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Taiwan jets scramble as China air force enters defence zone

TAIPEI: Taiwan s air force scrambled on Friday to warn away 18 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, part of what is a regular pattern of incursions that has angered the government in Taipei.

China bans Taiwan’s top officials from entering mainland

BEIJING: China has banned Taiwan’s top officials from entering the mainland, as it vows to show no mercy for country’s independence ‘diehards’. The Taiwan Affairs office in China had warned that the mainland would pursue criminal responsibility for Taiwan independence

US will defend Taiwan against China: President Biden

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has said the United States would defend Taiwan if the island were attacked by China, which considers the breakaway region as part of its territory. When asked about defending Taiwan during a town hall, Biden said:

Chinese President vows ‘peaceful reunification’ with Taiwan

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to achieve “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, but did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the island. Taiwan responded to President Xi by calling on Beijing

China criticises latest US warship transit of Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (Reuters): China has condemned the United States as the region’s greatest security “risk creator” after a U.S. warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile

Taiwan minister accepts responsibility for train crash

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s transport minister said on Sunday he would not deny 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. In the

Taiwan seek arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash

TAIPEI: Taiwanese prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident in which at least 50 people died. The crash, Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades, occurred

At least 36 killed in Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI: At least 36 people were killed and some 70 remain trapped in wreckage after a Taiwan train derailed in a tunnel on Friday when it apparently hitting a truck. The crash, which also injured more than 40 passengers, is

Microsoft to establish first regional data centre in Taiwan

TAIPEI: Microsoft has announced to build its first cloud-computing data center in Taiwan and turn it into a key operating hub in the region amid uncertainty created by an intensifying US-China war. The US software giant said the company also