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'I'd like to welcome you to be stationed in Taiwan – a country that is a beacon of freedom and democracy,' Taipei's foreign minister tells journalists expelled from China
A US Pacific Fleet tweet confirms the USS McCampbell, a guided missile destroyer, transited the strait
'As the world grapples with the severity of the COVID19 pandemic, China's military maneuvers around Taiwan have continued unabated," tweets Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen
The unnamed man, who was supposed to be doing 14-days mandatory self-isolation at home after returning from Southeast Asia, was caught partying in Taipei during a routine police check at a nightclub on March 22
The Taiwanese beverage chain also lets you upgrade select tea lattes and brown sugar drinks to soy milk!
Correctional facilities across Taiwan are taking part in the new scheme to manufacture cloth face masks and face mask protectors to supply their staff and the public
But the Department of Health and the World Health Organization say the travel history of 2 of the positive cases indicate they may have contracted the coronavirus outside the Philippines
'Related investigation suggested it is an imported case linked to the Philippines,' says Taiwan's Center for Disease Control
'We suspect that mainland Chinese Internet trolls are making up and spreading the false messages based on the content and the phrases,' says Taiwan's Investigation Bureau
The foreign ministry rolls out a pigeon in a face mask to announce entry restrictions on foreigners
It is the 5th recorded death outside mainland China
Because of the complaints, the Cebu provincial government allows them to go home
(UPDATED) Check the list of flights here
'The Chinese side has used all kinds of reasons to stall and refused our plans and recommendations. We deeply regret this,' says Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung
(UPDATED) The travel ban, imposed due to the novel coronavirus, is lifted 'effective immediately'
In the meantime, the government will provide financial aid to overseas Filipino workers stranded in the Philippines due to the ban
Malacañang says Taiwan's concerns will be relayed to President Rodrigo Duterte, though it maintains the ban is in place to quell the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus
'We urge the Philippine government to immediately correct its decision on Taiwan,' says the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
Taiwan's foreign ministry says it is communicating with various governments to clarify that Taiwan 'is not part of the People's Republic of China'
Passengers affected by the canceled flights may avail of rebooking, refunding, and stored value options
Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo says Taiwan is included in the ban because the World Health Organization recognizes it as part of China and the Philippines has a One-China policy
Taiwan's defense ministry says a Chinese H-6 bomber and accompanying aircraft briefly crossed over a 'median line' in the Taiwan Strait
'Don't make separate individual deals and agreements with China that undermine our national policy,' says United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
The White House meeting angers Beijing, which sees self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary
(10th UPDATE) Here are the countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus
Modern Taiwan has been a de facto sovereign nation for the last 7 decades and has emerged as one of Asia's most progressive democracies but is quarantined on the world stage
The patient is a Taiwanese woman in her fifties, living in Wuhan, who returned to Taiwan with symptoms including fever, coughing, and a sore throat.
Beijing regards Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if necessary – especially if it declares independence
Newly-elected president Tsai Ing-wen draws the ire of Beijing for refusing to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of 'one China'
On Monday, January 13, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug speaks to scholar J Michael Cole on what the results mean to the future of Taiwan and what the immediate issues the president-elect will face
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen leads by more than 2.6 million votes against opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu, who has conceded the race
(5th UPDATE) The vote will reverberate far beyond Taiwan's borders, with the two main candidates laying out very different visions for its future – in particular how close the self-ruled island should tack to China
Some 19 million people are eligible to vote on Saturday to choose between two leaders with very different visions for Taiwan's future – in particular how close the self-ruled island should tack to its giant neighbor
The deadline for submissions of MECO-TECO SSP applications is on January 15, 2020
(5th UPDATE) The chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming, is among 8 senior officers – including 3 major generals – who died when their Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains near Taipei
(UPDATED) The law bans "hostile" foreign forces from activities such as campaigning, lobbying, making political donations, disrupting social order or spreading disinformation related to elections
Well, I went to the twin national museums instead
The top US diplomat for Asia says that tensions between Beijing and Taipei have historically risen whenever Taiwan goes to the polls
The cancellations come after Taiwan last month suspended sales of 3 Huawei models that listed the self-ruled, democratic island as 'Taiwan, China' for timezones and contacts
'In Taiwan, freedom of speech is in the present tense. People can elect the president and lawmakers – rights that Hong Kongers don't have and I don't see any chance of ever having,' says a Hong Kong resident who moved to Kaohsiung
Beijing's diplomatic footprint continues to grow, with new missions popping up in 'Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the Gambia, and Sao Tome and Principe – all former diplomatic friends of Taipei'
(3rd UPDATE) The defector, Wang 'William' Liqiang, says he was involved in infiltration operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia
Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, says Washington views any efforts to determine Taiwan's future by other than peaceful means as 'a threat to peace and security in the Western Pacific'
The carrier crossed the Taiwan Strait on Sunday before entering the South China Sea for 'scientific research tests and routine training,' navy spokesman Cheng Dewei says on an official social media account
The Huawei P30, P30 pro, and Nova 5T models list 'Taiwan, China' under its timezones and contacts. How Taiwan is described is a hugely sensitive political issue.
Shih Cheng-ping is being investigated 'for suspected activities endangering national security' the state-run People's Daily says
Taiwan says it's facing growing interference from China as its January elections loom
The island has long hosted the region's largest pride marches but this year Taiwan's LGBT community and their supporters had an extra reason to celebrate
Hong Konger Chan Tong-kai is wanted in Taiwan for the 2018 murder of his pregnant girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing. He apologizes to the victim's family and the city as he leaves the maximum security prison.