bow To Pressure From China

Taiwan considers itself a sovereign state, while China views it as a breakaway province.

  • Sunday, 10 October 2021
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Odisha boy secures berth in Indian team for Little Baseball Championship

Jajpur: Jajpur boy Abhijit Rout has secured berth in the 18-member Indian squad for the upcoming Little Baseball Championship to be held in Taiwan. Abhijit, a standard VIII student of Jujhapada school in Dangadi block of Jajpur district, is on cloud nine over his selection. “My hard work paid off as I had developed interest […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Taiwan rejects same sex marriage

Taipei: Taiwan has rejected same-sex marriages, in a blow to the island’s reputation as a rights trailblazer in Asia. The referendum results came despite a high court ruling in March 2017 in favour of such unions that had given parliament two years to amend laws or pass new ones. It was unclear how Saturday’s voting […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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ASUS Zenfone 5Z 256GB variant to be available from July 30

New Delhi: Taiwanese handset maker ASUS on Friday said the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant of its new flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone will be available starting July 30 on Flipkart for Rs 36,999. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. ZenFone 5Z comes with […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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ASUS launches new devices at Computex 2018

Taipei: Taiwan-based technology giant ASUS on Tuesday announced new products including ZenBook Pro 15, ZenBook Pro 14, ZenBook S, a full line-up of VivoBook notebooks and VivoWatch with blood pressure (BP) monitor. The products were unveiled by ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih at a press event at “Computex 2018” in Taipei. “The press event also included […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Irrfan's 'Hindi Medium' heads to Taiwan

Mumbai:  Actor Irrfan Khan’s “Hindi Medium”, which takes a comical look at the underbelly of India’s education system, will be releasing in Taiwan. Zee Studios International, the overseas distributor of the film, is extending its international release to China and Taiwan, read a statement. Released in India on May 19, the story of “Hindi Medium” revolves […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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HTC lays off US staff, merges smartphone, VR units

San Francisco: Taiwan-based HTC Corporation has confirmed that it has laid off several employees from its US offices and will merge its virtual reality (VR) and smartphone departments, media reports said. HTC said the company will undergo some reorganisation, merging its smartphone and VR businesses to reduce operation cost, The Verge reported on Friday. “We […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Two killed, 219 injured in Taiwan quake

Taipei: Two people were killed and 219 others injured on Wednesday after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan. According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien county, reports Xinhua news agency. The epicentre was monitored at 24.13 degrees north latitude and 121.71 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 11 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Pentagon report mistakenly labels Taiwan part of China

Washington: The US Department of Defence (DOD) was forced to correct several mistakes in its Nuclear Posture Review after an initial version of the report released last week labelled Taiwan as part of China, the media reported. A copy of the report was temporarily removed from the DOD’s website over the weekend after the Taiwan error […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Delta Airlines apologises for listing China's territories as independent countries

Beijing: Delta Airlines has apologised for listing Tibet and Taiwan as independent countries on its official website and promised to take immediate measures to correct the mistakes. Delta apologized deeply for the serious mistakes that has hurt Chinese people’s feelings and it was taking immediate steps to resolve it, said a statement posted on Friday […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Hot Air Balloon Festival in Andhra's Araku Valley

New Delhi: First edition of the Hot Air Balloon Festival is all set to kick off at Araku valley near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Scheduled to start from Tuesday, the three daylong event will experience participation of 13 countries that include the US, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. The Hot Air Balloon festival is being […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
iPhone 8 Plus screen split open while charging: Reports

San Francisco:  A user from Taiwan claimed her iPhone 8 Plus, which belongs to Apple’s latest line-up of devices, split open while it was charging. “So far, the finger of blame is being pointed at the battery. Unconfirmed reports state the iPhone 8 Plus uses the same battery manufacturer, Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), as the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Taiwan bans all trade with N.Korea

Taipei: The Taiwanese government on Tuesday banned all trade with North Korea, complying with various UN resolutions despite Taipei not being a member of the organisation. The ban will have a limited impact on North Korea due to its relatively insignificant bilateral trade with Taiwan, reports Efe news. During the first seven months in 2017, North […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Google acquires HTC's Pixel team for $1.1bn

San Francisco: Ending months of speculations, Google on Thursday announced to acquire part of the Taiwan-based HTC Corporation’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. Certain HTC employees – many of whom are working with Google to develop its Pixel smartphones – will join the US tech giant. However, HTC will continue onward with its own […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Taiwan Open Athletic: Dutee Chand bags second gold in 200m race

Taoyuan City (Taiwan): Promising sprinter Dutee Chand bagged her second gold by winning the women’s 200m race in a clean sweep of medals by the Indians at the Taiwan Open Athletics Championships in Taiwan on Friday. Dutee clocked 23.52secs in the 200m sprint final to win the gold while compatriots Srabani Nanda and H M […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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It is 'unfair' that India is not in UNSC: Taiwan

New Delhi: Taiwan on Friday made a strong pitch for India’s inclusion in the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying it needs to be reconstituted as the veto power is with very few countries which is disproportionate to the membership of the United Nations. Taiwan Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) Representative, Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien said India […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Taipei: Taiwan’s Parliament on Friday legalized same-sex marriage following a vote, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. In 2017, the island’s constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry, reports the BBC. Parliament was given a two-year deadline and was required […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
India, Taiwan Exchange Knowledge On Promotion, Preservation Of Mountain Railways
India, Taiwan Exchange Knowledge On Promotion, Preservation Of Mountain Railways

New Delhi: India and Taiwan, both endowed with impressive heritage mountain railways, have exchanged knowledge and experience in preserving and maintaining their tangible and intangible rail inventory amid increasing natural disasters due to climate change, officials said on Monday. While Indian Railways, with its UNESCO World Heritage railway routes, remains a model for technical caretaking […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
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Death Toll Rises To 51 In Taiwan Train Derailment Tragedy

Taipei: At least 51 people were killed when a train collided with a truck and derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday, officials said, noting that the death toll may rise…

  • Saturday, 03 April 2021
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41 Killed, Dozens Injured In Taiwan Train Derailment

Taipei: At least 41 people were killed in a deadly train derailment in Taiwan’s in Hualien county on Friday, officials said, adding 72 passengers were still trapped. At 9.28 a.m. (local time), the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) No. 408 Taroko train en route from Shulin, New Taipei, to Taitung, suddenly derailed as it entered the […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
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