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Beijing threatens ‘heavy price’ if US envoy travels to Taiwan

Democratic and self-ruled Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by authoritarian China, which views the island as its own territory and has vowed to seize it one day, by force if ...

 Ambassador Kelly Craft (C) talks to media

Taiwan confident of trade deal with new US government

Taiwan’s foreign minister voiced confidence on Saturday that the incoming government of US president-elect Joe Biden would support a long sought-after bilateral trade agreement

An aerial view of the landscape in Taipei, Taiwan, on 19 November 2020

China threatens retaliation over new US arms sales to Taiwan

China threatened on Thursday to retaliate against the latest US arms sale to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, as the island welcomed the weapons package but said it was not looking to get into an arms race ...

Taiwan's defence minister Yen De-fa answers questions asked by lawmakers in parliament in Taipei, Taiwan, on 22 October 2020

Taiwan says not seeking arms race with China after new US arms sale

Taiwan is not seeking to get involved in an arms race with China but does need a credible combat capability, defence minister Yen De-fa said on Thursday, after the United States approved a potential ...

Taiwan's defence minister Yen De-fa answers questions asked by lawmakers in parliament in Taipei, Taiwan, 22 October, 2020

US destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait, provoking China

A US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait in what the American military described as a "routine" passage Wednesday, but enraging China, which claims sovereignty over the island and surrounding ...

This US Navy photo obtained April 21, 2015 shows the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG) 60 as they sail in the US 5th Fleet area of operations on 16 April 2015.

Taiwan president calls for ‘meaningful dialogue’ with China

Democratic Taiwan has come under increasing pressure from Beijing, which has ramped up air force activity near the island in the past few weeks, including crossing the Taiwan Strait’s sensitive mid ...

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, on 10 October 2020

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Children jumping into river Buriganga from a boat at Shyambazar, Dhaka on 18 September 2020.

Taiwan's award-winning winemaker aims to revive fading tradition

Standing amid rows of metal-bound barrels in a vineyard, Chen Chien-hao holds up a glass of wine to scrutinise its golden hue.

Chen Chien-hao, 52, holds a glass of his wine at Shu Sheng Leisure Domaine in Taichung, Taiwan, 20 July 2020.

Taiwan's virus cases top 200 for first time

Taiwan's government on Tuesday announced 20 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 215.

Customers wearing face masks are seen next to empty shelves of toilet and kitchen paper section at a supermarket in Taipei.

Virus spread beyond China drives investors to dollars

Asian currencies slid on Monday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China drove fears of a pandemic and sent investors flocking to gold and the dollar for safety.Italy, South Korea and ...

Virus spread beyond China drives investors to dollars
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