Oct 24, 2021 12:01 PM IST
It had a depth of 66.8 km (41.5 miles), and could be felt across the northern and eastern parts of Taiwan, with the epicentre in Yilan county, the weather bureau added.
- Oct 22, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Authoritarian China regards self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize the island, by force if needed.
- Oct 22, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Self-ruled Taiwan has lived under the threat of a Chinese invasion since the two sides split at the end of a civil war in 1949.
- Oct 15, 2021 09:14 AM IST
Residents reported hearing a number of loud noises when the fire first broke out on the lower floors.
- Oct 14, 2021 04:34 PM IST
A once-in-a-century drought last year followed by torrential rain this year has decimated tea crops and left Taiwan's farmers scrambling to adapt to the extreme weather changes.
- Oct 14, 2021 03:14 PM IST
The 13-story building caught fire around 3 am Thursday, fire officials in the city of Kaohsiung said. A fire department statement said the blaze was “extremely fierce” and destroyed many floors.
- Oct 11, 2021 07:01 PM IST
Fujian would be a key launching site for any Chinese invasion of Taiwan due to its geographical proximity.
- Oct 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Claimed by China as its own territory, Taiwan has come under growing military and political pressure to accept Beijing's rule, including repeated Chinese air force missions in Taiwan's air defence identification zone, to international concern.
- Oct 09, 2021 07:28 PM IST
There’s little doubt that the recent PLA Air Force intrusions into Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone are intended as threats. But they also seem designed not to provoke an actual crisis.
- Oct 04, 2021 07:01 PM IST
Taiwanese air force scrambled the jets and monitored the movement of the Chinese warplanes on its air defense system.
- Oct 02, 2021 09:50 AM IST
The show of force on China's National Day on Friday near the self-ruled democratic island, which Beijing claims as part of its territory, came in the same week it accused Britain of sending a warship into the Taiwan Strait with "evil intentions".
- Sep 29, 2021 03:21 PM IST
India’s tango with Taiwan could be disconcerting China, which regards the Taiwan as one of its ‘own provinces’. Moreover, India’s ‘One-China Policy’ does make New Delhi cautious as to not make it a big announcement giving due regards for Beijing’s concerns
- Sep 27, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Almost all of the world’s semiconductors – the foundation of every-day electronics – are made by one company, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). But as demand for chips increases exponentially with the relentless march of technology, the company’s dominance puts the world in a vulnerable position as Taiwan remains the focal point of tensions between the US and China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory.
- Sep 26, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Beijing has stepped up military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan since the 2016 election of President Tsai Ing-wen, who views the island as a sovereign nation and not part of "one China."
- Sep 19, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Taiwan's Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung said China had behaved unilaterally without providing scientific evidence, and criticised the announcement for coming during the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated by Taiwan and China.
- Sep 12, 2021 08:07 AM IST
At 1200 GMT, Typhoon Chanthu was 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Taiwan's southernmost tip, packing gusts of up to 198 kilometres an hour, the bureau said.
- Sep 06, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the self-ruled island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence zone near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.
- Sep 05, 2021 03:59 PM IST
China often mounts such missions to express displeasure at something Taiwan has done or at shows of international support for the democratically ruled island, especially by the United States, Taiwan's main arms provider.
- Aug 31, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Japan’s concerns about China’s increasingly assertive military actions in the region, as well as Beijing’s growing tension with Taiwan and rivalry with the United States, were specifically noted in this year’s defense report adopted in July.
- Aug 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
The Kidd, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, accompanied by the Coast Guard cutter Munro, transited 'through international waters in accordance with international law,' the US Navy said in a statement.
- Aug 21, 2021 04:24 PM IST
- Jul 31, 2021 04:42 PM IST
PV Sindhu had defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals by 21-13, 22-20.
- Jul 27, 2021 06:53 PM IST
Taiwan has been given a host of names at the Olympics over the years because of its peculiar international status. Despite being a self-ruled democracy of 23 million people with its own borders, currency and government, Taiwan's status remains disputed.
- Jul 23, 2021 11:29 AM IST
Taiwan has been dealing with an outbreak of community COVID-19 transmissions since April after months of few domestic infections and has since mid-May been under curbs that limited personal gatherings and curtailed restaurants to take-out service.
- Jul 13, 2021 09:30 AM IST
Motegi told reporters that the AstraZeneca Plc shots would be sent on Thursday, which would bring the country's total donations to Taiwan so far to almost 3.4 million doses.