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Countries on alert as Typhoon Usagi closes in
China, Taiwan and the Philippines issue warnings as the year's most powerful typhoon approaches.
Last updated: 20 Sep 2013 11:27 GMT
Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits China
About 300,000 moved from their homes in southeastern China as Typhoon Soulik hits mainland after battering Taiwan.
Last updated: 13 Jul 2013 20:56 GMT
Typhoon wreaks havoc in southern Taiwan
Severe storm sweeps across coastal region, damaging houses and overturning cars after thousands were evacuated.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2012 08:58 GMT
Taiwan prepares for typhoon Saola
Fishing boats and passenger vessels ordered to return to port, with typhoon expected to bring heavy rainfall to north.
Last updated: 31 Jul 2012 19:05 GMT
Taiwan votes for a new president
Vote pits China-friendly incumbent against rival wary of Beijing, in closely watched election.
Last updated: 14 Jan 2012 08:54 GMT
Taiwan readies for tight presidential vote
Campaigning ends ahead of Saturday poll pitting China-friendly incumbent against rival wary of closer ties with Beijing.
Last updated: 13 Jan 2012 20:05 GMT
Unsafe at any speed?
China has applied for patents for its high-speed trains, but the technology may have been pirated from the Japanese.
Last updated: 02 Aug 2011 09:37 GMT
Son of former Taiwanese VP shot
Politician's son is critically wounded the day before Taiwanese voters head to the polls in local elections.
Last updated: 27 Nov 2010 14:20 GMT
Voting begins in local Taiwan polls
Election of local mayors and officials in major cities seen as a mood indicator ahead of presidential elections in 2012.
Last updated: 27 Nov 2010 06:14 GMT
Typhoon Fanapi hits Taiwan
Forecasters say Fanapi could be fiercest typhoon to hit the region this year as it moves towards southeastern China.
Last updated: 19 Sep 2010 06:53 GMT
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