Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on the deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday.
A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree aboard a Taipei subway train Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 25 others in the worst such incident on the island, police said.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan Wednesday and shook buildings in the capital, the Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Taiwan Monday launched computerized war games featuring its newly acquired AH-64 Apache helicopters helping counter a simulated attack by a Chinese aircraft carrier group, officials and media said, according to AFP. The five-day drill, part of the island's biggest annual military maneuvers to be held in September, is aimed at testing the island's defense capability against the fast expanding military might of the giant neighbor, defense ministry officials said, declining to go into details.
Police in Taiwan fired water cannons on Monday to disperse hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters refusing to give up their campaign despite a government pledge to halt work on the island's fourth nuclear power plant. The protesters had been occupying a main Taipei boulevard since Sunday, demanding the government scrap plans to begin operation of Taiwan's nearly completed fourth reactor.
Taiwan police on Monday used water cannon to dislodge hundreds of demonstrators blocking a main road in the capital to demand the scrapping of a controversial nuclear power plant. An estimated 28,500 anti-nuclear demonstrators had blockaded one of Taipei's busiest streets Sunday, forcing the ruling Kuomintang party to yield and halt construction work at the nearly completed plant.
Taiwan said Sunday it would stop construction at a controversial nuclear power plant after tens of thousands of protesters blockaded a main street in the capital calling for the project to be scrapped, AFP reports.
Thousands of protesters staged a sit-in near the presidential palace in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to oppose a controversial nuclear power plant and show support for a high-profile activist on hunger strike.
Two Taiwanese pilots were injured on Friday when their Apache attack helicopter crash-landed on a building in northern Taiwan during a routine training mission, the military said, according to AFP.
Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah on Monday rejected a call from the main opposition party to scrap a nearly completed nuclear power plant, despite planned protests including a hunger strike, AFP reports.
Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan. The move risks angering China, locked in a dispute with Japan over nearby islands which they both claim.
Taiwanese protesters who have occupied parliament for three weeks in protest at a trade agreement with China said they would leave on Thursday evening, AFP reports.
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has invited the leaders of a student protest movement to his office in a bid to resolve an impasse about a controversial trade pact with mainland China.
Baton-wielding riot police cleared Taiwan's Cabinet offices of scores of angry protesters opposed to a trade pact with China on Monday, in a sharp escalation of roiling tensions against the island's rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland. Authorities said they arrested 58 protesters while dozens were injured.
About 200 students burst into Taiwan's legislature late Tuesday and occupied the chamber by blocking entrances to the building to keep police out.
Protesters barricaded themselves inside Taiwan's parliament for a third straight day on Thursday, threatening "further action" if the government pushes ahead with its plans to ratify a contentious trade pact with China. More than 200 protesters - mostly young students - stormed through security barriers and took over the parliament's main chamber late Tuesday in the first such occupation of the building in Taiwan's history.
A Taiwanese air force major and a karaoke bar owner have been charged with leaking military secrets to China, prosecutors said Friday, in the latest espionage case to hit the island.
Tens of thousands marched in Taiwan Saturday to call for an end to nuclear energy on the island, ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima atomic disaster in Japan, organisers said. In Taipei, protesters held placards and flags painted with slogans such as "No Nuke, No more Fukushima" and "No Nuke, Save Taiwan" as they marched the streets of the capital in the rainy cold weather.
For Kaohsiung resident Chiu Hua-mei, taking her 8-year-old daughter to the March anti-nuclear demonstrations has been a must since Japan's Fukushima plant disaster in that month of 2011. Chiu, assistant professor of sociology at the National Sun Yat-sen University, has been helping the nonprofit Citizen of the Earth Taiwan organize an anti-nuclear protest in the southern city of Kaohsiung Saturday.