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Set sail and social distance: Taiwan resumes ocean cruise amid pandemic

Jul 26 2020

KEELUNG, Taiwan Taiwan resumed an island-hopping ocean cruise on Sunday, joining a handful of places in the world to restart voyages after the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a virtual standstill.

Taiwan holds drills to beat back invasion amid China tensions

Jul 16 2020

TAICHUNG, Taiwan Taiwan's air, sea and land forces conducted live-fire exercises simulating the repulsion of an invading force on Thursday, with President Tsai Ing-wen saying it showed their determination to defend the democratic and Chinese-claimed island. | Video

More fighting as Taiwan opposition again occupies parliament

Jul 14 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's main opposition party again occupied parliament on Tuesday to protest against the nomination of a close aide to the president to a top-level watchdog, after fighting with ruling party lawmakers to get into the building.

Wider Image: Carving Buddha in Myanmar village 'blessed' with marble bounty

Jul 02 2020

SAGYIN, Myanmar The fine white dust that shrouds much of his northern Myanmar village also covers sculptor Chin Win as he leans over a half-finished Buddha statue.

Check in but never leave: Taiwan offers fake flights for travel-starved tourists

Jul 02 2020

TAIPEI Starved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution - a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave.

Fighting in Taiwan parliament after opposition occupies chamber

Jun 29 2020

TAIPEI Fighting erupted in Taiwan's parliament on Monday as lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) broke through barricades erected by the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) who had occupied it to protest against government "tyranny". | Video

Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek statues draw curious crowds - and controversy

Jun 24 2020

TAOYUAN, Taiwan Unwanted for public spaces elsewhere in Taiwan, some 200 statues of the late autocratic leader Chiang Kai-shek stand in the quiet sanctuary of a park surrounding his mausoleum in the north of the island.

Taiwan boosts domestic defence development plan with new jet

Jun 22 2020

TAICHUNG, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen oversaw the first public test flight of a new locally designed and made advanced jet trainer on Monday, part of her government's plan to boost defences in the face of a growing challenge from China.

Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on the longest day of the year

Jun 21 2020

CHIAYI, Taiwan A shimmering ring of light flashed into view on Sunday in parts of the eastern hemisphere as the moon drifted across the face of the sun in a rare eclipse on the longest day of the year. | Video

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