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 At least 51 dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

At least 51 dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

At least 51 people were killed in Taiwan on Friday when a packed train collided with a vehicle on the tracks and then derailed inside a tunnel, in the island's worst railway accident in decades.

Four Taiwan ex-intelligence officers charged with spying for China

Four Taiwan ex-intelligence officers charged with spying for China

Four retired Taiwanese military intelligence officers -- including a major general -- have been indicted for spying for China, prosecutors said Saturday.

US envoy to UN to visit Taiwan; China says playing with fire

US envoy to UN to visit Taiwan; China says playing with fire

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, will visit Taiwan next week for meetings with senior Taiwanese leaders, Taiwan's government and the US mission to the UN said, prompting China to warn they were playing with fire.

Taiwan says Chinese jets made record 380 incursions in 2020

Taiwan says Chinese jets made record 380 incursions in 2020

Chinese jets made a record 380 incursions into Taiwan's defence zone last year, a defence official said Tuesday, as a military-linked think-tank warned tensions were now at their highest since the mid-1990s.

Pilot blamed for first Taiwan virus transmission since April

Pilot blamed for first Taiwan virus transmission since April

Taiwan reported its first local coronavirus transmission Tuesday, blaming a foreign pilot for ending 253 days of being virus-free.

Taiwan sends ships, aircraft as Chinese carrier passes island

Taiwan sends ships, aircraft as Chinese carrier passes island

Taiwan's navy and air force were deployed on Sunday as a Chinese aircraft carrier group led by the country's newest carrier, the Shandong, sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the day after a US warship transited the same waterway.

Taiwan expanding submarine fleet as China threat grows

Taiwan expanding submarine fleet as China threat grows

Taiwan began construction on a fleet of indigenous submarines on Tuesday, the latest move by the out-gunned island to bolster its defences against increasingly bellicose threats from Beijing.

Taiwan holds anti-landing drill on frontline island with China

Taiwan holds anti-landing drill on frontline island with China

Taiwan's armed forces have held anti-landing drills on one of its offshore islands close to China amid rising tensions with Beijing, the island's defence ministry said on Friday, showing images of a cannon firing and soldiers loading the guns.

Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz during US visit

Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz during US visit

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, crossing the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, in response to a senior US official holding talks in Taipei.

US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

A senior member of US President Donald Trump's administration landed in Taiwan Sunday for Washington's highest level visit since switching diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a trip Beijing has condemned.

Taiwan resumes ocean cruise amid pandemic

Taiwan resumes ocean cruise amid pandemic

Taiwan resumed an island-hopping ocean cruise on Sunday, joining a handful of places in the world to restart voyages after the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a virtual standstill.

Taiwan's 'Uncle Stone' turns pebbles into colourful keepsakes

Taiwan's 'Uncle Stone' turns pebbles into colourful keepsakes

From Chinese characters to traditional Aboriginal totems, artist Wu Rong-bi has been selling intricately painted pebbles on the streets in Taiwan for the last 40 years.