Taiwan

  • Taiwan: 51 feared dead as plane crashes during emergency landing 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    Taipei: Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash. The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration...
  • China's Taiwan policy chief to make first visit to island June 12, 2014

    Beijing: The head of China's Taiwan affairs office is to make his first-ever visit to the island, Taiwanese officials announced on Thursday, in a further sign of warming ties between the mainland and its former bitter rival. Zhang Zhijun, director of China's State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, will visit Taiwan...
  • Angelina Jolie calls Ang Lee 'Taiwanese', angers Chinese fans June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie has become a target for Chinese film fans after questioning director Ang Lee's links to their nation in a media interview. The 39-year-old was promoting her new movie 'Maleficent', which is set to open in China later this month, when she was asked to name her...
  • Google opens first data centres in Asia; no plans for India, China December 11, 2013

    Changhua, Taiwan: Google opened its first two data centres in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India. Choosing Taiwan and Singapore instead illustrates the problem that tech companies face in trying to...
  • China's aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait November 28, 2013

    Beijing: China's first aircraft carrier passed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the narrow strip of waters separating China and Taiwan, as it headed to the disputed South China Sea on its maiden voyage for training. It took about 10 hours for aircraft carrier Liaoning and its four escort ships to get...
  • Rahil Gangjee 27th on Typhoon-hit final day in Taiwan October 6, 2013

    Tamsui: On a day when just one sub-par score was recorded amid treacherous conditions, Rahil Gangjee and Shiv Kapur shot identical cards of six-over 78 to finish tied 22nd and 50th respectively in the USD 600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters here Sunday. The tough conditions can be gauged from the fact that...
  • Scott Hend regains lead at Taiwan Masters October 5, 2013

    Tamsui: Australia's Scott Hend stands on the brink of his fourth Asian Tour win, carding a two-under-par 70 to regain his lead after the third round of the $600,000 Taiwan Masters Saturday. Overnight leader Sam Cyr of the United States slipped to second place after signing for a 73 on a...
  • Rahil Gangjee, Shiv Kapur make cut in Taiwan Masters October 5, 2013

    Tamsui, Chinese Taipei: With conditions continuing to be tough on the second day, only two Indians Rahil Gangjee (73-74) and Shiv Kapur (73-76) made the cut for weekend at the US $600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters. Gangjee, who came in through the Qualifying School at the start of the season, is now...
  • Rahil Gangjee, Shiv Kapur tied 18th at Taiwan Masters October 3, 2013

    Tamsui: Rahil Gangjee and Shiv Kapur were the best Indians with cards of one-over 73 each on a day when blustery conditions held the spotlight on the opening round of the USD 600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters here Thursday. With only six players shooting under par, and another 11 carding even par...
  • Meditating Lahiri hopes to be in the groove for Taiwan Masters October 1, 2013

    Taipei: A Vipassna meditation follower, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is counting on the ancient Indian technique to steer himself back onto the trail of glory when the USD 600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters tees off at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club on Thursday. Lahiri will be looking to maintain a positive...
  • Typhoon Usagi hits Taiwan, Philippines, nears Hong Kong September 21, 2013

    Taipei, Taiwan: The most powerful typhoon of the year swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan on Saturday, battering island communities with heavy rains and strong winds as it headed straight for Hong Kong. Typhoon Usagi weakened from a super typhoon - those with sustained winds of at...
  • Taiwan: Thousands admire giant rubber duck's 'be happy' peace message September 20, 2013

    Thousands of people crowded the harbour of a Taiwanese city on Thursday to welcome a giant floating yellow rubber duck. The 18-meter (59-foot) duck is a huge version of the bathtub toys loved by children. It was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, who has taken various versions around the world...
  • World View: Hundreds dead in alleged chemical gas attack in Syria August 24, 2013

    Syria's opposition accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people near Damascus on Wednesday after rockets released deadly fumes over rebel-held suburbs, killing men, women and children as they slept. ...
  • 'English Vinglish' goes to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea August 16, 2013

    Mumbai: 'English Vinglish', director Gauri Shinde's film on linguistic disorientation, is set for release in three unconventional territories namely South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Shinde said: "Every time I think, 'Okay, it's done now', more surprises spring up. 'English Vinglish' has gone out of my hands. The baby has grown up...
  • Taiwan: Lawmakers exchange punches over nuclear plant bill August 2, 2013

    Taipei: Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. The fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou's ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces...
  • Pan and Kim put Asia on the map at US Open June 15, 2013

    Ardmore, Pennsylvania: Amateurs Pan Cheng-tsung of Taiwan and South Korea-born Michael Kim kept the flag flying high for Asia with stunning performances in difficult conditions at the U.S. Open on Friday. Pan birdied two of his first nine holes to lie joint third at level par midway through the weather-delayed second...
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Taiwan, some damage reported June 2, 2013

    Singapore: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Taiwan on Sunday and caused some damage, Taiwan media reported. The quake struck 24 miles (38 km) southeast of the city of T'ai-chung at a depth of nine miles (14.5 km), the US Geological Survey said. The agency initially said it was...
  • Australia drop troubled Tomic from Davis Cup team December 6, 2012

    Sydney: Australia will not consider Bernard Tomic for their Davis Cup tie against Taiwan in February because of doubts about his commitment, Tennis Australia said on Thursday. Tomic, 20, was dubbed "Tomic the Tank Engine" this season after appearing to give up towards the end of a string of matches...
  • Anirban Lahiri tied seventh at Taiwan Masters September 27, 2012

    Taipei: Anirban Lahiri turned in a card of one-under 71 to be at tied seventh place at the end of the first day of the USD 600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters here on Thursday. Lahiri, winner of two Asian Tour titles, was five shots off the leader, Lien Chi-Wei of Chinese Taipei...
  • Japan fires water cannon to turn away Taiwan boats September 25, 2012

    Tokyo: Japanese Coast Guard vessels fired water cannon to turn away about 40 Taiwan fishing boats and eight Taiwan Coast Guard vessels from waters Japan considers its own on Tuesday in the latest twist to a row between Tokyo and Beijing. Japan protested to Taiwan, a day after it lodged a...
  • Taiwan university sues Apple over Siri patents July 30, 2012

    Taipei: A Taiwan university has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple Inc in a US court over the iPhone maker's Siri speech recognition system, which lets users place calls or perform other tasks with voice commands, and is seeking undisclosed damages. Apple is also wrestling with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd...
  • Apple launches iTunes in HK, Singapore, Taiwan June 27, 2012

    Singapore: Apple Inc said on Wednesday it has launched its iTunes online media store in 12 Asian territories including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, making it easier for customers in the region to buy and download music and videos. While Asian users of Apple's iPhones and iPads are able to download...
  • 5.7 quake shakes SE Taiwan, no reports of damage June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook Taiwan on Wednesday morning but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage according to US seismologists. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 9:08 am (0108 GMT) was about 49.9 km in the eastern city of Taitong, at...
  • May Day: Asia's workers demand pay hikes May 1, 2012

    Manila: May Day moved beyond its roots as an international workers' holiday to a day of international protest Tuesday, with rallies throughout Asia demanding wage increases and marches planned across Europe over government-imposed austerity measures. Europeans will take to the streets to protest against the measures that are being blamed for...
  • 6.1-magnitude quake rocks Taiwan city February 26, 2012

    Beijing: A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the southern Taiwanese city of Pingtung on Sunday. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the quake, whose epicenter was monitored at 22.8 degrees north latitude and 120.8 degrees east longitude with a depth of 20 kilometres, according...
  • Taiwan man dies after 23 hours of gaming February 8, 2012

    Taiwan: A man from Taiwan was found dead after playing a computer game for 23 hours at an internet cafe. Police found the body of 23-year-old Chen Rong-Yu slumped in a chair at the cafe in the Taipei area with his hands stretched out towards the keyboard and mouse, the...
  • Clinton alarmed over increasing immolation in Tibet November 11, 2011

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed alarm over the increasing instances of self-immolation by Tibetans and asked China to respect the human rights of its people. "We are alarmed by recent incidents in Tibet of young people lighting themselves on fire in desperate acts of protest, as well...
  • China foreign minister warns US on F-16 deal September 27, 2011

    New York: China's foreign minister urged the United States on Monday to reconsider its decision to upgrade Tawian's F-16 jet fighter fleet, saying it could harm the "trust and confidence" between Washington and Beijing, a senior State Department official said. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi delivered the warning to US Secretary...
  • Taiwan to celebrate July 3 as Lady Gaga Day July 4, 2011

    Lady Gaga held her first ever concert in Taiwan on Sunday and the day, July 3 has been declared as 'Lady Gaga Day' there. ...
  • Taiwan women "plank" for tourism, stray dogs May 25, 2011

    Taipei: Lying face flat on the ground may not be the world's most glamorous photo pose but two Taiwanese "planking" women have made a name for themselves on the Internet -- and hope to use the craze to spread positive social messages. Eschewing the dangerous behaviour that killed one man in...