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Asia Keeps Omicron At Bay, But A Surge May Be Inevitable

Experts say the next few months will be critical as the Covid-19 cases are mounting. Those fears have been amplified by doubts about the effectiveness of the Chinese-made vaccines used in China and much of the developing...

29 December 2021

Taiwan Defence Minister Urges Country To Rely On Itself In Case Of Chinese Attack

Tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades, with China sending record-breaking numbers of fighter jets toward international airspace close to the island.


Taiwan Rejects China's 'Path' Amid Show Of Military Force

'We will continue to bolster our national defense and demonstrate our determination to defend ourselves in order to ensure that nobody can force Taiwan to take the path China has laid out for us,' President Tsai Ing-wen said


China: #MeToo Victims Face Abuse, Payback For Going Public

A former employee of Alibaba is now facing online harassment and accusations of lying from the wives of the two men she accused alongside a defamation lawsuit from Alibaba Vice President who was forced to resign.

16 December 2021

China Starts Vaccinating Toddlers Against Covid-19 As Cases Spread

Gansu, a northwestern province heavily dependent on tourism, closed all tourist sites Monday after finding new Covid-19 cases.


Chinese President Xi Jinping Calls For Peaceful Reunification With Taiwan

Xi spoke on at an official celebration in Beijing's Great Hall of the People that focused largely on the need for the ruling Communist Party to continue to lead China as the country rises in power and influence.

09 October 2021

US To Deepen Ties With Taiwan Amid China Scare

The US support for Taiwan comes as tensions between China and the island are now at the highest in decades, with Beijing stepping up its military harassment by flying fighter jets toward Taiwan.

29 October 2021

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French Senators Reach Taiwan Amid Heightened Tensions With China

China's ambassador to France Lu Shaye sent a warning letter in February calling on Richard to cancel the Taiwan visit, according to local media reports.

06 October 2021

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03 October 2021
Chinese Warplanes Fly Toward Taiwan For 2nd Straight Day

Chinese Warplanes Fly Toward Taiwan For 2nd Straight Day

Taiwan's Defense Ministry said 39 aircraft entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone in two sorties, one during the day and one at night.


25 September 2021
Taiwan's Opposition Chooses Its New Leader Under China Pressure

Taiwan's Opposition Chooses Its New Leader Under China Pressure

China has threatened to use force to bring Taiwan under its control and has increasingly mobilized military, diplomatic and economic pressure.


23 September 2021
Anguished Over Taiwan's Interest To Join Pacific Trade Group, China Displays Force

Anguished Over Taiwan's Interest To Join Pacific Trade Group, China Displays Force

China sent 19 fighter jets towards Taiwan over its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that it has also applied to join.


12 September 2021
Typhoon Chanthu Drenches Taiwan With Up To 5 Inches Of Rain

Typhoon Chanthu Drenches Taiwan With Up To 5 Inches Of Rain

Airline flights and train service were suspended Saturday as the storm approached. The Central News Agency reported more than 2,000 people were evacuated from...


10 September 2021
Taiwan Warns Ships, Expects Waves In South As Typhoon Chanthu Approaches

Taiwan Warns Ships, Expects Waves In South As Typhoon Chanthu Approaches

Chanthu was 580 kilometers (360 miles) southeast of Taiwan and northeast of the Philippines, the Central Weather Bureau said.


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23 August 2021
Taiwan's President Receives Domestically Developed Covid Vaccine; Check Details

Taiwan's President Receives Domestically Developed Covid Vaccine; Check Details

The vaccine, made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., was given emergency approval by regulators in July using a shortcut that prompted fierce opposition from...


14 August 2021
Held For Archiving Censored News Articles In China, Two Coders Set To Be Released

Held For Archiving Censored News Articles In China, Two Coders Set To Be Released

The two young men had built an archive called Terminus2049 where they kept hundreds of censored articles that had been deleted from the Chinese internet.


06 August 2021
China Pledges 2 Billion Vaccines Globally Through Year's End

China Pledges 2 Billion Vaccines Globally Through Year's End

President Xi Jinping, who made the announcement, also promised to donate USD100 million to COVAX, the program that aims to distribute vaccines to low- and...


04 June 2021
Taiwan, Sparring With China, Receives Vaccines From Japan

Taiwan, Sparring With China, Receives Vaccines From Japan

The donation underscores how geopolitics have come to impact the global vaccination rollout, as countries scramble to secure enough vaccines for their...


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