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Taiwan: Country in East Asia
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the north-west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.7 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

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Scientists create human cells with squid-like transparency

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Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen says no to 'one country, two systems' [Video]

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Taiwan massage parlour struggles as coronavirus cripples tourism

With Taiwan's borders closed to tourists as part of coronavirus controls, the staff at Taipei's Dynasty massage parlour have little to do all day but pace the floors, the number of clients collapsing..
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U.S. warship sails through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen anniversary

A U.S. warship sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Thursday, the U.S. and Taiwanese militaries said, on the same day as the 31st anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy..
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Carnival's Princess Cruises extends suspension of some voyages

Carnival Corp's Princess Cruises on Thursday extended the suspension of some of its voyages in Australia, Canada and Taiwan as cruise ports around the world remain shut due to the coronavirus crisis.
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Taiwan calls on China to apologise for Tiananmen crackdown, Beijing cries 'nonsense'

Taiwan called on China on Wednesday to apologise for the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, a call dismissed as "nonsense" by China's foreign ministry.
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Taiwan recall vote stirs acrimony, brings new problems for KMT

A recall vote for a high-profile mayor is stirring political acrimony in Taiwan, with accusations of voter intimidation and official interference, and could bring new problems for the main opposition..
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Taiwan says its people won't choose dictatorship

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Taiwan president visits bookshop to show solidarity with Hong Kongers

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday visited a bookshop that has become a symbol of resistance to perceived Chinese encroachments on Hong Kong's liberties, vowing to give help to the city's citizens..
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Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says

China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals said on Friday, a rhetorical escalation from China aimed at the..
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China says non-peaceful action on Taiwan is last resort

China will use all means to prevent pro-independence forces separating Taiwan from China but non-peaceful action against the Chinese-claimed island is a last resort, the ruling Communist Party's third..
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Top Chinese general says need to keep military option for Taiwan

China needs to keep both peaceful and military options to resolve the "Taiwan issue", a top Chinese general said on Friday.
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China says wants 'peaceful reunification' with Taiwan

The head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office said on Friday that "one country, two systems" and "peaceful reunification" is the best way to bring China and Taiwan together.
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Taiwan pledges help for fleeing Hong Kongers, riles China

Taiwan promised on Thursday to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city for political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling, and prompting angry condemnation from Beijing as..
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Premier Li: China always opposes external interference on Taiwan

China always opposes external interference when it comes to the issue of Chinese-claimed Taiwan, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday as his annual news conference.
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Taiwan eyes further U.S. arms purchases with new anti-ship missile

Taiwan plans to buy land-based Boeing-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles as part of its military modernisation efforts, its defence ministry said on Thursday, the latest purchase from the United States to..
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From settlement to counselling, Taiwan promises help for fleeing Hong Kongers

Taiwan on Thursday promised to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city due to political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling as China pushes new security legislation that..
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Taiwan president pledges humanitarian relief for Hong Kongers

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people involved in pro-democracy protests in Taiwan's most concrete intervention since a renewal..
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Taiwan considers revoking Hong Kong's special status on law fears

China's planned national security law may prompt Taiwan to revoke the special status it extends to Hong Kong, President Tsai Ing-wen said, a move that could anger Beijing and make it harder for Hong..
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Taiwan promises 'necessary assistance' to Hong Kong's people

Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with "necessary assistance", President Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese ruled territory against newly proposed national..
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China diplomat says U.S. should not challenge China's red line on Taiwan

The United States should not challenge China's red line on Chinese-claimed Taiwan, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday.
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China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification'

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left out the word "peaceful" on Friday in referring to Beijing's desire to "reunify" with Chinese-claimed Taiwan, an apparent policy shift that comes as ties with Taipei..
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Taiwan urges China to start dialogue with Hong Kong people

Taiwan urged China on Friday to "sincerely start a dialogue" with people in Hong Kong after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British colony.
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China to encourage Taiwan's people to promote 'reunification'

China will encourage the people of Taiwan to join it in opposing the island's independence and promoting China's "reunification", Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, a move likely to worsen..
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Taiwan urges China not to lead Hong Kong into 'bigger turmoil'

Taiwan's government urged China on Friday not to lead Hong Kong into "bigger turmoil" due to wrong policy decisions, after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British..
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U.S. to sell Taiwan $180 million of torpedoes, angering China

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China complains to U.S. about planned Taiwan arms sale

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it had lodged "solemn representations" with the United States to complain about a planned U.S. sale of advanced torpedoes to Chinese-claimed Taiwan.
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China says Pompeo's congratulations to Taiwan seriously damaged relations

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seriously damaged the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and China-U.S. relations by making a congratulatory..
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Taiwan president rejects Beijing rule; China says 'reunification' inevitable

Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its "one country, two systems" offer of autonomy , President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, strongly rejecting China's sovereignty claims and likely..
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China's Taiwan affairs office says reunification is natural trend

"Reunification" of Taiwan with the mainland is the natural trend of history and efforts to seek independence for the island are a dead-end, China's Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday.
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Taiwan president rejects Chinese rule, calls for talks to coexist

Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its "one country, two systems" offer of autonomy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, in a strong rejection of China's sovereignty claim, but..
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Taiwan president says wants talks with China, but not 'one country, two systems'

Taiwan wants dialogue with China but cannot accept its proposal for "one country, two systems", President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday after being inagurated for her second and final term in office.
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China protests at support of U.S. and others for Taiwan at WHO

The Chinese envoy to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday denounced the support shown by the United States and others to Taiwan during its annual ministerial assembly and said that was..
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U.S. praises Taiwan's coronavirus response, hails 'shared vision'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday congratulated Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-Wen on her recent re-election, praised its response to the coronavirus crisis and called Taiwan, claimed by..
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After WHO setback, Taiwan president to press for global participation

Taiwan will strive to actively participate in global bodies despite its failure to attend this week's key World Health Organization (WHO) meeting, and will not accept being belittled by China,..
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Taiwan tells U.S. it is complying with North Korea sanctions

Taiwan is complying with international sanctions against North Korea, a senior Taiwanese security official told the United States' deputy representative for North Korea on Tuesday, having previously..
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Taiwan says it did not receive WHO meeting invite, issue off the table for now

Despite strong efforts Taiwan did not get invited to this week's meeting of a key World Health Organization (WHO) body due to Chinese pressure, its foreign minister said on Monday, adding they had..
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