Taiwan orders all flags to be lowered to half-mast for three days. President Tsai Ing-wen will during this time visit the wounded in Hualien's hospitals.
Taiwan express train with almost 500 aboard derails after hitting a truck, killing at least 51 passengers and injuring 146 others, officials say.
Semiconductor shortages, caused by supply chain changes because of the pandemic, have impacted the availability of chips needed in mobile phones, game consoles, TVs, and the global auto industry.
The two countries will establish the Coast Guard Working Group as Taiwan is upgrading its coast guard with new ships, that can be drafted into naval service in the event of war.
The semiconductor industry has transformed into a high stakes geopolitical issue and a source of tension between the US, China and Taiwan, with potential implications for global commerce.
The US Air Force simulated a war game against China last autumn, and the results were unsettling for Washington.
Brussels sells the deal as “a success”, but critics say China has got what it wanted from the EU despite Beijing's despicable human rights records.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country hopes to see a clear departure from the practice of previous US administrations on dealing with Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own territory.
Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets enter Taiwan's air defence identification zone for a second day, Taiwan says, just days into US President Joe Biden's new administration.
Taipei reports "incursion" of eight nuclear-capable H-6K bombers, four J-16 fighter jets, and Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft over the south-western corner of its air defence identification zone. Beijing hasn't commented yet.
It paints a cold picture of how the US seeks to use its South-East Asian allies to contend with China and North Korea.
While the United States, like most countries, has no official relations with Taiwan, the Donald Trump administration has ramped up backing for the island country, with arms sales and laws to help Taiwan deal with pressure from China.
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