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 west, Japan to the northeast, 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 23.5 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).
GENEVA — The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency’s biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health.. WorldNews - Published
Visitors to one of Taipei's most popular tourist sites were surprised on Tuesday by a giant balloon artwork in the shape of "Tank Man" to commemorate a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests..
According to a report by Reuters, Chinese President Xi Jinping elevated his country's missile forces to a level where they pose an unprecedented challenge to the aircraft carriers and bases that form..
Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn 2317.TW, says he "will follow the instruction" of a sea goddess who has told him to run in Taiwan's presidential election next year. Rough cut (no reporter..
A new study reveals a common prostate cancer drug has been linked to type 2 diabetes. According to UPI, researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that men taking 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors..
Beijing (CNN)Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. On Friday, Taiwan's legislators passed a bill.. WorldNews - Published
Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance,.. Firstpost - Published
Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews
Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep.. Reuters - Published
Freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea are being given more attention than they deserve, the head of United States naval operations said Wednesday, according to The South China Morning.. WorldNews - Published
Taiwanese presidential hopeful Eric Chu Li-luan says he will hold a summit with President Xi Jinping on the island of Quemoy and seek a cross-strait peace accord if he becomes the island’s leader.. WorldNews - Published
Taiwan’s LGBT campaigners are urging lawmakers to back the government’s draft same-sex marriage law ahead of a key vote this week which could make the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to.. WorldNews - Published