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A Taiwan Air Force F-16V fighter jet during a military training exercise in Chiayi County, Taiwan. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

Taiwan air force jets screamed into the sky on Wednesday in a drill simulating a war scenario, showing its combat readiness amid heightened military t(...)

A policeman stands at the entrance of Taiwan’s ministry of foreign affairs building in Taipei. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images

Nicaragua has switched diplomatic allegiance to China, leaving Taiwan with just 14 governments around the world that formally recognise it as a countr(...)

Taiwanese staff members at the opening of the representative office in Vilnius last week.  Photograph: Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs/AFP via Getty Images

China has downgraded diplomatic relations with Lithuania after the Baltic country upgraded economic ties with Taiwan, in a sign of how EU member state(...)

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen: ‘Taiwan hopes for a peaceful, stable, predictable and mutually beneficial co-existence with its neighbours.’ Photograph: Wang Yu Ching/Taiwan presidential office/EPA

The US has been secretly maintaining a small contingent of military trainers in Taiwan for at least a year, according to a new report, the latest sign(...)

Flags fly in Taipei this week ahead of Taiwan’s national day celebrations on Wednesday. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Taiwan’s defence minister has warned that China will be fully capable of invading the island by 2025, in the government’s first clear message to the p(...)

The Covid alarm, slightly larger than a smoke detector, is being hailed as a potential boon for screening in aircraft cabins, classrooms, care homes and offices. File photograph: iStock

The number of cases of Covid-19 worldwide since the pandemic began has exceeded 175.6 million and there have been 3.7 million related deaths. Meanwhil(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken also raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US secretary of state Antony Blinken stressed the need for co-operation and transparency over the origins of Covid-19 in a call with his Chinese count(...)

People wait in line at a busy supermarket in Taipei, Taiwan, on Saturday. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

Taiwan appealed to people to avoid panic-buying items such as instant noodles and toilet paper as new curbs on gatherings and movement took effect to (...)

Rescue workers remove  part of a derailed train in Taiwan. Photograph: Chiang Ying-ying/AP Photo

A Taiwan court has released on bail the manager of a construction site whose truck, authorities believe, caused a train crash that killed at least 51 (...)

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan is ready to have ‘meaningful’ talks with China as equals as long as they are willing to put aside confrontation.  File photograph: EPA

China has rebuffed the latest offer of talks from Taiwan, saying the government was engaging in a “cheap trick” and provocation by seeking confrontati(...)

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