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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May
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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 May 2020
How coronavirus has bolstered Taiwan’s independence movement
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How coronavirus has bolstered Taiwan’s independence movement

Taipei’s swift response to pandemic has saved lives - and boosted support to challenge China
22 May 2020
How South Korea and Taiwan are beating coronavirus
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How South Korea and Taiwan are beating coronavirus

What can we learn from how the two nations responded?
11 Mar 2020
What’s at stake in Taiwan’s election?
TAOYUAN, TAIWAN - JANUARY 08: Taiwan's current president and Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, speaks during a rally ahead of Saturdays presidential election
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What’s at stake in Taiwan’s election?

Many are viewing Saturday’s upcoming election as a referendum on Taiwanese independence from China
9 Jan 2020
Will China invade Taiwan?
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Will China invade Taiwan?

US angers Beijing by holding rare diplomatic meeting with disputed territory
30 May 2019
Doctors find four live bees inside woman’s eye
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Doctors find four live bees inside woman’s eye

Insects were feeding on tear ducts of unsuspecting host
10 Apr 2019
GiGi Wu: ‘bikini hiker’ freezes to death after mountain fall
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GiGi Wu: ‘bikini hiker’ freezes to death after mountain fall

Tributes pour in for Taiwanese social media star who posed on peaks in skimpy swimwear
22 Jan 2019

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China has ‘world’s most advanced’ military
China is on the cusp of having the most advanced military in the world
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China has ‘world’s most advanced’ military

Beijing warns it will ‘do whatever it takes’ to defend Taiwan from foreign intervention
16 Jan 2019
Taiwan says no to gay marriage: what happens next?
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Taiwan says no to gay marriage: what happens next?

The referendum result isn’t legally binding, but could still prevent the legalisation of same-sex unions
26 Nov 2018
Why China is wooing El Salvador
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Why China is wooing El Salvador

Beijing pledges $150m in infrastructure funding for Central American nation in fresh blow to Taiwan
9 Nov 2018
Taiwan train derailment kills 18 and injures more than 170
18 people have been killed after a train derailed in Taiwan
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Taiwan train derailment kills 18 and injures more than 170

All eight carriages of the train came off the rails on line popular with tourists
22 Oct 2018
eSwatini and Taiwan: global diplomacy’s odd couple
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eSwatini and Taiwan: global diplomacy’s odd couple

Kingdom formerly known as Swaziland has resisted China’s overtures in Africa
31 Aug 2018
Why Taiwan is running out of friends
Honour guards prepare to raise the Taiwan flag in the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall square
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Why Taiwan is running out of friends

Taipei vows to fight China’s ‘increasingly out of control’ behaviour after losing third ally this year
22 Aug 2018
‘Comfort women’: the dark history of Japan’s WWII sex slaves
Taiwanese NGO group members wear masks during a rally to demand that the Japanese government apologise to Taiwanese "comfort women" in Taipei on August 14, 2018. - Mainstream historians agree
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‘Comfort women’: the dark history of Japan’s WWII sex slaves

South Korea launches memorial day honouring the women forced into brothels by Japanese occupiers
14 Aug 2018
China announces live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait
China has announced plans to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait
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China announces live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait

Exercise a ‘show of geopolitical support for Russia’ as regional tensions rise
13 Apr 2018
Xi Jinping warns Taiwan against push for independence
President Xi Jinping could rule for life under proposed changes to constitution
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Xi Jinping warns Taiwan against push for independence

Chinese president says separatists will suffer the ‘punishment of history’
20 Mar 2018
Record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan
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Record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

Chou Kun-hsuan of Chinese Culture University claims phenomenon beats six-hour rainbow seen in Sheffield in 1994
5 Dec 2017
Are China and Taiwan heading for war?
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Are China and Taiwan heading for war?

President of self-governing island vows to defend freedom in wake of reports of China’s invasion plans
11 Oct 2017
Apple has 800 engineers working on iPhone cameras
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Apple has 800 engineers working on iPhone cameras

US television interview reveals the sheer size of Apple's camera division – and what it means for future iPhones
21 Dec 2015
Taiwan crash pilot: 'wow, pulled back wrong throttle'
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Taiwan crash pilot: 'wow, pulled back wrong throttle'

Investigation reveals pilot mistakenly switched off the TransAsia plane's engine seconds before it crashed
2 Jul 2015
Taiwanese fisherman catches 'alien-like' creature – video
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Taiwanese fisherman catches 'alien-like' creature – video

Sea-dwelling creature becomes internet sensation after fisherman asks for help in identifying his catch
8 Jun 2015
Will China-Taiwan summit lift distant threat of war?
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Will China-Taiwan summit lift distant threat of war?

Ministers from Beijing and Taipei are holding the highest-level talks in 65 years
11 Feb 2014