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Wednesday 23 March 2011
Saturday 27 November 2010
A gunman opened fire on a campaign rally near Taipei yesterday, killing one man and critically wounding the son of a former vice-president on the eve of key local elections. A suspect is in custody and may belong to a gang.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Taiwanese students have performed Ba Yi Wu, a traditional dance, during a ceremony in Taipei to celebrate Confucius's birthday.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Eight Japanese pornographic film producers are demanding compensation from Taiwanese cable and telecom companies they say are using their work without authorization, a lawyer representing the producers said today.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Sunday 07 February 2010
Monday 25 January 2010
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner, who made the first unpowered flight across the English Channel in 2003, now plans to skydive from the edge of space. Tony Paterson reports
Tuesday 03 November 2009
Taipei's dogs are living it up at hotels, complete with VIP suites and pools, that aim to ease the problem of strays that has plagued the city for decades.
Friday 09 October 2009
Having shingles can increase the risk of a stroke by almost a third, research has shown.
Wednesday 24 December 2008
When taken together, their names mean "reunion" in Chinese. Yesterday, in a moment heavy with symbolism, two giant pandas called Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan were flown from China to Taiwan.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
There is a distinct sense of déjà vu about panda diplomacy. Beijing, it might be said, is up to its old tricks, trading one of these outwardly winsome animals for another country's goodwill. Here we have an example of "soft power", as it might be said in today's social sciences jargon, at its most calculating and crudest.
Friday 28 November 2008
With one luggage scanner and a tiny check-in hall, a Vietnam War-era naval air base in Thailand struggled on Friday to cope with thousands of tourists left stranded by a political crisis.
Sunday 13 July 2008
Saturday 05 July 2008
Nearly 60 years after Chiang Kai-shek and his battered troops fled the Chinese mainland to Taiwan, scores of Taiwanese packed the first direct tourist flight from Taipei to Beijing, clutching their special edition stamps and souvenir retractable chopsticks.
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