Taipei, May 20 (IANS) About 10,000 Taiwanese took to the streets here Sunday to protest against further development of nuclear power on the island. The demonstration was launched by an environmental protection organisation to protest the construction of a new nuclear power plant, which will be the fourth plant on the island, Xinhua reported. Protestors waived banners and flags that read messages like "No Nuclear Power" and "We Don't Want Another Fukushima" during the demonstration
Taipei, May 15 (IANS) A Taiwanese F-16 fighter jet crashed in waters near Chiayi county Wednesday, according to media reports. The pilot managed to eject from the craft before it crashed and was later rescued.
Taipei, April 21 (IANS) Samples of the human H7N9 virus strain, provided by the mainland China, arrived in Taipei Saturday and have been sent to a laboratory so that their biological features could be studied, Xinhua reported. The transfer of the virus strain samples indicates that cross-strait cooperation on infectious disease prevention and control has entered a new stage and it hoped for further deepening cooperation, the island's disease control authority said . The samples will be used to assess the effectiveness of virus testing measures on the island, among other research and development work, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement.
Taipei, April 19 (IANS) India's campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships came to an end here Friday after rising shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost in the women's singles quarter-finals to Japanese seventh seed Eriko Hirose in three games.
Taipei, April 18 (IANS) Rising Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu added another feather to her cap after defeating former World No.1 Shixian Wang of China at the Badminton Asia Championships here Thursday. In the process, the 17-year-old progressed to the women's singles quarter-finals of the continental event.
Taipei, April 18 (IANS) Rising Indian shuttler P.V.
Taipei, April 18 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu upset former World No.1 Shixian Wang of China to proceed to the women's singles quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships at the Taipei Arena here Thursday.
Taipei, April 17 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu led the Indian charge at the Badminton Asia Championships winning the opening rounds of their respective categories here at the Taipei Arena Wednesday
Taipei, April 16 (IANS) Sayali Gokhale of Pune failed to qualify for the women's singles main draw of the Badminton Asia Championships here Tuesday. After winning the first round of the qualifiers in the Taipei Arena, she lost the second and final round. The Pune girl beat Sri Lankan Kavindi Ishandika Sirimannage 21-16, 21-14 in 23 minutes in their first ever encounter.
Taipei, March 27 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 19 people were injured Wednesday when an earthquake jolted Taiwan, reports Xinhua. The 6.5-magnitude quake jolted the island's Nantou county, it said.