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New Zealand sticks with support for Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties. Taiwan, with the strong support of

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Taiwan: China forced M’sian state to ban Taiwanese entry on virus fears

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s foreign minister said today that China had forced the Malaysian state of Sarawak to reinstate a ban on travellers from the island as part of coronavirus control steps, saying Beijing was taking “joy” in the measures. Taiwan says

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Taiwan votes in an election closely watched by China

TAIPEI: Polls opened in Taiwan today in presidential and parliamentary elections that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own. China has ramped up efforts to get Taiwan to accept its rule, both through

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Taiwan artists take election inspiration as vote nears

Two Taiwanese artists – one who paints with his fingers and the other embracing the Japanese manga style – are taking inspiration from the drama of the island’s political scene ahead of a heated election on Saturday. The vote pits

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Taiwan top military official missing after helicopter made emergency landing

Taiwan’s top military official is missing after a helicopter made an emergency landing in northern Taiwan, the island’s defense ministry said today. The defense ministry said a rescue mission was underway for the 13 people on board the black hawk

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China dangles carrot ahead of Taiwan election, but many are sceptical

China is stepping up efforts to be nice to Taiwan ahead of key elections on Jan 11, offering better treatment to Taiwanese in China and urging the democratic island to “come home”, but many there only see Beijing wielding a

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China meddling allegations roil Taiwan election campaign

Election campaigning in Taiwan was hit at the weekend by new allegations that Beijing had tried to meddle in the island’s politics. A Chinese defector, named as Wang “William” Liqiang by Australian media, gave a sworn statement to the Australian

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Xi: Attempts to break China risk ‘smashed bodies and bones’

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split the nation would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,” amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong. Xi issued the dire message during a

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China’s Parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

BEIJING: Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China’s legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighbouring Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage, despite pressure from activists. Taiwan’s parliament passed a

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Typhoon Lekima to strike Taiwan after earthquake

TAIPEI: A powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday, bringing the risk of landslides and high seas, weather forecasters said, hours after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island. Typhoon Lekima, categorised at the strongest typhoon level by Taiwan’s weather

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