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Taiwan reports first local coronavirus infection since April

Taiwan reported its first local coronavirus transmission Tuesday, ending 253 days of being virus-free in a major blow for an island that has been lauded for its pandemic response. Health authorities said a woman in her thirties had tested positive for the coronavirus…
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WHO urged to invite Taiwan to key meeting

The World Health Organization is facing renewed pleas to allow Taiwan to participate in a key international meeting amid fears its exclusion could jeopardise efforts to rein in the coronavirus pandemic. As many parts of the world are reeling from surging numbers of…
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US to sell air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan

The US government on Wednesday said it had approved the sale of $1 billion worth of advanced air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan as the island tries to shore up its defenses against China. The State Department said it had agreed to sell 135 of the precision-guided…
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Taipei, the gay capital of Asia

In Taiwan, homosexuality was banned until 1987. Today, the island has the most progressive legislation in Asia, permits gay marriage and is an oasis for persecuted gays in China and other countries. The Taiwanese government even has a transgender minister At the entrance…