Second death after Taiwan water park disaster
Second death after Taiwan water park disaster

 A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", as a court froze the assets of organisers to ensure they pay out victims.

Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash, report says
Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash, report says

 The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane`s only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan`s Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday.

Young partygoer dies after Taiwan water park disaster
Young partygoer dies after Taiwan water park disaster

 A 20-year-old partygoer died Monday after suffering 90 percent burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", with organisers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

Witnesses describe `hell` of Taiwan water park blast
Witnesses describe `hell` of Taiwan water park blast

 Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500 on Sunday, almost 200 of them seriously.

Taiwan probes water park fire as tally of injured reaches 519
Taiwan probes water park fire as tally of injured reaches 519

More than 500 people were injured, almost 200 of them seriously, when a ball of fire ripped through a crowd at a water park outside Taiwan's capital Taipei, authorities said today.

More than 200 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park
More than 200 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park

More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at a water park outside Taiwan`s capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said.

China angered at US Senate bill on Taiwan military cooperation

China`s Defence Ministry expressed anger on Thursday after the US Senate passed a bill which would encourage self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, to take part in US military exercises.

Chinese mushroom used in medicine may reduce weight gain

 A mushroom, which has been used in Chinese medicine for a long time can help slow weight gain.

China says will welcome only anti-independence candidate for Taiwan president

China on Thursday said it would welcome only an anti-independence candidate at Taiwan`s presidential election in January, offering its first comment on the likely contender for the island`s pro-China ruling Nationalist Party.

China says about to finish some land reclamation in South China Sea
China says about to finish some land reclamation in South China Sea

China is about to complete some of its land reclamation work on the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, shedding light on a controversial project that has inflamed regional tension.

China to remove visa requirements for Taiwanese: Report

 China will lift a visa requirement for Taiwanese travelling to the mainland, state media reported Sunday, part of a wider plan to reduce barriers between the two communities.

Last chance for Taiwan death row inmate after torture claims

Taiwan`s longest-serving death row prisoner, who says he confessed after being tortured, could be given a last chance of freedom in a case that has sparked criticism from rights groups.

Taiwan commissions two new ships amid tension in South China Sea

In a bid to counter China's growing influence in the South China Sea, Taiwan's coast guard has commissioned two 3,000-ton patrol vessels for duty.

Taiwan coast guard launches new ships as South China Sea tensions rise

Taiwan`s coast guard on Saturday commissioned its biggest ships for duty in the form of two 3,000-ton patrol vessels, as the island boosts defences amid concerns about China`s growing footprint in the disputed South China Sea.

Japanese troops may use naval, air bases in Philippines

Philippines President Benigno Aquino said on Friday that Manila and Tokyo will begin talks to allow Japanese troops to use its military bases for refuelling and logistical needs.

Taiwan president candidate seeks stable relations with China

Taiwan's opposition presidential candidate has said that if she comes to power in January elections, her government would have a responsibility to contribute to peace and stability in relations with mainland China.

Taiwan, Philippines coastguards in brief stand-off despite work on pact

 Coastguard ships from Taiwan and the Philippines confronted each other in rich fishing waters south of Taiwan last week, officials from the two sides said, in an incident that comes as they are working on a pact to resolve maritime disputes.

Taiwan pro-independence leader calls for more open dialogue with China

The presidential hopeful for Taiwan`s pro-independence opposition party, Tsai Ing-wen, has called for a more sustainable and consistent relationship with China as she rallies U.S. government and business leaders for support. 

Taiwan president warns over stalled China trade deals

President Ma Ying-jeou warned Tuesday of damage to Taiwan`s economy if the legislature does not pass controversial trade deals with China, which have stalled in the wake of mass protests.

FBI probes bomb threat against flight from Taiwan

 The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened an investigation into a bomb threat to a flight between Taiwan`s capital Taipei and Los Angeles, where the airplane landed without incident, Efe news agency reported on Wednesday.