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Straws, plastic bottles, cups to be banned in Taiwan by 2030

7 months, 23 days ago
TAIPEI: Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year. It is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution…

Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake kills seven

8 months, 10 days ago
HUALIEN: Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more than 250 and left dozens missing.…

Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude quake

8 months, 11 days ago
TAIPEI: A hotel on the east coast of Taiwan has collapsed after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, the national fire agency said, with reports that several other buildings have been toppled with some people trapped. Images on local television…

Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says

8 months, 29 days ago
TAIPEI/SHANGHAI: Taiwan’s aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on…

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties

11 months ago
BEIJING: Panama opened its first embassy in China on Thursday five months after cutting ties with Taiwan, which has seen its allies dwindle against the mainland's growing influence. In a speech heralding the embassy's "historic"…

VIDEO: Footage of a ‘headless’ fish swimming goes viral

11 months, 24 days ago
A bizarre footage has emerged of a goldfish that is swimming for around three days despite its head bitten off by a predator. Lin Shaolun, from Taiwan, said the green-tinged goldfish was fed to a puffer fish, but managed to survive the…

Google to buy part of Taiwan smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 bn

1 year, 26 days ago
Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC said on Thursday it would sell part of its smartphone business to Google for $1.1 billion as the US giant looks to take greater control of its hardware business. Google will take on half of HTC's…

Google is buying smartphone maker HTC’s assets for $1.1 bn

1 year, 26 days ago
TAIPEI: Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC said Thursday it was selling part of its smartphone business to US technology giant Google for $1.1 billion. The deal includes intellectual property licensing and half of its research…

China says nothing will stop its long-range air force drills

1 year, 1 month ago
BEIJING: No amount of interference or shadowing of its aircraft will stop the Chinese air force from carrying out long-range drills, the defense ministry said, announcing another round of exercises of the type that have unnerved Taiwan and…