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Taiwan: State in East Asia
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state 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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U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait less than week after election

A U.S. warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, the island's defence ministry said, less than a week after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election by a landslide on a platform of..
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On Taiwan's front line with China, a constant state of alertness

An alarm sounds and the pilots rush to their jets, sitting at the ready under a hardened shelter in the warm winter sun of southern Taiwan.
Reuters - Published

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Scientists identifies new class of celestial objects near the galactic black hole [Video]Scientists identifies new class of celestial objects near the galactic black hole

Scientists identified a new class of celestial bodies near the Sagittarius A, the Milky Way Galaxy's supermassive black hole.

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Supertall skyscraper "The One" is set to become the tallest building in Canada at 309 meters once it is completed in Toronto later this year.

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The U.S. Navy plans to arm the fleet's newest destroyers with a classified hypersonic missile.

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Scientists may have explained the solar system's 'Great Divide' [Video]Scientists may have explained the solar system's 'Great Divide'

A separation known as the Great Divide splits the rocky planets and the gas planets in our solar system.

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NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program [Video]NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program

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At least 20 children injured after Delta aircraft dumps jet fuel over school [Video]At least 20 children injured after Delta aircraft dumps jet fuel over school

A Delta Airlines flight released fuel over a school in Los Angeles after the aircraft experienced issues with its engine.

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New artificial trees installed in London [Video]New artificial trees installed in London

German startup Green City Solutions has installed artificial trees called CityTrees across London to absorb urban pollution.

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Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report [Video]Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report

Japan's Type-03 Air Defense System is a surface to air missile system that utilizes a truck-mounted launcher to shoot interceptor missiles.

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Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared [Video]Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared

Philippine officials have urged a "total evacuation" of millions of people close to Manila, after a volcano spewed ash up to nine miles into the air on Sunday prompting warning of a possible "explosive..

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Iran admits to accidentally downing Ukraine's Flight 752 [Video]Iran admits to accidentally downing Ukraine's Flight 752

Iran's military on Saturday admitted that its air defense system had shot down Ukraine's Flight 752 by mistake.

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Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election [Video]Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election

Taiwan's public reacted with a mix of excitement and disappointment on Sunday morning, after incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen's government won another four-year term by a landslide, and her Democratic..

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Tsai Ing-wen wins landslide in Taiwan presidential election [Video]Tsai Ing-wen wins landslide in Taiwan presidential election

Final results show Tsai returned for second term with 57.1 percent of the votes ahead of Han who received 38.6 percent.

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Taiwan's president set for second term amid tough stance on China [Video]Taiwan's president set for second term amid tough stance on China

Taiwan's president set for second term amid tough stance on China

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China identifies new coronavirus strain for Wuhan outbreak [Video]China identifies new coronavirus strain for Wuhan outbreak

Scientists have identified a new virus as a possible cause for the mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China's Wuhan.

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Taiwan president urges China to review policy after election win

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to review its policy towards the island, days after she won a landslide re-election victory, in a rebuke that could fuel further tensions with..
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China needs to show Taiwan respect, says president

Tsai Ing-wen tells the BBC that China needs to realise Taiwan is a successful independent democracy.
BBC News - Published

Shanghai suspends all ties with Prague in spat over Taiwan

The Shanghai city government said on Tuesday it was suspending official contact with Prague after the Czech capital Prague signed a sister city agreement with Taiwan's capital, Taipei, in the latest..
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Separatists will 'stink for 10,000 years', China says after Taiwan vote

Separatists will "leave a stink for 10,000 years", the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Monday, in Beijing's most strongly worded reaction yet to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's re-election on..
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Senior China diplomat says One China principle unshaken after Taiwan election

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said Monday that the One China principle will not be changed by the Taiwan election result and will not be shaken by the wrong words and actions of Western politicians.
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China could flex military muscles to pressure Taiwan post-election

His policies rejected by Taiwan voters in a landslide re-election for President Tsai Ing-wen, Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely continue to tighten the screws on the island, with state..
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Hong Kong protesters fete landslide election win for Taiwan's Tsai

Hong Kong's democracy protesters and politicians have hailed a sweeping election win by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as a fillip for their movement that puts further pressure on China.
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China says will not change position on Taiwan after landslide election

China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday, after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to China's threats, as state media..
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U.S. applauds Tsai's re-election as Taiwan president: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election on Saturday and lauded her for seeking stability with China "in the face of unrelenting pressure."
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U.S. applauds Taiwan president re-election: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said the United States congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election and lauded her for seeking stability with China "in the face of..
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China reiterates opposition to Taiwan independence after vote

China's Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any form of independence for Taiwan on Saturday, saying it was committed to a "one country, two systems" model for the island, which Beijing..
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Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday, a stern rebuke to China which has tried both military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule, and..
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Taiwan president says will try to break deadlock with China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday that her government will exert all its efforts to break the deadlock in relations with China and will maintain stability in the Taiwan Strait.
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Taiwan election: Tsai Ing-wen wins second presidential term

President Tsai Ing-wen sweeps to victory in an election dominated by relations with mainland China.
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Taiwan president tells China they will not give in to threats

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday that she hopes China understands that democratic Taiwan will not concede to threats and intimidation and that the island will decide its own future.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan opposition candidate admits defeat in presidential election

Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu conceded defeat on Saturday in the island's presidential election, offering his congratulations to President Tsai Ing-wen for winning re-election.
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Taiwan President Tsai set to win re-election

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is set to win re-election on Saturday, with figures from the election commission showing her leading her main opponent by more than two million votes with more than 86% of..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took an early lead on Saturday in vote counting for a presidential election that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own, in the..
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Taiwan election: Tsai bids for second term against contender Han

The contest between President Tsai and "everyman" Han Kuo-yu will shape Taiwan-China relations.
BBC News - Published

Show Hong Kong value of democracy, Taiwan president says before vote

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged young voters on Friday to turn out and show protest-wracked Hong Kong the meaning of democracy on the eve of elections held in the shadow of anti-government protests..
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Envy and solidarity from Hong Kong activists as democratic Taiwan prepares to vote

Hong Kong activists and budding pro-democracy politicians have flocked to Taiwan to observe its elections, aiming to bolster exchanges and galvanize an alliance against China's influence.
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World is watching our democracy, Taiwan president says on election eve

The world is watching what choice Taiwan makes as the only Chinese-speaking democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday, the eve of elections in which Tsai said a vote for her would be a vote for..
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Explainer: What is at stake in Taiwan's election

Taiwan votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, which will set the course for the democratic island's ties with its giant and autocratic neighbor China, which claims Taiwan as its..
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Taiwan election: How Tsai stayed one step ahead

Taiwan's president is a thorn in Beijing's side, which may help her as a crucial election looms.
BBC News - Published

From tool of war to photo op, Taiwanese repurpose old bunkers

Dotted around Taiwan lie the remains of abandoned bunkers originally built to repel an invasion from China, during a period in the island's history when it was under martial law and fear of a Chinese..
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Allegations of man claiming to be Chinese spy roil Taiwan election campaign again

Allegations in Australian media about China's efforts to interfere in Taiwan's elections roiled the island on Thursday, after new reporting said a self-professed Chinese spy described a smear campaign..
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Don't read too much into election results, Taiwan tells China before vote

Beijing should not see Taiwan's elections as representing a win or loss for China, Taiwan's foreign minister said on Thursday, days ahead of a vote overshadowed by Chinese efforts to get the island to..
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