Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Taiwan

Most of the island felt the quake Taiwan News Date: 2019/10/17 By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer A 5.4 earthquake…

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Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Taiwan

Most of the island felt the quake Taiwan News Date: 2019/10/17 By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 5.4 quake struck under…

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Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule

The country’s defense minister told parliament that the $4.5 billion upgrade program for 142 F-16 fighter jets is on schedule. The Diplomat Date: October 17, 2019 By: Franz-Stefan Gady Taiwan’s Minister of Defense, Yen Teh-fa, assured parliament on Wednesday that an estimated $4.5 billion (some…

Taiwanese-American NBA fan raises money to support HK protesters

Focus Taiwan Date: 2019/10/17 By: Lin Hung-han and Joseph Yeh Los Angeles, Oct. 16 (CNA) A Taiwanese-American recently launched an online fundraising campaign to design and give away free T-shirts in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters at the Oct. 22 National Basketball Association (NBA)…

Same-sex couples decline to attend military ceremony

Taipei Times Date: Oct 18, 2019 By: Aaron Tu and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer The last of three same-sex couples who were slated to attend the Ministry of National Defense’s joint marriage ceremony yesterday announced their decision not to participate, leaving ceremony…

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Taiwan to pursue more cooperation with Denmark: Tsai

Radio Taiwan Internatinal Date: 17 October, 2019 By: Shirley Lin President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan hopes to pursue more cooperation with Demark. She was speaking on Thursday during a meeting with the deputy speaker of the Danish Parliament, Pia Kjaersgaard. Tsai said that Denmark has invested in Taiwan’s offshore…

Taiwan Needs a Maoist Military

Beijing can always outspend Taipei. It’s time to think small and mean. Foreign Policy Date: October 17, 2019 By: James R. Holmes Give up and become Maoists. That’s my counsel to Taiwan’s government and armed forces as they fret about the titan rousing itself across the Taiwan Strait.…

Taiwan, Tuvalu to discuss climate change responses: MOFA

Focus Taiwan Date: 2019/10/17 By: Elaine Hou and Joseph Yeh Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Taiwan will engage in talks with Tuvalu on how to combat climate change, Taiwan's foreign ministry said Thursday, following a recent appeal by the Pacific ally for help to deal with rising sea levels.…

After long negotiations, US to import guavas

GO-AHEAD: Taiwan becomes just the second country allowed to import the exotic fruit to the US, a boon to Taiwan farmers after a decade of negotiations Taipei Times Date: Oct 18, 2019 By: Wu Hsin-tien and Dennis Xie  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer The US Department of…