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2016 Aug.16   Taiwan tank falls off bridge, killing three soldiers  A Taiwanese armoured vehicle CM11 has plunged from a three-metre bridge in heavy rain after a military drill, killing three soldiers, officials say

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2016 Jul.6   Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan  Philippine forecasters have warned fishing boats not to venture out to sea and commercial ships to watch out for big waves

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2016 May.19   Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as first female president  Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as the new president of Taiwan, becoming its first female leader and calling for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

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2016 Feb.24   Japan's Sharp accepts Foxconn takeover bid  Struggling Japanese electronics giant Sharp says it has accepted a multi-billion dollar takeover bid by Taiwanese multinational Foxconn 2016 Feb.16   China 'has deployed missiles in South China Sea' - reports  China appears to have deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, say reports 2016 Feb.12   113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing  Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan 2016 Feb.7     Survivors pulled from rubble two days after Taiwan earthquake   Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building   Death toll from Taiwan quake hits 34, hunt on for survivors  The death toll from a powerful earthquake that toppled a high-rise apartment building in Taiwan rose to at least 34 2016 Feb.6   Scores trapped in rubble in Tainan  At least 124 people remain trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in the city of Tainan after Saturday's earthquake, officials say   Taiwan earthquake: Rescuers in frantic search for missing  Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise residential building in southern Taiwan after an earthquake that killed at least 14 people 2016 Feb.5     Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan
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  A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings
 Rescue teams were trying to reach people trapped in rubble


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2016 Jan.24   Fifty dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia  A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has led to more than 50 deaths in Taiwan and stranded at least 60,000 tourists in South Korea 2016 Jan.16     Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president
  Tsai Ing-wen, 59, leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that wants independence from China. She vowed to preserve the status quo with China

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2015 Nov.7       China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks   Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou have held historic talks in Singapore - their first in more than 60 years 2015 Nov.6   Protests as China and Taiwan leaders prepare for talks  Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou are set to hold historic talks in Singapore 2015 Nov.3   Taiwan and China to hold historic summit in Singapore  Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore - the first ever meeting between leaders of the two countries 2015 Sep.28   Typhoon kills 2 people, injures 324 in Taiwan  A typhoon struck mainland China after lashing Taiwan, where it killed two, injured hundreds and left hundreds of thousands without power or water 2015 Sep.27   Powerful Typhoon Dujuan advancing toward Taiwan  A strong storm is spinning across the sea toward Taiwan, bringing the threat of powerful winds and heavy rains 2015 Aug.7       Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan
Map of Hualien Taiwan
  Soudelor made landfall Saturday morning just north of the city of Hualien on the east coast of the island, bringing fierce winds and torrential rain
2015 Aug.4   Super Typhoon Soudelor is strongest storm of the year  Soudelor is taking aim at Taiwan and China, threatening damaging winds, destructive storm surge and flooding rains 2015 Jul.2     Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine
Map of Taipei Taiwan  Aviation regulator has released data showing the pilot of a plane which crashed in Taipei had switched off the working engine after the other lost power 2015 Jun.27     Fire injures 500 people attending party at Taiwan water park
Map of Formosa Water Park New Taipei City Taiwan  200 people were injured as an accidental explosion of an unknown powder set off the fire Saturday night near a performance stage 2015 Apr.19   Underwater earthquake east of Taiwan forces evacuations  School children were evacuated to higher ground on some islands and buildings swayed in Taipei after a strong earthquake struck Monday in seas 2015 Feb.11   Taiwan jail siege ends in suicides  Six inmates who seized weapons and took a warden and guard hostage at a prison have killed themselves after a 14-hour stand-off 2015 Feb.7   TransAsia crash: Flights cancelled to train Taiwan pilots  Taiwanese airline TransAsia Airways is cancelling 90 flights so that its pilots can attend training, after one of its planes crashed on Wednesday 2015 Feb.6   Problems with both engines before TransAsia crash  The pilots of Flight GE235 grappled with problems with both engines before the plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river 2015 Feb.4   Teams seek Taiwan plane missing  Rescue teams in Taiwan are continuing to search for the 12 people who remain unaccounted for after ATR-72 turbo-prop crashed in a river 2015 Feb.3     35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river Map of Keelung river Taipei Taiwan
  A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard
 Data from the black box flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage suggests the pilots shut down one engine after the other lost power


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2014 Nov.29   Taiwan's premier resigns after election loss  Jiang Yi-huah announced his resignation after losing the first election since protests erupted over a controversial trade deal with mainland China 2014 Aug.18   Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest  Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said 2014 Aug.2   Taiwan's pipeline probe focuses on petrochem firm  Authorities are focusing their investigation on a LCY Chemical Corp. after a series of gas pipeline explosions ripped streets apart, killing 27 people 2014 Jul.31     Gas explosions kill 20, injure hundreds   A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan's second-largest city of Kaohsiung 2014 Jul.23     Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash
Map of Penghu Islands Taiwan
  Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's twin-engine turboprop plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands
 10 people were injured in the plane crash and five residents on the ground were also hurt
2014 Jul.22   Typhoon Matmo projected to hit Taiwan  After super Typhoon Rammasun battered parts of the Philippines and China last week, another sizable storm is approaching Taiwan 2014 Mar.23   Taiwan students storm government HQ  Hundreds of students have stormed the Taiwanese government's headquarters in protest at a deal that will bring closer trade ties with China 2014 Feb.11   China, Taiwan hold historic talks  Taiwan and China are holding their highest level talks for more than six decades, marking the first government-to-government contact since 1949
 Previous contact between the two sides has been conducted through semi-official foundations or through political parties
2014 Feb.10   China set for landmark Taiwan talks  China and Taiwan are about to begin the highest-level talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949. Beijing denied access to some media 2014 Jan.7   Taiwan man survives 60 hours in sea  Tseng Lien-fa, 42, has survived 60 hours in rough seas even though he did not know how to swim

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2013 Dec.31   Giant rubber duck bursts in Taiwan  A giant yellow rubber duck on display in a Taiwanese port has burst in unexplained circumstances 2013 Aug.28   Tropical Storm Kong-Rey batters Taiwan  Kong-Rey is dumping more than 500 millimeters of rain on the heavily populated west coast and causing widespread flooding 2013 Jul.12   Typhoon Soulik winds lash Taiwan  Typhoon Soulik has made landfall in Taiwan, bringing strong winds and torrential rain to the island 2013 Jul.11   Taiwan braces for Typhoon Soulik  Taiwan is braced for the arrival of Typhoon Soulik, a tropical hurricane expected to bring strong winds and torrential rain to the island 2013 Jun.1   Powerful earthquake jolts central Taiwan  A strong 6.3 earthquake jolted central Taiwan on Sunday and shook buildings in the capital of Taipei, but no casualties or damage were reported 2013 May.14   Taiwan recalls envoy over Manila row  Taiwan is suspending hiring Filipino workers and recalling its envoy amid a row over the killing of a fisherman

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2012 Dec.21   Taiwan condemned over executions  Taiwan has executed six death row inmates, the first use of the death penalty this year 2012 Oct.22   Hospital fire in Taiwan kills 12  An early morning fire at a hospital in southern Taiwan has killed 12 patients and injured at least 60 more. The victims died of smoke inhalation 2012 Sep.24     Taiwan boats in islands protest   Dozens of Taiwanese boats sailed to disputed East China Sea islands in a brief protest, as top Japanese and Chinese diplomats met in Beijing 2012 Sep.23   Foxconn shuts plant after brawl  Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology, a major supplier for Apple, has shut a plant in northern China, after a fight broke out among workers injuring 10 2012 Jan.14   President declares re-election victory  Taiwan's incumbent President Ma Ying Jeou was re-elected in an election seen as critical to the future of an economy 2012 Jan.13   Taiwanese vote for new president  Voters in Taiwan are going to the polls to elect a new president, in a contest that will shape the island's key relationship with China
 Ma Ying-jeou is seeking a second term


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2011 Apr.29   Termites behind train wreck that killed 5  Termites are responsible for a train crash in Taiwan that killed five Chinese tourists and injured more than 100 others

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2010 Oct.21     Typhoon Megi triggers rockslides  Taiwan dispatched helicopters to rescue some 400 tourists trapped on a coastal highway by massive rockslides unleashed by the torrential rains 2010 Sep.18   Taiwan prepares for Typhoon Fanapi  Three people died Saturday in accidents linked to Fanapi's approach to Taiwan's eastern coast 2010 Jun.10   Ex-Taiwan leader's sentence reduced  Taiwan's high court sentenced the island's former leader Chen Shui-bian and and his wife Wu Shu-jen to 20 years in jail 2010 Mar.3   6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan  Some damage has occurred to buildings and major bridges, and power was cut off near the epicenter at about 8:20 a.m. in a mountainous region 2010 Jan.29     U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal   Overriding objections from China, the Obama administration unveiled a deal that includes about $2.85 billion in missiles and 60 helicopters
 China warns of a 'serious negative impact' on relations with the US


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2009 Sep.11     Chen, wife sentenced to life
  Former President Chen Shui-bian was convicted on corruption and money laundering charges, and was sentenced to life in prison 2009 Sep.8   Premier quits over typhoon response  Liu Chao-shiuan said that his Cabinet also was resigning en masse 2009 Sep.2   Former first lady sentenced  A court has sentenced the island's Wu Shu-chen to a year in prison for lying to prosecutors in her husband's corruption case 2009 Aug.30       Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan  The Dalai Lama arrived on a visit that will include prayers for victims of Typhoon Morakot, but which has raised the ire of neighboring China 2009 Aug.26   Dalai Lama to visit typhoon-hit Taiwan  Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said that the country will allow a visit by the Dalai Lama to pray for the victims of the typhoon-battered island   Typhoon death toll higher than feared  At least 376 people are now known to have died when Morakot hit Taiwan, at least 254 people are still missing, and at least 46 people were injured 2009 Aug.16   President: Blame me for typhoon failings  Ma Ying-jeou said accepts responsibility for the government's slow response after Morakot slammed into the island killing at more than 120 people 2009 Aug.15   1,300 still trapped after typhoon  More than 1,300 people are still trapped in remote mountainous villages, victims of treacherous mudslides and floods from Typhoon Morakot 2009 Aug.13   Mudslide death toll rises  More than 390 people are believed to have been buried alive in the village worst affected by a mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot 2009 Aug.12   Typhoon survivors: sanctuary in school  All day long helicopter doors open and eight typhoon survivors stumble out with their belongings in plastic bags   Typhoon death toll mounts  Roads covered with mud, debris and floodwater foiled rescuers trying to reach mountain villages, the area hardest hit by Typhoon Morakot
 The government is sending more than 4,000 extra soldiers to speed up rescue efforts
2009 Aug.11     Mudslide hundreds 'alive'   About 700 people missing in southern Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot have made it to higher ground before mud engulfed their homes 2009 Aug.10     'Hundreds lost' in typhoon
  Morakot triggered a mudslide that buried an entire Shiao Lin village on the south-west coast after part of the mountain collapsed on sleeping homes
 The typhoon struck at the weekend, dumping record amounts of rain and washing out roads and bridges. More than 700 are trapped and possibly dead. The storm also hit mainland China, where 6people were killed
2009 Aug.9   Millions displaced as typhoon blasts China  High winds and torrential rain of Typhoon Morakot that slammed into China's coastal provinces and Taiwan has left dozens missing 2009 Aug.7     Typhoon Morakot lashes Taiwan  Typhoon lashed Taiwan with high winds and heavy rains Friday as the outer edge of the storm began to move across the island 2009 Aug.6   Typhoon Morakot moving toward Taiwan  Morakot is promising to bring heavy rain and high winds to the island and other areas over the next couple of days 2009 Mar.25   Ex-President Chen Shui-bian goes on trial  The trial of former President Chen Shui-bian, 57, on corruption charges has opened in the capital 2009 Feb.18   Taiwan economy slumps into recession  Taiwan's economy slumped 8.36% during the last three months of 2008 with its second straight quarter of economic losses

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2008 Dec.29   Ex-president Chen Shui-bian jailed  After 12 hours of deliberation, a court ordered ex-President, who is facing corruption charges, back to jail after deeming him a flight risk 2008 Dec.21   China to provide $19B to Taiwan firms  China will provide 130 billion yuan in financing over the next 2 to 3 years to Taiwan-based companies doing business in the mainland 2008 Nov.11   Ex-president held over corruption claims  Chen Shui-bian was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after six hours of questioning by prosecutors 2008 Sep.13   Typhoon Sinlaku slams into Taiwan  Sinlaku slammed with heavy rain and strong winds, flooding low-lying regions and causing landslides that disrupted traffic   Typhoon Sinlaku dumps rain  The typhoon was moving slowly toward the northern shores of Taiwan, promising to dump heavy rain on on the region as it crawls north 2008 Jul.27   Second typhoon bears down  Taiwanese stacked sand bags at doors and boarded up windows as Typhoon Fung Wong approached the island, whipping up waves 2008 Jul.18   Tropical storm 'kills 14'  6 were hurt and another 6 were missing. A husband and wife who were swept away by fast-rising creek water 2008 Jul.3   Direct China-Taiwan flights begin  The first regular direct flight from mainland China to Taiwan since the two sides split in civil war in 1949 has landed at Taipei's airport 2008 Apr.12   Taiwan, China hold historic meeting  Taiwan's vice president-elect met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in the highest-level political contact between the governments in 60 years 2008 Mar.22     Opposition triumphs in elections   Voters overwhelmingly elected Nationalist Party's Ma Ying-jeou to be president, choosing the promise of economic growth through ties with China
 Official results gave Ma an advantage of nearly 17% over Mr Hsieh. Ma Ying-jeou polled 58.45%, with Hsieh getting 41.55%, on a turnout of 76%
2008 Jan.12   Opposition sweep to victory  Kuomintang (KMT) party, which supports closer ties with mainland, won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections
 The KMT secured 72% of the seats in the 113-seat chamber, beating President Chen Shui-bian's party


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2006 Dec.27   Quake knocks Asia back to pre-Internet  A powerful earthquake triggered the largest telecommunications outage in years, cutting off telephone and Internet traffic 2006 Dec.26   Powerful quake strikes off Taiwan  7.1 earthquake is prompting fears of a tsunami on the second anniversary of the quake and deadly waves
 1 person died and t3hree were injured in the southern city of Pintung
2006 Sep.16   President's supporters rally  Organisers hope to counter a protest in the capital demanding Chen's resignation, which attracted 320,000 people

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2005 Jul.18   Typhoon hits Taiwan  China has evacuated more than 500,000 people as it awaits the arrival of Typhoon Haitang 2005 May.14   Chen's DPP wins most votes  President Chen Shui-bian's Democratic Progressive Party won the most votes in an election 2005 Apr.30   Taiwan head seeks Beijing talks  President Chen Shui-bian has urged the government in Beijing to open talks with his administration 2005 Apr.29   China, Taiwan opposition mend ties  Taiwan's opposition leader and Chinese President promised to work together to end hostilities 2005 Mar.13   Congress passes Taiwan bill  A resolution authorizes Beijing to use military force to prevent Taiwan from declaring its independence 2005 Mar.7   Lays down law over Taiwan unveiled  A new law that would allow Beijing to use military action if peaceful means fail to stop the island pursuing independence 2005 Mar.3   Taiwan awaits Chinese law decision  Relations with mainland China are set to be a key issue at Beijing's annual session of parliament

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2004 Jun.29   Taiwan braces for typhoon Mindulle  Taiwan has issued land and sea warnings for the strongest storm to threaten the island this year 2004 May.19   President Chen sworn in  President Chen Shui-bian has been sworn in for a 2nd term, after winning a controversial victory in an election 2004 Mar.27   President Chen battles poll fury  President has attempted to defuse the crisis over his narrow re-election by offering to have talks with his rival 2004 Mar.26   Thousands gather for rally  Tens of thousands have gathered in front of the presidential palace to protest the outcome of presidential election   Clashes as Taiwan mulls recount  Protesters have stormed the headquarters of Election Commission as it formally declared President Chen the winner 2004 Mar.21   Taiwan riled by poll deadlock  Thousands of opposition supporters have refused to disband protests until votes are recounted 2004 Mar.20   Court steps into poll row  High Court has ordered all ballot boxes sealed following disputed presidential election results     Call for recount as Chen wins
  An opposition candidate Lien Chan has called for a recount after results gave President a narrow re-election victory 2004 Mar.19   Vote 'off to brisk start'  The queues forming outside some polling stations 2004 Mar.18     President Chen shot  Chen Shui-bian has been rushed to hospital after being shot in the stomach while campaigning for an election

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2003 Dec.16   SARS case reported  A researcher at a hospital who traveled to Singapore in early December has tested positive 2003 Dec.9   Blunt Bush message for Taiwan  President opposes plans for a referendum in Taiwan. Premier Wen Jiaboa met Bush at the White House 2003 Jul.5   WHO: Global SARS outbreak over  The World Health Organization is removing Taiwan, the last region on its list of affected areas 2003 Jun.17   Taiwan SARS travel warning lifted  Effective immediately, the WHO has lifted its advisory against travel to Taiwan 2003 May.14   SARS shuts emergency room  The island's most prestigious hospital shut its emergency room until at least May 26 because of a spike in SARS cases

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2002 Sep.6   Typhoon Sinlaku hits, 1,000 evacuated  Strong winds and heavy rain is leaving at least two people missing. Financial markets, businesses and schools closed 2002 Aug.2   Leader calls for independence vote  Chen is backing legislation for an independence referendum and referring to China and Taiwan as two countries 2002 May.25     Airliner with 225 people crashed into sea  There is little hope of finding survivors after a Boeing 747-200 crashed on its way to Hong Kong

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2001 Dec.1   Ruling party declares victory  President Chen Shui-bian's Democratic Progressive Party declared victory in legislative elections 2001 Jul.29   Typhoon kills 16, dozens missing  Storm with winds of up to 160 kph (104 mph) caused landslides 2001 Feb.5   China sends boat to Taiwan  Boat has 97 mainlanders. No officials accompanied the entourage