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Taiwan: Country in East Asia
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The main 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 as well as the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Other major cities include New Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.57 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated countries, and is the most populous country and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

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Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary [Video]

Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary

Amid growing contention over the democratically-ruled island of Taiwan,Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:27Published
The hotel inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea [Video]

The hotel inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Guests at this luxury hotel in Taiwan can take in the sights of the aquarium with which it shares its infrastructure.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
U.S. approves $1.8 billion Taiwan arms sale [Video]

U.S. approves $1.8 billion Taiwan arms sale

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday the United States' approval of a potential $1.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan would have a major impact on Sino-U.S. ties, and China will make the necessary..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published
'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang: WH [Video]

'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang: WH

Robert O'Brien, the U.S. national security adviser, on Friday during an online event said that China was perpetrating 'something close to' a genocide with its treatment of Muslims in its Xinjiang..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published
Taiwan to strengthen defences as China tensions escalate [Video]

Taiwan to strengthen defences as China tensions escalate

In speech marking island’s National Day, President Tsai Ing-wen also called for dialogue with China.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:55Published
Would you take a “flight to nowhere”? These passengers have by enjoying a roundtrip above Taiwan [Video]

Would you take a “flight to nowhere”? These passengers have by enjoying a roundtrip above Taiwan

After flying over a Japanese island and around Taiwan twice; passengers land at the same airport from where they took off giving them a different reason to fly. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:55Published
World leaders wish Trumps well [Video]

World leaders wish Trumps well

[NFA] Domestic and world leaders, rivals and allies alike, have lined up to send their good wishes to Donald and Melania Trump after they tested positive for COVID-19. Though some were a little less..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:37Published
Watch: Massive anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto [Video]

Watch: Massive anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto

A massive anti-China protest was held outside the Chinese Consulate in Canada's Toronto. The protest was organised on the 71st National Day of People's Republic of China. Members of Hong Kong, Tibetan,..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:48Published
Taiwan’s plant hunters race to protect biodiversity [Video]

Taiwan’s plant hunters race to protect biodiversity

Researchers in Taiwan are trying to collect as many rare species as they can before they are lost to climate change and human encroachment. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:03Published
China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits [Video]

China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits

China, which claims the democratically-ruled island as its own, says combat drills are to defend its 'sovereignty'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published
Families urge China to release their relatives [Video]

Families urge China to release their relatives

A group of Hong Kong families on Saturday demanded the urgent return of their activist relatives detained last month by mainland Chinese authorities as they tried to flee the city by boat to Taiwan...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published
Girl lifted in air after getting tangled in large kite in Taiwan [Video]

Girl lifted in air after getting tangled in large kite in Taiwan

A three-year-old became entangled in a large kite during a festival in Taiwan.She was swept into the air in the northern city of Hsinchu but was notinjured, her parents confirmed.

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