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Latest news: Taiwan

China practises blockades on last day of Taiwan drills

Chinese warplanes and warships have taken part in blockade drills around Taiwan in a display of force following its president's trip to the United States.

Taiwan earthquake tsunami warning lifted

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan, derailing train carriages, causing a convenience store to collapse and trapping people on a mountain.

Risk of ‘miscalculation’ from China military drills near Taiwan

Australia has warned of the heightened risks of Chinese military drills near Taiwan and the potential for miscalculation. 

Drones, hacks in Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi visit

Suspected drones have flown over outlying Taiwanese islands and hackers have attacked its defence ministry website, authorities in Taipei say, a day after a visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi that outraged China.

North Korea slams US for Taiwan support in nod to ally China

North Korea has accused the United States of raising military tensions with China through its "reckless" backing of Taiwan, and said the growing US military presence in the region constitutes a potential threat.

Fire in Taiwan building leaves 46 dead

The death toll from a fire in southern Taiwan that engulfed a building overnight has risen to 46, according to officials who say at least another 41 people were injured.

China vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to realise peaceful "reunification" with Taiwan, though did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the Chinese-claimed island that sparked international concern.

Lithuania angers China in row over Taiwan

China has demanded Lithuania withdraw its ambassador in Beijing and said it would recall China's envoy to Vilnius in a row over the Baltic state allowing Chinese-claimed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy there.