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Taiwan: State in East Asia
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.5 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

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Iran, SAT, Taiwan: Here’s what you need to know.
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Taiwan votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. (May 17)
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Taiwan

Trump's Trade War Raises Concerns [Video]Trump's Trade War Raises Concerns

Cooperation between the US and China on issues including security is under threat as the trade war between the the two countries escalate. Ely Ratner, director of studies at the Center for a New..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:02Published

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage [Video]Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Reuters reports Taiwan has become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Thousands of demonstrators were seen outside parliament cheering and waving rainbow flags. Lawmakers of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage [Video]Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

Thousands of couples celebrate as Taiwan becomes the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:35Published

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage [Video]Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Birdies on a plane: Vietnam's Bamboo airways bets on golf for success [Video]Birdies on a plane: Vietnam's Bamboo airways bets on golf for success

As Vietnam's aviation sector booms and passenger numbers rise at double-digit rates, local upstart Bamboo Airways is teeing up what it hopes will be a novel way of standing out in a crowded market:..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Taiwan's LGBT community protests ahead of parliament vote [Video]Taiwan's LGBT community protests ahead of parliament vote

Hundreds of LGBT rights supporters gathered outside Taiwan's parliament on Tuesday (May 14) demanding for their rights as the parliament votes on three proposed bills

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

What To Do After Hotel Check In [Video]What To Do After Hotel Check In

Before you get comfortable there are a few precautions you should take. Here are some things to do after you check in at a hotel.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Tattoos made with ancestral techniques [Video]Tattoos made with ancestral techniques

The traditional culture of indigenous tattoos in Taiwan had almost disappeared after decades of being banned by the first Japanese colonists and later by the Chinese Nationalist government.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Bringing 'hand-tap' tattoos back to Taiwan [Video]Bringing 'hand-tap' tattoos back to Taiwan

The tattoo technique of hand-tapping had almost vanished from Taiwan. But artist Cudjuy Patjidres says he is devoted to reviving an important culture of his ancestors. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Trump Meets With Taiwanese Presidential Candidate Terry Gou [Video]Trump Meets With Taiwanese Presidential Candidate Terry Gou

Taiwanese presidential hopeful Terry Gou recently met President Donald Trump. The White House said Trump met with him at the White House in Washington. According to CNN, Trump gave Gou some advice:..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Hong Kong bookseller flees to Taiwan [Video]Hong Kong bookseller flees to Taiwan

A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by China is seeking refuge in Taiwan, saying his home city will no longer be safe when new laws are enacted allowing extradition to China. Justin Solomon..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

China Has Elevated Its Missile Capabilities Posing Unprecedented Challenge To The U.S. [Video]China Has Elevated Its Missile Capabilities Posing Unprecedented Challenge To The U.S.

According to a report by Reuters, Chinese President Xi Jinping elevated his country's missile forces to a level where they pose an unprecedented challenge to the aircraft carriers and bases that form..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China [Video]New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

Under Xi Jinping, Beijing has elevated its missile forces to a point where many rockets in the Chinese arsenal now rival or outperform those of the United States. This dramatic shift could render..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:52Published

Earthquake with 6.1 magnitude hits Taiwan's east coast [Video]Earthquake with 6.1 magnitude hits Taiwan's east coast

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's east coast on Thursday (April 18), shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital, Taipei.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits newsroom in Taiwan [Video]Magnitude 6.1 quake hits newsroom in Taiwan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien, shaking buildings with no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:32Published

Foxconn's Gou to follow 'order of sea goddess' as he weighs Taiwan election run [Video]Foxconn's Gou to follow 'order of sea goddess' as he weighs Taiwan election run

Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn 2317.TW, says he "will follow the instruction" of a sea goddess who has told him to run in Taiwan's presidential election next year. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Foxconn chief Gou weighs run for Taiwan president [Video]Foxconn chief Gou weighs run for Taiwan president

Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou said he is considering whether to run for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, a day after Reuters reported the tycoon planned to step down from the world's largest..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Prostate Cancer Drug Leads To Increased Risk Of Another Dangerous Condition [Video]Prostate Cancer Drug Leads To Increased Risk Of Another Dangerous Condition

A new study reveals a common prostate cancer drug has been linked to type 2 diabetes. According to UPI, researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that men taking 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Bees found living in woman's eye [Video]Bees found living in woman's eye

A Taiwanese woman is recovering after having four living bees removed from one of her eyes. Doctors say the tiny bees were feeding off the tears inside her eye. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Woman Has Insects In Her Eyes [Video]Woman Has Insects In Her Eyes

According to CNN.com, "Doctors treating a Taiwanese woman for a swollen eye were shocked to find four tiny bees living under her left eyelid. The miniscule insects, known as sweat bees, are 3 to 4..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Admin. Puts Hold on Sale of Jet Fighters to Taiwan [Video]Trump Admin. Puts Hold on Sale of Jet Fighters to Taiwan

The sale was unofficially approved at the end of March.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute [Video]Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will tell his troops to prepare for a "suicide mission" to defend Thitu Island.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

 

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan is first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage

The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.
USATODAY.com - Published

Taiwan's government legalize same-sex marriage in 1st for Asia

Legislature's vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody
CBS News - Published

Taiwan parliament weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan parliament begins discussion of landmark same-sex legislation

Taiwan's parliament on Friday began discussion of a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage, amid a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled island.
Reuters - Published

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