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Death toll in Nepal quake rises to ...

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to nearly 2,800

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 2,789 on Monday, two days after the massive trembler ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of
Death toll in Nepal quake rises to ...

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to nearly 2,800

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 2,789 on Monday, two days after the massive trembler ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of
Taiwan's state news agency sends re...

Taiwan's state news agency sends reporter to cover Nepal quake

Kathmandu, April 27 (CNA) Central News Agency's India correspondent Ho Horn-ru has arrived in the capital city of Nepal from
Taipei to set up social housing cor...

Taipei to set up social housing corporation: official

Taipei, April 27 (CNA) The man in charge of Taipei's urban development said the city government will set up a
Wan'an Drill to be held in northern...

Wan'an Drill to be held in northern Taiwan Tuesday

Taipei, April 27 (CNA) A defense and disaster prevention drill, code-named Wan'an No. 38, will be held in the six
Local pilots vote to go on strike; ...

Local pilots vote to go on strike; await CAL's response

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The vast majority of the members of an independent airline pilots union in Taiwan has voted

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ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a re...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a regional concern

Japan Self Defence Force members prepare to transfer to hospital workers who were exposed to radiation
Reuters

Japan's earthquake and tsunami dominate regional headlines as concerns grow over the humanitarian situation, and workers continue the struggle to control radiation leaks at the damaged fukushima plant.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-P...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-Pakistan relations

A man outside an identification center near a mortuary in Miyagi, northern Japan, 19 March 2011
Reuters/Yuriko Nakao

This week, a Japanese horror story, and Pakistan-US relations move one step forward, several steps back.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pak...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh

A man is saved from the wreckage caused by Japan's earthquake
Reuters/Kyodo

Japan is struck by earth and sea quake; Pakistan's internal strife and confusing poverty alleviation, politics and justice in Bangladesh with the case of Grameen bank founder Muhammad Yunus.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, Indi...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, India, Pakistan,

Grameen Bank's Mohammad Yunus in Milan in 2011
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

A hazy outlook for the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, allegations of corruption directed at an anti-corruption boss in India, heavy sentences in 2002 Gujarat train-fire case and killing religious understanding in Pakistan.

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Fr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Franco-Malaysian business

A family watches as their earquake-damaged home in Christchurch is demolished, 26 February 2011
Reuters/Tim Wimborne

The effects of the big eartquake in New Zealand this week; asking why rebels in Afghanistan choose Kunduz province; and looking at what makes Franco-Malaysian business turnouver.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warrant, Philippines peace talks, and China, the pouncing tiger

A man holding a portrait of Benazir Bhutto at a makeshift memorial in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on 31 March
Reuters

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf says he will not comply with a warrant for his arrest over alleged links to the murder of Benezir Bhutto; the Philippino government resumes peace talks with communist-led rebels after six years, while China becomes the world's second largest economy, overtaking its Asian neighbour Japan.

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Reactor shut down after fire at 3rd...

Reactor shut down after fire at 3rd nuclear power plant

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipei - One of the two reactors at Taiwan's third nuclear power plant was shut down early Monday after a fire broke out in the plant's non-nuclear zone, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said.
Government, groups pledge to help e...

Government, groups pledge to help earthquake-hit Nepal

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan's government agencies and civic groups have begun soliciting donations as they prepare to head to Nepal to provide relief to the landlocked country after it was battered by a powerful earthquake on Saturday.
36 Taiwanese in Nepal still missing...

36 Taiwanese in Nepal still missing; 131 safe

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Of the 167 Taiwan nationals in Nepal when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook the Himalayan kingdom Saturday, 131 are confirmed to be safe, according to the latest update provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday.
Philippines trade expands, trade v...

Philippines trade expands, trade value doubles: MOEA

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - After years of strengthening economic relations, Taiwan and the Philippines are expected to continue experiencing increasing amounts of bilateral trade, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, with trade volume between the two countries doubling from US$6.05 billion in 2009 to nearly US$12 billion in 2014.
MHW prepares for Japan delegation o...

MHW prepares for Japan delegation on food scare

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, ???) was asked to provide a risk assessment report by experts who said scientific evidence would be sufficient to persuade Japanese officials of the need for action in response to the upcoming Japanese visit to Taiwan .
Taipei rescue team ready to head fo...

Taipei rescue team ready to head for Nepal

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Taipei City Fire Department said on Sunday that its disaster response team is ready to leave for Nepal to help with search and rescue efforts in that country after it was hit by a magnitude-7.9 earthquake the previous day.

Taiwansnews.net

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved R...

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved Relations with China

TAIPEI - Taiwan voters will pick city and county leaders in elections this Saturday. If the ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) loses seats, that outcome would signal that voters want change, including ...
Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 42.92 points, or 0.47 percent, at 9,165.31 Thursday on turnover of NT$82.71 billion (US$2.69 billion). (By Frances ...
Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-ts...

Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-tsai dies aged 93

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Wang Yung-tsai, head of Formosa Plastics Group, died "of old age" Thursday, the company said. He was 93. Wang, also known as Y.T. Wang, took over as head of one of ...
Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profita...

Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profitable in Q3

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) More than 60 percent of the companies listed on the local over-the-counter (OTC) market were profitable in the third quarter of this year, the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM), ...
2 South Korean hospitals offer chea...

2 South Korean hospitals offer cheaper services for Taiwanese

South Korea n hospitals have signed contracts with Taiwan's representative office in Seoul to make medical services there more affordable for Taiwanese travelers ...
MediaTek shares boosted by foreign ...

MediaTek shares boosted by foreign brokerage optimism

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Shares of MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit (IC) designers, got a boost Thursday morning from upbeat assessments by foreign brokerages toward its ...

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Taiwan rejected as founding member ...

Taiwan rejected as founding member of AIIB: Beijing

Taiwan's bid to become a founding member of China's new regional development bank has been rejected, Beijing said Monday, dashing the island's hopes of having a platform in the institution from the start. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Beijing-based State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said in a statement that a Hong Kong report the island had failed to become a founding member of the Asian ...
Taiwan rejected as founding member ...

Taiwan rejected as founding member of Beijing-led multilateral bank

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan expressed regret on Monday after China rejected its bid to become a founding member of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), though China said Taiwan is welcome to join as an ordinary member in the future. In a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency, China's Taiwan Affairs Office said it confirmed what it said was a Hong Kong ...
China says no to Taiwan on AIIB: Wh...

China says no to Taiwan on AIIB: What it means

The Beijing-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may be more China-focused than initially thought, analysts say, after Taiwan's bid to become a founding member was denied.
Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

China says Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name.
China says Taiwan won't be amon...

China says Taiwan won't be among charter members of new bank

BEIJING (AP) ? Cross-strait frictions remerged Monday as China said Taiwan won't be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, apparently because of a dispute over what name the island should use in the institution.
Taiwan to further curb Japan foods

Taiwan to further curb Japan foods

TAIPEI - Taiwan authorities Monday announced a new restriction beginning in mid-May on the import of Japanese foods, requiring exporters to attach certification of the origins of the products by prefecture. They also will likely require radiation checks on some Japanese foods, including those for babies and young children. Taiwan prohibited the import of foods from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Chiba ...

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