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The TransAsia pilot of  airplane that crashedin Taiwan,  was hailed as a hero for apparently battling to avoid hitting built-up areas shortly after issuing a “mayday” call

Taiwan rescuers scoured a river for 12 people still missing from a TransAsia plane crash Thursday as the pilot was hailed as a hero for apparently bat(...)

The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)

The epicenter of the earthquake was 106km northeast of the Taiwan capital, Taipei.

A strong, 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northeast off the island of Taiwan on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.It said the quake stru(...)

Taiwan’s envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation  forum Vincent Siew (left)  with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The “respected Mr Vincent Siew” was how China’s president addressed Taiwan’s representative at this month’s Apec summit in Beijing. For many in Taiwan(...)

Ali Grehan: “Being invited to help curate the Taipei World Design Capital 2016 year is a terrific honour and a huge endorsement of the Pivot Dublin Project.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ali Grehan, Dublin City Council architect and founder of the Pivot Dublin project, has been asked to to be part of a seven-person World Design Capi(...)

Protestors holds signs   in Taipei, Taiwan rally. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Taiwan’s capital on today as a two-week-long campaign against a trade pact with China gathe(...)

A member of a pro-unification group with China’s national flag (centre) and another member with Taiwan’s national flag (right) outside the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan. The two countries have held talks in China recently. photograph: epa/ david chang

It may be months away, but rumours are already circulating that the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in October will be the ven(...)

Ireland’s James McGee during his game against Jimmy Wang in a qualifying event for the  Australian Open. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

By Johnny WattersonIreland’s oldest tennis club, Dublin’s Monkstown LTC, had reason to celebrate over the New Year with significant successes recorded(...)

Yuan Zai, the first Taiwan-born baby panda, climbs a wood log inside an enclosure as visitors take pictures at the Taipei City Zoo in Taipei on   Monday. Photograph: Patrick Lin/Reuters

There has been another win for panda diplomacy as Taiwan unveiled a six-month-old giant panda named Yuan Zai to an adoring public, with 19,000 visi(...)

Shanghai teenagers put the rest of the world to shame when it comes to reading, maths and science, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperat(...)

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