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China accuses US of undermining peace after American warship USS Barry sails through Taiwan Strait
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China accuses US of undermining peace after American warship USS Barry sails through Taiwan Strait

The self-ruled island of Taiwan has been a long-running source of tension between the US and China. While Washington ended its diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979, it remained as the island's main supplier of arms

China flies 18 fighter jets, bombers near Taiwan as top US diplomat visits island nation
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China flies 18 fighter jets, bombers near Taiwan as top US diplomat visits island nation

According to Taipei's defence ministry, the planes entered Taiwan's southwest air defence identification zone on Friday and also crossed the so-called median line that divides the Taiwan Strait

Czech Senate president Milos Vystrcil meets Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen; 'line crossed', warns Beijing
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Czech Senate president Milos Vystrcil meets Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen; 'line crossed', warns Beijing

China claims Taiwan as its territory and strongly objects to any official contact between other countries and the self-governing island

US joins Taiwan as island nation observes battle anniversary with China: A timeline of roller coaster relations between Beijing and Taipei
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US joins Taiwan as island nation observes battle anniversary with China: A timeline of roller coaster relations between Beijing and Taipei

Economic relations continue to thrive with China being Taiwan’s top trading partner, having seen trade totalling $226 billion in 2018

Taiwan top military chief Shen Yi-ming among eight killed after helicopter crashes in mountainous area near Taipei
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Taiwan top military chief Shen Yi-ming among eight killed after helicopter crashes in mountainous area near Taipei

Taiwan’s top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday after the helicopter carrying them made a forced landing in a mountainous area near the capital Taipei, the defence ministry said

China's first indigenous aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait for 'routine' training, tests amid tensions between two countries
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China's first indigenous aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait for 'routine' training, tests amid tensions between two countries

China confirmed that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for 'routine' training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections

Hong Kong protesters set busy schedule for pro-democracy demonstrations ahead of China's 70th anniversary
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Hong Kong protesters set busy schedule for pro-democracy demonstrations ahead of China's 70th anniversary

Thousands of protesters rallied at the harbourside on Friday, chanting slogans accusing the police of brutality

China demands US should 'immediately cancel' sale of arms worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan, lodges complaint through diplomatic channels
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China demands US should 'immediately cancel' sale of arms worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan, lodges complaint through diplomatic channels

China demanded on Tuesday that the United States "immediately cancel" a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan.

China-friendly mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung city, Han Kuo-yu, to contest country's upcoming presidential election against Terry Gou
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China-friendly mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung city, Han Kuo-yu, to contest country's upcoming presidential election against Terry Gou

Han Kuo-yu, who seized the mayoralty of southern Kaohsiung city, in Taiwan, from the ruling party in a shock victory last year, was among the five candidates announced on Monday by the Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party for its primary election

After decades-long struggle, Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for LGBT rights in Asia
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After decades-long struggle, Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for LGBT rights in Asia

For veteran gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei, Friday's weddings are the culmination of a three-decade long fight trying to persuade successive governments to change the law.

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, provides couples with insurance and child custody rights
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Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, provides couples with insurance and child custody rights

Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance, and child custody.

Taiwan Earthquake News: Schools evacuated as quake of magnitude 6.1 hits eastern part of country; no casualties reported so far
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Taiwan Earthquake News: Schools evacuated as quake of magnitude 6.1 hits eastern part of country; no casualties reported so far

Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers its own, lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes. The recent earthquake hit at a depth of 18 km (11 miles), the Central Weather Bureau said

Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star Gigi Wu dies after ravine fall in Yushan National Park
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Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star Gigi Wu dies after ravine fall in Yushan National Park

Taiwan’s rescue teams were trying to retrieve the body of Gigi Wu, dubbed the Bikini Climber by fans, after she fell down a ravine in Yushan national park

China opposes foreign participation in Taiwan submarine production, warns US, India against transfer of defence technology
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China opposes foreign participation in Taiwan submarine production, warns US, India against transfer of defence technology

China said that the countries which have relations with Beijing should earnestly abide by the one-China principle and stop any form of military links with Taipei.

Nauru demands apology from China over spat at Pacific Islands Forum, says delegation 'disrespected forum leaders'
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Nauru demands apology from China over spat at Pacific Islands Forum, says delegation 'disrespected forum leaders'

In a press conference, Nauru president Baron Waqa said that not only are they demanding an apology from China, they will also take up the issue with the UN.

US accuses China of 'destabilising' cross-Strait ties after El Salvador announces end to diplomatic ties with Taiwan
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US accuses China of 'destabilising' cross-Strait ties after El Salvador announces end to diplomatic ties with Taiwan

The White House said that China's decision affects not just El Salvador, but also the economic health and security of the entire Americas region.

Taiwan marks 60th anniversary of deadly Chinese artillery attack; President Tsai Ing-wen vows not to bow down to Beijing
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Taiwan marks 60th anniversary of deadly Chinese artillery attack; President Tsai Ing-wen vows not to bow down to Beijing

Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen vowed to not bow down to Beijing as the country marked the 60th anniversary of the deadly Chinese artillery attack

El Salvador abandons Taiwan, establishes diplomatic ties with China; Taipei condemns Beijing's 'crude actions'
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El Salvador abandons Taiwan, establishes diplomatic ties with China; Taipei condemns Beijing's 'crude actions'

Beijing has been using its economic clout to peel away international support for the democratically-ruled island, leaving it with only 17 diplomatic allies around the world. Speaking in Beijing at the Diaoyutai Guest House, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised El Salvador's decision to "recognise there is one China in the world".

Taiwan president gives speech in US after 15 years, vows to promote regional stability 'under principle of democracy'
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Taiwan president gives speech in US after 15 years, vows to promote regional stability 'under principle of democracy'

In response, China's Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any attempt to promote Taiwan's independence when asked to comment on Tsai's travels

Fire breaks out at hospice of nine-storey hospital at Taiwan's Taipei; nine people killed, 15 injured
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Fire breaks out at hospice of nine-storey hospital at Taiwan's Taipei; nine people killed, 15 injured

All of the 36 people inside, including three staff, were evacuated after the fire started at the hospice on the seventh floor of a nine-storey hospital in New Taipei city. Sixteen had cardiac arrests and seven were revived.