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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen
Taiwan Says It Won't Bow To Pressure From China

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

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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abhijit Rout
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]