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  • Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes Taiwan: EMSC Oct 24, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes Taiwan: EMSC

    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.

  • Joe Biden says US would defend Taiwan against China invasion Oct 22, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Joe Biden says US would defend Taiwan against China invasion

    Authoritarian China regards self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize the island, by force if needed.

  • China hounds Taiwan with 'greyzone' war plane incursions Oct 22, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    China hounds Taiwan with 'greyzone' war plane incursions

    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.

  • Taiwan building inferno kills 46, dozens injured Oct 15, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Taiwan building inferno kills 46, dozens injured

    Residents reported hearing a number of loud noises when the fire first broke out on the lower floors.

  • Climate-fuelled drought forces Taiwan tea farmer in search of water Oct 14, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    Climate-fuelled drought forces Taiwan tea farmer in search of water

    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.

  • Fire leaves 46 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan Oct 14, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Fire leaves 46 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan

    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.

  • China says it carried out beach landing drills in Fujian province opposite Taiwan Oct 11, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    China says it carried out beach landing drills in Fujian province opposite Taiwan

    Fujian would be a key launching site for any Chinese invasion of Taiwan due to its geographical proximity.

  • Taiwan won't be forced to bow to China: President Tsai Ing-wen Oct 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    Taiwan won't be forced to bow to China: President Tsai Ing-wen

    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.

  • Taiwan crisis is a critical test of American resolve in Asia Oct 09, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    Taiwan crisis is a critical test of American resolve in Asia

    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.

  • China flies record 52 planes toward self-ruled Taiwan Oct 04, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    China flies record 52 planes toward self-ruled Taiwan

    Taiwanese air force scrambled the jets and monitored the movement of the Chinese warplanes on its air defense system.

  • Record 38 Chinese jets enter Taiwan defence zone on National Day Oct 02, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    Record 38 Chinese jets enter Taiwan defence zone on National Day

    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".

  • India’s chip industry can leapfrog on Taiwan deal, but beware of China Sep 29, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    India’s chip industry can leapfrog on Taiwan deal, but beware of China

    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

  • Semiconductor issue | India in talks with Taiwan to bring chip manufacturing in South Asia Sep 27, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    Semiconductor issue | India in talks with Taiwan to bring chip manufacturing in South Asia

    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.

  • China's Xi warns of 'grim' situation with Taiwan Sep 26, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    China's Xi warns of 'grim' situation with Taiwan

    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."

  • Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit Sep 19, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit

    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.

  • Taiwan cancels flights as weakened Typhoon Chanthu approaches Sep 12, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Taiwan cancels flights as weakened Typhoon Chanthu approaches

    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.

  • Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity Sep 06, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity

    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.

  • Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity Sep 05, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity

    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.

  • Japan ministry seeks 2.6% defense hike amid China worries Aug 31, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Japan ministry seeks 2.6% defense hike amid China worries

    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.

  • US warship transits Taiwan Strait after Chinese assault drills Aug 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST

    US warship transits Taiwan Strait after Chinese assault drills

    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.

  • Taiwan says China wants to 'emulate' the Taliban Aug 21, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    Taiwan says China wants to 'emulate' the Taliban

  • PV Sindhu loses to Taiwan's TY Tai in Tokyo Olympics 2020 Badminton Semi-Finals Jul 31, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    PV Sindhu loses to Taiwan's TY Tai in Tokyo Olympics 2020 Badminton Semi-Finals

    PV Sindhu had defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals by 21-13, 22-20.

  • Why is Taiwan not called Taiwan at the Olympics? Jul 27, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Why is Taiwan not called Taiwan at the Olympics?

    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.

  • Taiwan’s COVID-19 curbs drive spike in food packaging waste Jul 23, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    Taiwan’s COVID-19 curbs drive spike in food packaging waste

    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.

  • Japan to provide 1 million more COVID vaccine doses to Taiwan Jul 13, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Japan to provide 1 million more COVID vaccine doses to Taiwan

    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.

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