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Taiwan Says 500 Feared Dead in Mudslides After Typhoon Morakot

Taiwan said as many as 500 people may have been killed by landslides in the country’s south after Typhoon Morakot unleashed the worst floods in 50 years.

Rescuers search destroyed Taiwan village

Helicopters dropped rescuers into a village in southern Taiwan this morning to search for victims of a massive mudslide that is believed to have buried hundreds of people, officials said.

At least 12 die in Taiwan typhoon

At least 12 people have been confirmed dead and 52 others are missing in Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot caused the island's worst flooding in half a century, the emergency services said.

Typhoon Morakot leaves 6 dead or missing in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A typhoon slammed into Taiwan overnight, leaving at least six people dead or missing and more than a dozen injured, officials and media reported Saturday.

Typhoon whips Taiwan after killing 11 in Philippines

A medium-strength typhoon, the most severe this year so far, slowly enveloped Taiwan on Friday, forcing flight cancellations and port closures after killing 11 people in the Philippines.

AIG's Taiwan insurance unit buys $250 mln building

TAIPEI, May 26 (Reuters) - Nan Shan Life, American International Group's Taiwan insurance unit, has bought a Taipei office building for T$8.2 billion ($250 million), the latest sign of optimism about the property market ahead of a potential influx of Chinese investors.

Taiwan leader says island on right track

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says his government has turned many of the island's challenges into opportunities over the past year. Speaking at a news conference in Taipei 12 months after taking office, he said Taiwan is "on the right track."

Rallies planned in Taiwan to protest China policy

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan's pro-independence opposition is hoping that more than half a million people will take to the capital's streets Sunday to protest President Ma Ying-jeou's China policies.

Future lies in no pain, no gain plan for HK

Bonnie Chen The Standard 05/12/2009
Future lies in no pain, no gain plan for HK

A pro-government think-tank has called for the development of a common Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland market within the next 30 years despite possible short-term financial losses for the city.

Taiwan's top mainland negotiator resigns

Taiwan's top negotiator with the mainland has resigned. Chiang Pin-kung, who heads the Straits Exchange Foundation, said he had tendered his resignation to President Ma Ying-jeou because of his age - 77 - and health.


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