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Taiwan president wins ruling party's nomination for 2020 election

Tsai beat her former premier, William Lai, in a national tally for the party`s primary race, Cho Jung-Tai, chairman of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party, told reporters.

Jun 13, 2019, 12:02 PM IST

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

Taiwan celebrates Chinese New Year with Lantern Festival 2018

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen turned on the lights on Friday evening to mark the opening of the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which will run until March 11.

Mar 03, 2018, 12:07 PM IST

Taiwanese lawmakers grab each other's throat protesting over budget, video goes viral - WATCH

A hilarious video of Taiwanese Parliament transforming into a savage rumpus has gone viral on the social media.

Jul 15, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

Washington approves USD1.3 bn arms sale to Taiwan

Announcement of the sale comes at a sensitive moment for the US and China, as President Trump is working to establish a partnership over trade differences and efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Jun 30, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"

After interrogation, Lee Ming-Che and his group confessed to engaging in activities endangering national security.

May 27, 2017, 09:25 AM IST

China says detained Taiwan activist confesses to harming state security

The Chinese government said on Friday that a Taiwan rights activist has been arrested on suspicion of subversion and has confessed to harming state security, in a case which has strained ties between China and self-ruled Taiwan.

May 26, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Hundreds of gay marriage supporters gathered outside parliament in central Taipei erupted.

May 24, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Conservative and religious groups in Taiwan says that gay marriage would destroy family values.

May 24, 2017, 10:02 AM 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

Donald Trump says "major, major" conflict with North Korea possible

Donald Trump lavished praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping for Chinese assistance in trying to rein in Pyongyang.

Apr 28, 2017, 08:36 AM IST

Five issues for Xi Jinping and Donald Trump`s first meeting

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have been at odds over a range of issues since the billionaire businessman took office in November.

Apr 06, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

Taiwan NGO worker `missing in China`

Taiwan said Friday that Chinese authorities had not responded to their enquiries on Lee Ming-cheh`s whereabouts, as his wife pleaded for help to locate him.

Mar 24, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

The US is Taiwan`s most powerful ally and main arms supplier, despite having no official relations with Taipei after switching recognition to Beijing in 1979.

Mar 21, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

China gets an early win off Donald Trump, but many battles remain

 In getting Donald Trump to change course on the "one China" policy, Beijing may have overplayed its hand.

Feb 11, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

China to make preferential policies for Taiwanese

China said on Wednesday that Beijing will frame policies to support and attract Taiwanese to work and live on the mainland.

Feb 08, 2017, 18:21 PM IST

Taiwan tells China to grow up over Donald Trump ceremony row

Ties with China have turned increasingly frosty since Tsai Ing-wen took office last year, with Beijing cutting off official communication with her government.

Jan 19, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

China confirms its aircraft carrier passed through Taiwan

The Liaoning is China's only aircraft carrier in operation.

Jan 12, 2017, 14:40 PM IST

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait, Taipei dispatches F-16 fighter jets

China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said on Tuesday, seen as a show of strength by Beijing as tensions rise between the two sides.

Jan 11, 2017, 10:31 AM IST

Taiwan President heads to US as Beijing watches

Taiwan is down to 21 allies after the small African nation of Sao Tome and Principe switched recognition to Beijing last month.

Jan 07, 2017, 08:39 AM IST