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Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex marriages as couples tie knot

More than 360 same-sex couples married on Friday, according to government data, after years of heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled and democratic island.

May 24, 2019, 14:17 PM IST

China says Taiwan health not at risk by absence from UN meeting

The Chinese government said on Friday that the health of people in Taiwan is not being put at risk by Taiwan`s inability to attend a UN health meeting this year as there is no barrier to technical or medical exchanges and aid.

May 10, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

China says Taiwan man investigated for harming national security

Relations between Beijing and Taiwan have worsened in the past year, largely because Beijing distrusts the Democratic Progressive Party, which took power last year.

Mar 29, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

Taiwan party blames China for 'anxiety and panic' over missing man

China`s failure to respond on the matter of a Taiwan man missing on the mainland is causing his family "anxiety and panic", Taiwan`s ruling party said on Saturday, as it called on authorities to protect the rights of Taiwan people.

Mar 25, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

Taiwan NGO worker 'missing in China'

A Taiwanese NGO worker who promoted democracy in China has gone missing after entering the mainland earlier this month, authorities said.

Mar 24, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: Taipei's defence minister

China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei's defence minister said on Monday.

Mar 20, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Taiwan says will be calm when dealing with China, but 2017 will test national security

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday that Taiwan will be "calm" when facing issues to do with China, but uncertainties next year will test the self-ruled island and its national security team, even as she recommitted to maintaining peace.

Dec 31, 2016, 12:13 PM IST

Chinese TV station apologises for showing map excluding Taiwan

China has never renounced the use of force to bring democratic Taiwan, which it considers an inalienable part of China, under its control.

Oct 12, 2016, 08:55 AM IST

Taiwan lawmakers, fishermen protest at disputed island

Taiwanese lawmakers and fishermen headed to an island in the disputed South China Sea Wednesday to protest at an international tribunal ruling which undermined Taipei`s claims there.

Jul 20, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

Taiwan drops `China-centric` curriculum after protests

Taiwan`s new government has repealed controversial changes to the high school curriculum that led to widespread protests last year over what critics said was "China-centric" education.

Jun 01, 2016, 14:38 PM IST

Taiwan President Tsai calls for `positive dialogue` with China

Taiwan`s new President Tsai Ing-wen called for "positive dialogue" with China in her much-anticipated inauguration speech on Friday, striking a conciliatory tone in the face of an increasingly hostile Beijing.

May 20, 2016, 09:45 AM IST

Shrewd Taiwan negotiator Tsai bides time as China fumes

Taiwan`s new president, Tsai Ing-wen, has a reputation as a patient, canny negotiator and she`ll need those skills as she takes responsibility for what is potentially one of Asia`s most dangerous flashpoints.

May 20, 2016, 05:39 AM IST

China warns Taiwan over new law governing cross-strait relations

The Chinese government warned Taiwan on Wednesday that the passage of a proposed new law governing relations between the two could seriously damage the basis for talks, and that Beijing opposed any obstacles to developing ties.

Mar 30, 2016, 11:27 AM IST

Ex-finance minister appointed as Taiwan's future PM

Taiwan`s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), on Tuesday appointed Lin Chuan, a former finance minister, as the nation`s future prime minister.

Mar 15, 2016, 11:53 AM IST

Taiwan vows new safety laws after quake disaster

Taiwan`s premier pledged Friday to change safety laws after more than 100 people were killed when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex thought to have been weakened by shoddy construction.

Feb 19, 2016, 16:11 PM IST

Taiwan's new Parliament inaugurated

Taiwan on Monday inaugurated its new parliament, in which the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) holds an absolute majority, putting an end to over 60 years of legislative control by the nationalist Kuomintang party (KMT).

Feb 01, 2016, 15:00 PM IST

Chinese flood Taiwan president-elect's Facebook, demanding return to China

As of Thursday morning, more than 40,000 people had made comments on her Facebook page, in a repetition of a similar incident in November.

Jan 21, 2016, 09:51 AM IST

China warns US against medddling in Taiwan issue

Expressing concern over a planned visit by a former American official to Taiwan for talks with the new government on the island, China on Monday asked the US to be cautious on the Taiwan issue and not medddle in China's internal affairs.

Jan 18, 2016, 18:02 PM IST

China state media warn Taiwan president-elect against 'hypocrisy'

Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a landslide victory on Saturday as voters turned their backs on closer China ties.

Jan 18, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen warns China after landslide victory

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond also congratulated Tsai and said he hoped Taiwan and China would "continue their dialogue to resolve differences and maintain the recent trend of constructive relations".

Jan 16, 2016, 23:18 PM IST