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Taiwan: Country 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 north-east, 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 23.7 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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China's parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China's legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighboring Taiwan in allowing same-sex..
Reuters - Published

State Dept approves possible $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Taiwan

Protesters in Taiwan demand apology from Japan [Video]Protesters in Taiwan demand apology from Japan

Dozens of activists joined a protest in front of Japan's de facto embassy in Taipei on Wednesday (August 14), demanding an official formal apology and monetary compensation for the Taiwanese "comfort..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Coach, Givenchy apologize over T-shirts [Video]Coach, Givenchy apologize over T-shirts

Chinese brand ambassadors for labels like Coach and Givenchy have cut ties with the companies over products they say violate China's sovereignty. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Shocked cats caught on camera during earthquake [Video]Shocked cats caught on camera during earthquake

Home security camera footage shows five house cats in Taipei curiously looking around while being shaken by an earthquake early Thursday. A 6.0 magnitude quake caused minor damage in north-eastern..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Cats in Taipei get a fright as 6.0-magnitude earthquake makes buildings tremble [Video]Cats in Taipei get a fright as 6.0-magnitude earthquake makes buildings tremble

The earthquake caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan early on Thursday morning as the island braced for the arrival of a severe typhoon

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

Taiwan quake sends house cats into a panic [Video]Taiwan quake sends house cats into a panic

Skittish cats are caught on camera reacting to a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck off Taiwan's coast on Thursday (August 8). Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Audio reveals Ronald Reagan calling African delegates 'monkeys' [Video]Audio reveals Ronald Reagan calling African delegates 'monkeys'

In a recently emerged audio recording from 1971, then-California Governor Ronald Reagan can he heard disparaging African delegates to the United Nations as "monkeys" during a phone call with U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Pompeo Criticized China After Meeting With Their Top Diplomat [Video]Pompeo Criticized China After Meeting With Their Top Diplomat

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently criticized China after meeting with his Chinese counterpart. According to Reuters, Pompeo spoke out against Chinese “coercion” of Southeast Asian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea [Video]Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized Chinese "coercion" in the disputed South China Sea, at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations with world powers. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Taiwan leader willing to help Hong Kong protesters seeking asylum [Video]Taiwan leader willing to help Hong Kong protesters seeking asylum

Protesters who stormed Hong Kong's legislature have fled to Taiwan, fearing they could face serious punishment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S. [Video]In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from “overseas..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

US approves possible $2.2bn arms sale to Taiwan [Video]US approves possible $2.2bn arms sale to Taiwan

The sale of weapons, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, announced despite Chinese opposition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published

 

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S...
Reuters - Published

Taiwan sharply boosts defense budget amid China tension

Taiwan unveiled its largest defense spending increase in more than a decade on Thursday amid rising military tensions with its giant neighbor China, which considers the self-ruled island its own and..
Reuters - Published

Coach, Givenchy in hot water over China T-shirt row

Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies over products which they said violated China's sovereignty by identifying Hong Kong and Taiwan as..
Reuters - Published

Paid 'news': China using Taiwan media to win hearts and minds on island - sources

The articles on the website of the leading Taiwan newspaper were gushing about a new Chinese government program to lure Taiwanese entrepreneurs to the mainland.
Reuters - Published

China issues 'red alert' as super typhoon approaches mainland

China's weather bureau issued a red alert early on Friday as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast, after forcing flight cancellations in Taiwan and shutting markets..
Reuters - Published

Bubble tea brawl: Taiwan brands face mainland boycott over Hong Kong gesture

Internet users on the Chinese mainland have blacklisted popular bubble tea brands from Taiwan after a Hong Kong franchise urged solidarity with street protesters in the Asian financial hub.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan orders markets, schools closed on Friday as super typhoon approaches

Authorities in Taiwan have ordered markets, businesses and schools to close on Friday as a super typhoon approaches the island, forcing flight cancellations and landslide warnings shortly after an..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan braces for typhoon hours after earthquake strikes

A powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday, bringing the risk of landslides and high seas, weather forecasters said, hours after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island.
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 6.0 quake rattles Taiwan, triggers some power cuts

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan's northeastern coast on Thursday, the island's weather bureau said, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 2,000 buildings.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan rattled by 6.0 magnitude quake, no immediate reports of damage: weather bureau

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan's northeastern coastal city of Yilan on Thursday, the island's weather bureau said, with no immediate reports of damage.
Reuters - Published

China blocks movies, stars from Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

China's film regulator on Wednesday said it was blocking the mainland movie industry from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards without a giving a reason, in the latest sign of rising tensions..
Reuters - Published

China to stop issuing individual permits for Taiwan travel

China has announced it will stop printing permits for individual citizens to travel to Taiwan. Beijing views the island as part of its territory, but Taiwan views itself as an independent country...
CBS News - Published

Senior Chinese diplomat urges U.S. caution on Taiwan, Hong Kong issues

China and the United States have different values but both share common interests, senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday, following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the foreign..
Reuters - Published

China says Taiwan ruling party's independence promotion dampens conditions for travel

China's Taiwan Affairs Office said on Thursday that Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) promotion for independence has seriously dampened conditions for mainland citizens' travel to..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan rebukes China for tourism ban amid rising tension

Taiwan's president on Thursday rebuked China over a ban on individual permits for its visitors to the self-ruled island, saying the move aimed to manipulate coming presidential elections amid..
Reuters - Published

Taipei mayor to form political party in challenge to Taiwan president

The mayor of Taipei said on Thursday he will form a political party to run in Taiwan's 2020 elections, a move that could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen's re-election and shake up the political..
Reuters - Published

China to halt individual tourism permits for Taiwan amid rising tension

China will stop issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan to people in 47 mainland cities from Aug. 1, its culture and tourism ministry said on Wednesday, citing the state of ties with the..
Reuters - Published

China to conduct military drills in waters near Taiwan

China's military is holding exercises this week in waters near Taiwan, China's maritime safety agency said, days after Beijing reiterated it is ready to fight if there is any move towards independence..
Reuters - Published

U.S. warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait amid China tension

The U.S. military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan urges China to renounce the use of force as Beijing warns of war

Taiwan on Wednesday called on China to renounce the use of force against the self-ruled island, hours after Beijing warned that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan's independence.
Reuters - Published

China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

China's defense ministry warned on Wednesday that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan's independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its..
Reuters - Published

China's defense ministry says U.S. undermining global strategic stability

China's said on Wednesday the United States is undermining global strategic stability by expanding defense spending and selling arms to Taiwan.
Reuters - Published

China-friendly Taiwan mayor beats Foxconn's Gou in opposition's presidential primary

A China-friendly mayor in Taiwan on Monday won the opposition party's nomination for the 2020 presidential election, beating Foxconn founder Terry Gou and issuing a direct challenge to President Tsai..
Reuters - Published

China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell arms to Taiwan

China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move..
Reuters - Published

Kaohsiung mayor wins opposition party's nomination for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election

The mayor of Taiwan's southern port city Han Kuo-yu on Monday won the opposition party's hotly contested nomination for the 2020 presidential election, posting a direct challenge to President Tsai..
Reuters - Published

After Taiwan buys arms, China holds military drills on southeast coast

China's military recently carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, following the latest arms sales from the United States to self-ruled Taiwan,..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after the neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan last year.
Reuters - Published

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan

China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2 billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and..
Reuters - Published

China says U.S. should 'not play with fire' on Taiwan

China's top diplomat Wang Yi warned the United States on Friday that it should "not play with fire" on the question of Taiwan, expressing anger about a planned U.S. arms sale to Taiwan.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president in U.S. after warning of threat from 'overseas forces'

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and the island faced threats from "overseas..
Reuters - Published

U.S. draws China's ire with proposed $2.2B arms sale to Taiwan

Beijing claims Taiwan as its territory, and has been making more overt military threats and trying to isolate the tiny, self-ruled island
CBS News - Published

China calls on U.S. to withdraw arms sale to Taiwan

China's foreign ministry called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw a potential $2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan's president to visit U.S. in July, angering China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States in July while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said on Monday, angering China, which urged Washington not..
Reuters - Published

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