'China`s Xi meets Taiwan ruling party chief'

Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping held talks with the visiting leader of Taiwan`s ruling party on Monday, state media reported, the first such meeting for seven years. 

Taiwan ruling party chief heads to China for Xi meeting

The head of Taiwan`s ruling party departed Saturday for a high-profile visit to China, in the first visit to the mainland by a Kuomintang chief since 2008.

Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

One man died and another was hospitalised Monday after a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.

Taiwan protesters pelt eggs over China flight route

Taiwanese demonstrators threw eggs and slippers to protest against China's launch of a controversial new flight route on Sunday, accusing the government of failing to stand up to Beijing.

Protesters, police scuffle in Taiwan over China flight route

Taiwanese protesters scuffled with police for the second day in a row on Friday ahead of China`s planned launch of a controversial new flight route which has sparked security concerns.

Guinness World Record holder cycles up Taiwan skyscraper

 A Guinness World Record holder on Sunday cycled up 3,139 steps in the Taipei 101 tower, formerly the tallest building on the planet, in an astonishing feat of endurance.

Taiwan ship carrying 49 crew missing in South Atlantic

A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call but shortly after its skipper reported it was taking on water, authorities said Sunday.

Taiwan court sentences subway killer to death

A former college student was sentenced to death in Taiwan Friday for killing four people and wounding more than 20 others in a subway stabbing spree that shocked the island last year.

China postpones Taiwan flight routes after row: Taipei

China will postpone the launch of four new flight routes near Taiwan after a fierce backlash from the island's authorities over the plan, Taiwanese officials said on Monday.

5.9-magnitude quake rocks Taiwan

A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan early Saturday morning, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Taiwan recovers last missing victim of TransAsia crash

Taiwanese rescuers on Thursday recovered the remains of the last missing passenger in last week`s TransAsia plane crash, bringing the death toll to 43 in the airline`s second fatal accident in seven months.

Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

One of the two engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other before making a futile attempt to restart it, Taiwan's top aviation safety official said.

TransAsia starts pilot retraining after deadly crash

TransAsia Airways on Saturday started the first day of a programme to retrain its pilots after its second deadly crash in seven months, as rescuers retrieved three more bodies from the drowned plane.

Taiwan plane black boxes reveal both engines failed to provide thrust
Taiwan plane black boxes reveal both engines failed to provide thrust

Engines of a TransAsia plane that crashed into a river in Taipei killing 35 people failed to produce enough thrust to the propellers for two minutes after take-off, authorities said on Friday, revealing attempts to turn off and restart one engine.

Taiwan plane crash survivor says engine 'did not feel right'

From the start of the flight in Taiwan's capital, survivor Huang Jin-sun suspected trouble.

Taiwan plane survivors "changed seats before take-off"

A Taiwan couple and their two-year-old toddler who survived a plane crash in the centre of Taipei changed seats from the left hand side of the plane before take-off, a move that likely saved their lives, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Taiwan plane crash: 'Mayday, mayday, engine flameout' - pilot's distress call revealed
Taiwan plane crash: 'Mayday, mayday, engine flameout' - pilot's distress call revealed

In what suggests that the TransAsia Airways plane crash landed into Taipei river due to engine failure, a mayday distress call issued by the stricken plane's pilot has surfaced.

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead
Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late on Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others.

TransAsia chief apologises after plane crashes into Taiwan river

The chief executive of Taiwanese carrier TransAsia apologised on Wednesday after one of its planes crashed into a Taipei river, killing at least 11 people.

Taiwan plane crash lands into river: Death toll over 20, TransAsia CEO offers apology
Taiwan plane crash lands into river: Death toll over 20, TransAsia CEO offers apology

A Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 53 passengers and 5 crew members crashed into river shortly after take off on Wednesday, reports said.