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Taiwan is the first in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage

Constitutional Court ruled Date : May 24, 2017 Reporter : BNN Taiwan has become the first place in Asia to leaglise gay marriage today following a landmark ruling by the country's top court. A panel of 14 grand justices made the ruling that current regulations prohibiting marriage between partners of the same sex are unconstitutional.  Reports Mail Online   Taiwan's top court has cleared the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.   ...Full Story

POLITICS

Shattering diplomacy, U.S. President-elect speaks to Taiwan president, irking China

Date : December 3, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network His highly unusual moves BEIJING, China - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s administration is already breaking barriers and shattering diplomacy. < BNN Over the last week, Trump has engaged in calls with many international leaders and his highly ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Obama administration authorizes $1.83 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Date : December 16, 2015 Reporter : Trend Taiwan Relations Act The US administration formally notified Congress on Wednesday of a $1.83 billion arms sale package for Taiwan, including two frigates, anti-tank missiles, amphibious assault vehicles and other equipment, despite opposition from China, ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Taiwan faces worst drought in 10 years: MOEA

Date : November 19, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The water supply situation was rather tight TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan could be facing its worst drought in a decade within the next year, Economics Minister Woody Duh warned Wednesday. The Ministry of Economic Affairs had reportedly started taking measures and ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Taiwan is the first in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage

Date : May 24, 2017 Reporter : BNN Constitutional Court ruled Taiwan has become the first place in Asia to leaglise gay marriage today following a landmark ruling by the country's top court. A panel of 14 grand justices made the ruling that current regulations prohibiting marriage between ...Full Story

HISTORY

The world’s strongest typhoon has Taiwan and China on its radar

Date : September 15, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Super-typhoon struck the region TAIPEI, Taiwan - The world’s strongest typhoon in 2016 struck taiwan, carrying maximum winds of 134mph (216km/h) as it approached the island. > Big News Network As the super-typhoon struck the region - it left a trail of ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Taiwan needs friendlier foreign investment policies

Date : October 24, 2014 Reporter : taiwannews Taiwan has outperformed its competitors in the region Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Taiwan needs to adopt friendlier policies and regulations to make it cheaper and easier for foreign companies to do business here, American professor Michael Porter, a leading authority on corporate strategy, said ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Weakened Soudelor Leaves 14 Dead in China, Taiwan

Date : August 9, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet The storm swept across Taiwan with winds of up to 160 km/h Heavy rain continued Sunday in southeastern China where the remnants of Typhoon Soudelor moved further inland leaving flooding and at least 14 people dead. The system, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, hit China's ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Malaysia recognizes more Taiwan college degrees

Date : July 31, 2012 Reporter : Taiwan Today Malaysia is the leading source of incoming ethnic Chinese students   By  Grace Kuo, TaiwanToday The Malaysian government has agreed to expand recognition of degrees conferred by 157 Taiwan universities, retroactive to June 20, 2011, according to the ROC Ministry of Education. ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Revisiting Taiwan´s science-based industrial parks

Date : September 22, 2012 Reporter : Taiwan Today National Science Council   TaiwanToday: In September Taiwan’s three major science-based industrial parks, home to the semiconductor and electronics industries touted as mainstays of the country’s economy, reported year-on-year revenue drops ...Full Story

TRAVEL

TransAsia plane with 58 people on board crashes in Taiwan

Date : February 3, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Number of casualties A TransAsia Airways Corp. plane carrying 58 people, including five crew members, crashed in a river in Taiwan's capital Wednesday morning, according to the Taipei Fire Department. The number of casualties isn't yet known. ...Full Story

SPORTS

Standing tall at the Olympics

Date : August 1, 2012 Reporter : Taiwan Today Comprising 44 members, the ROC Olympic team will contest 14 sports   The eyes of the world were on London July 27 as the Summer Games exploded into life with an opening ceremony that will long be remembered as a showcase celebration of British culture and the Olympic ideal. But for ROC ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Contractor killed in Taiwan during pre-production of Scorsese film ‘Silence’

Date : January 29, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Chinese Culture and Movie TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Two people are injured and one person is dead after a roof on the set of the upcoming Martin Scorsese film Silence collapsed onto a group of contractors attempting to reinforce it. The incident occurred at the ...Full Story

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