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Taiwan evacuates over 6,000 as typhoon lingers

Last Updated: Monday, October 05, 2009, 14:43

Taiwan has evacuated more than 6,000 villagers as Typhoon Parma lingered in seas near the island, bringing heavy rains and causing landslides, a rescue official said.

Dalai Lama wraps up sensitive Taiwan visit

Last Updated: Friday, September 04, 2009, 09:50

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, ended his sensitive Taiwan visit on Friday, leaving Taipei to mend the damage to its relations with Beijing from his visit.

Taiwan wants no politics during Dalai Lama`s visit

Last Updated: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 14:40

Taiwanese officials said on Sunday they hope the Dalai Lama will stay clear of politics to avoid angering China during his visit to comfort victims of the island`s worst storm in 50 years.

Taiwan sends envoy to China over Dalai Lama visit: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 16:24

Taiwan`s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party has sent a special envoy to China to firm up ties ahead of the Dalai Lama`s controversial visit to the island, a report said on Saturday.

Taiwan President has no plans to meet Dalai Lama

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 10:51

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will not be meeting the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visits next week, the President`s office said on Saturday, a move aimed at avoiding renewed tensions with China.

Taiwan taking pains to make Dalai Lama`s visit non-political

Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009, 16:31

Taiwan`s government is trying to keep the Dalai Lama`s activities non-political during his visit next week to avoid angering China with which it has recently enjoyed warming ties.

Taiwan, challenging China, to let Dalai Lama visit

Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 11:26

Taiwan on Thursday said it has agreed to let the Dalai Lama visit the island to comfort survivors of a devastating typhoon, a decision that could anger China.

Taiwan confirms 376 dead, 254 missing from typhoon

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 15:29

Taiwan`s government on Tuesday confirmed that 376 people were killed while 254 were missing after Typhoon Morakot struck two weeks ago, bringing the worst flooding in the island`s history.

Taiwan confirms 292 deaths from typhoon Morakot

Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009, 19:57

Taiwan`s government on Monday confirmed that 292 people were killed and 385 missing after Typhoon Morakot struck the island and caused its worst flooding in half a century.

Typhoon Morakot claimed 650 lives: Taiwan

Last Updated: Sunday, August 23, 2009, 14:19

The death toll from Typhoon Morakot was raised to at least 650 on Sunday after the worst weather disaster to hit Taiwan in half a century.

Taiwan`s envoy to Japan on vacation during typhoon: Reports

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 16:28

Taiwan`s top envoy to Japan went for a vacation as the island country was reeling under the worst typhoon in half a century that left more than 500 people dead, local media reported on Saturday.

Taiwan begins 3-day mourning period after typhoon

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 11:37

Taiwan began a three-day mourning period to remember the victims of Typhoon Morakot on Saturday, two weeks after the island`s worst weather disaster in 50 years devastated its mountainous south.