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China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

China's sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, the island's defence ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival.

Taiwan court orders dentist to pay mother for raising him

Taiwan court orders dentist to pay mother for raising him

Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (US$744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him.

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying ‘harmful’ waste, official sources said Sunday.

Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'

Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'

A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties.

Taiwan says it was shut out of UN climate talks due to China pressure

Taiwan says it was shut out of UN climate talks due to China pressure

Taiwan's environment minister was prevented from attending an annual UN climate meeting even with credentials as a non-governmental participant because of pressure from China, the island said.

Taiwan convict walks free after decade on death row

Taiwan convict walks free after decade on death row

A Taiwanese man who spent more than a decade on death row walked free Thursday after being acquitted of murder in a retrial, boosting calls for the abolition of capital punishment.

Sri Lanka arrests two men over Taiwan bank hacking

Sri Lanka arrests two men over Taiwan bank hacking

The pair were arrested after they tried to withdraw large sums of money that had been wired to their accounts with a Sri Lankan bank branch in the capital Colombo, the official said.

Taiwan to allow visa-free entry for visitors from Philippines

Taiwan to allow visa-free entry for visitors from Philippines

Whether the visa-free policy takes effect in October or November is to be decided by the foreign ministry, said Hsu Kong-yung, the spokesman of Taiwan's executive yuan, or cabinet.

Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan

Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan

A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers.

Taiwan premier resigns to help shore up president's popularity

Taiwan premier resigns to help shore up president's popularity

Taiwan presidents often shuffle premiers in response to dips in popularity. Lin Chuan had faced mounting pressure to step down as President Tsai Ing-wen's popularity plummeted to 29.8% by August.

Guard slashed with sword outside Taiwan presidential office

Guard slashed with sword outside Taiwan presidential office

A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office on Friday, authorities said.

Millions of households go without power in Taiwan

Millions of households go without power in Taiwan

Taiwan said on Wednesday it was investigating a massive power blackout that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialised island amid sweltering heat.