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The gay community in Taiwan followed the Irish same-sex marriage debate and referendum very closely and they kept in close contact with groups active in the campaign. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg via Getty

The battle has been long and at times bitter, but Taiwan’s LGBT activists say they now feel empowered to tackle remaining discrimination where they se(...)

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen attending a campaign event in Taipei on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan’s independence-leaning president Tsai Ing-wen, whose political career appeared all but over a year ago, is now widely tipped to win a second te(...)

Rescuers searching for survivors after a military Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains in Yilan county near Taipei. Photograph: Handout/Yilan County Fire Department/AFP via Getty Images

Taiwan’s top military chief was among eight people killed on Thursday after the Black Hawk helicopter that was carrying them crashed in a mountainous (...)

Stories about the struggles emigrants face where they live in the world topped our most popular list this year - from the struggle of creating a new l(...)

There has been a slight improvement in reducing carbon emissions in Ireland, the report says. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s performance in addressing climate change improved over the past year although the State remains a laggard among European countries in c(...)

Jessica Toal: ‘Everyone was so welcoming, warm and hospitable.’

Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, has been ranked the best city in the world to move to for the second year in a row, in a new global study. The Ex(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to journalists after being disqualified from running in local district’s council elections in November, in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Reuters/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong on Tuesday barred prominent activist Joshua Wong from running in upcoming local elections, a move that will fuel the anti-government protest(...)

Chan Tong-kai (20): his case led to Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, proposing a wide-ranging extradition Bill, which sparked widespread pro-democracy protests.   Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked the city’s recent crisis has offered to return to Taiwan to hand himself in for the killing of his pregn(...)

People with Taiwanese flags join others at a rally to mark Taiwan’s national day in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong. Photograph: AP

Apple on Thursday removed an app from its online store that enables Hong Kong protesters to monitor and track police movements – an abrupt reversal th(...)

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