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Demonstrators during a protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 22, 2024
Thousands protest contentious Taiwan parliament reforms
The protests in Taiwan outside parliament, and a raucous session inside, demonstrate the feverish political atmosphere facing new President Lai Ching-te.
The first batch of new recruits listen to instructions as they prepare to begin one-year compulsory military service in Taiwan, after the previous four-month conscription period was extended, in Taichung, Taiwan, on Thursday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 26, 2024
Taiwan begins extended conscription in response to China threat
China has ramped up military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan to assert its sovereignty claims.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 3, 2023
Taipei diners line up for noodles topped with deep sea isopods
Diners are reserving in droves, but wildlife experts aren't sure the critters are perfectly safe to eat.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 21, 2023
Front-line Taiwanese island holds drills to prepare for Chinese attack
The closeness of the Matsu islands to China means Taiwan's government is well aware of the dangers faced there should war break out.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 12, 2023
Taiwan officer reveals details of rare interaction with NATO
Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has no formal diplomatic relations with any NATO members.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 2, 2022
From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters
The capital of Taipei has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate some 12 million people, more than four times its population, in the event of a Chinese attack.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 26, 2022
Taiwan president lauds military while overseeing drills from warship
The drills, which simulate the repulsion of an invader, coincide with air-raid exercises across the island as it boosts combat preparedness in the face of rising Chinese military pressure.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 16, 2022
Taiwan radio enthusiasts tune in as Chinese and U.S. warplanes crowd sensitive skies
A band of Taiwanese radio enthusiasts has been tuning in to related radio traffic and publishing the recordings online.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 6, 2022
Taiwan's air force stages drill to intercept Chinese planes amid tensions
The exercises were part of a three-day drill to show Taiwan's battle readiness ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of this month.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 22, 2021
In subtropical Taiwan, two women vie for spots at Beijing Winter Games
Taiwan, where snow brushes only the highest mountaintops during the coldest winters, has never won a medal at the Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 23, 2021
Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen leads way with first domestic COVID-19 shot
The president gave her personal stamp of approval as the island began rolling out the contested shot, which critics say had a rushed approval.

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