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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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IHG to waive fees for China hotel stay cancellations amid viral outbreak

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Taiwan says Chinese air force passes to island's south in drills

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Taiwan's China Airlines suspends flights to Wuhan

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China says Taiwan's role in international bodies must be under 'One China' principle

China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the central government cares for the health and well-being of its Taiwan compatriots more than anyone else.
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Taiwan calls on China to share 'correct' virus information

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China on Wednesday to share "correct" information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to exclude Taiwan from collaboration on..
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Apple-supplier Foxconn tells Wuhan employees in Taiwan for Lunar New Year to stay home

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Taiwan tells people not to go to Wuhan amid China virus outbreak

Taiwan is calling on people not to visit the Chinese city of Wuhan unless they absolutely have to, after an outbreak there of the new coronavirus, one case of which has been detected on the island.
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Taiwan confirms first case of infection from new coronavirus

Taiwan has confirmed the first case of infection from the new coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.
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Taiwan president complains to Pope Francis about Chinese pressure

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On Taiwan's front line with China, a constant state of alertness

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China says Taiwan policy intact despite election results

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Taiwan president urges China to review policy after election win

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China needs to show Taiwan respect, says president

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Separatists will 'stink for 10,000 years', China says after Taiwan vote

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BEIJING: 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..
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Furious Beijing warns DPP against any ideas about independence after victory in Taiwan


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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

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Reuters - Published

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's president wins as voters back tough China stance

taiwan's president wins as voters back tough china stance
TAIPEI: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has won a second term, signaling strong voter support for her tough stance against China. Tsai defeated two challengers in Saturday's election - Han Kuo-yu of..
WorldNews - Published

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..
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