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Taiwan city to offer dog poop lottery

A city in northern Taiwan will run an innovative scheme to keep its streets clean by encouraging residents to collect dog poop for a chance to win gold.

New Taipei City, which surrounds the capital,

Taiwanese kills wife's Facebook friend

A jealous Taiwanese husband led an assault on a Facebook user who had flirted with his wife online, beating him to death with baseball clubs, police said Monday.

Chou You-huang, a 34-year-old residen

Six dead, two missing as ship sinks off Taiwan

A Taiwanese-registered gravel ship with 15 crew members on board sank off the island on Monday, leaving six people dead and two others missing, officials said.

Taiwan's coast guard rescued seven peop

Powerful quake hits near Taiwan's second city

A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit near Taiwan's second city of Kaohsiung on Sunday, US seismologists said.

The quake struck 57 kilometres (35 miles) east of the city at 10:34 am (0234 GMT) at a

Finance veteran to be Taiwan's next premier

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has picked a former top financial regulator as his next premier, the state news agency and several other media reported over the weekend.

The appointment of 62-year-old

Taiwan promotes firecracker CD for Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year revellers in Taiwan's capital Taipei are to be given free CDs featuring the sound of exploding firecrackers, in the hope of reducing the deafening noise and mess created by the real thi

Intel, Taiwan in tie-up to develop new chip

US chip giant Intel has joined hands with a top Taiwan research institute to develop a new generation of memory chips for use in lighter, energy-saving smartphones and tablets, officials said on Wedne

China's President Hu Jintao urges unification with rival Taiwan


China's president on Sunday used the centennial of a revolution that ended imperial rule to make an appeal to further relations with Taiwan, saying they should move beyond the history that divides the

China strongly condemns US-Taiwan arms deal


China on Thursday strongly condemned a $5.85 billion US deal to upgrade Taiwan's fleet of F-16 fighter jets, summoning the US ambassador and warning the move would undermine warming military relations

Taiwan lifts punitive measures against Philippines

Taiwan said on Tuesday it had removed sanctions put in place against the Philippines during a diplomatic row sparked when Manila deported Taiwanese nationals to China.

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