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Site manager, transport minister accept responsibility for Taiwan train crash

Apr 04 2021

HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) -The manager of a construction site whose truck slid onto rail tracks causing a catastrophic train crash in Taiwan accepted responsibility for the disaster on Sunday, as did the transport minister, although his offer to resign was rejected for now. | Video

Taiwan minister accepts responsibility for train crash as questions mount

Apr 04 2021

HUALIEN, Taiwan, April 4 Taiwan's transport minister said on Sunday he would not shirk his responsibility for a deadly train crash even as his resignation offer was rejected amid growing questions over safety lapses that could have contributed to the disaster.

Wife of Taiwan activist sees China "conspiracy" behind husband's arrest

Apr 10 2017

TAOYUAN, Taiwan The wife of a Taiwan activist accused China of "political conspiracy" on Monday after she was barred from traveling to the mainland to support her husband who has been detained there on suspicion of endangering national security.

Jailhouse shock: Taiwan prison aims to jump-start island's solar power dream

Mar 08 2017

PINGTUNG, Taiwan On Pingtung jail's sunlit roof, prisoner no. 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for bribery, is learning how to install solar panels in a program that's part of Taiwan's shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power.

Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea 'island'

Jul 20 2016

PINGTUNG, Taiwan Five Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Taiwan's sole holding in the South China Sea on Wednesday in protest against a court ruling that deems it a rock rather than an island, limiting its rights to surrounding resource-rich waters.

Taiwan traditionalists hope to spin old toy for new audience

May 09 2016

TAIPEI Taiwan's ancient folk art of spinning tops is kept alive by a group of enthusiasts who perform intricate tricks with the toys at a temple in Taipei, the capital. | Video

More rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

Feb 08 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan Rescuers pulled out alive an eight-year-old girl and her aunt from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100.

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