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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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6.0 scale Richter earthquake strikes Taiwan coast

TAIPEI: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan’s northeastern coast today, the island’s weather bureau said, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 2,000 buildings. A Reuters witness said the shallow quake shook buildings in the capital, Taipei. The quake near

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Pro-China groups plans to win over Taiwan

TAIPEI/HONG KONG: When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company’s new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: A Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled, democratic island. A

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US to sell arms to Taiwan, infuriates China

WASHINGTON: The US is planning to sell more than US$2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the world’s two

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Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriages as first country in Asia to legalise them

Same-sex couples tie the knot in Taiwan as it becomes the first Asian country to legalise gay marriages. Anew page in history is turned. One week ago, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalise same-sex weddings. Since then, they

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Taiwan Parliament endorses same-sex marriage

TAIPEI: Taiwan became the first nation in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, as thousands thronged outside the Parliament cheering and waving rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over the matter. Lawmakers from the majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) backed the bill,

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