Taiwan's island outpost in the front line

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China warns US off Taiwan test site moves in to China missile test site

Missile exercises: Washington accuses Peking of recklessness but maintains policy of constructive engagement

Taiwan seeks `confidence amid storm'

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Taiwan on alert

Taiwan on alert

our new model army

What have Londoners got that has the world's model agencies scouring the capital's streets for new faces? We join scouts from Select in the search for that indefinable look; 4 'London is such a melting pot, you get more mixed backgrounds here and more interesting looks' 4

Will China invade Taiwan?

Peking's military threats could be the first rumbles of a greater earthquake, say Steve Crawshaw and Stephen Vines

Peking warns US over arms sales to Taiwan

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Congress fetes Mme Chiang

Peking in unsuccessful show of strength toward Taiwan as US ties with Taipei grow closer

Chinese missile tests prove embarrassing flop

Peking in unsuccessful show of strength toward Taiwan as US ties with Taipei grow closer

Clinton eases sanctions on Taiwan

Clinton eases sanctions on Taiwan

Beware perfect comfort and security, the Morlocks will have their hour

I AM reading HG Wells's The Time Machine to my 10-year-old son. When I first read it, I was his age. The second time was in my twenties, at university, and this is the third time, not counting many dippings- in. At each reading, it has seemed like a different book.

Obituary: Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng's music was, by the standards of her international rock and pop contemporaries of the Seventies and Eighties, demure, even bland. Yet the multiple aspects of her appeal made her the Far East's first trans- national singing star, as popular in the Republic of China as in her fiercely anti-Communist homeland Taiwan, and through the entire region.

Nationalists triumph

TAIPEI - Amid heavy security measures, Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party won a crucial election for the island governorship , yesterday.

Chinese hijack

A knife-wielding Chinese man, claiming to have a heart disease and disgruntled over his low pay, hijacked a Chinese airliner to Taiwan, the 12th hijacking from the mainland since April last year, Reuter reports from Taipei. Zou Weiqiang surrendered to Taiwan authorities after the China Southern Airlines plane was intercepted by Taiwan Air Force fighters.
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