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Jul 23, 2014 — A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.
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May 15, 2014 — Vietnamese mobs are destroying foreign-owned property and hunting down Chinese nationals in an angry response to Beijing's push to place an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters.
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Mar 27, 2014 — A trade deal allowing Chinese investment in more service sectors was the provocation. But the real issue is Taiwan's sense that it's losing its identity and being overwhelmed by its powerful neighbor.
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Mar 24, 2014 — Authorities said they arrested 58 people and 137 were injured. Students were protesting over a controversial trade deal with China.
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Feb 11, 2014 — South Korea announced the first high-level meeting in years with rival North Korea. And for the first time since they split in the 1940s, China and Taiwan held government-to-government talks at a senior level.
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Feb 11, 2014 — Officials said the meeting marks a "new chapter" in relations between the two sides, which split after a civil war.
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Dec 31, 2013 — The giant inflatable is supposed to project peace and harmony. But Tuesday, it suddenly burst. This isn't the first time that one of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's floating works of art has gone pffff.
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Sep 20, 2013 — The storm, which packed winds of 150 mph on Friday, is expected to weaken before it hits the Chinese territory.
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Apr 24, 2013 — Concerns about the flu have intensified as the cases and fatalities mount. Transmission of the virus between birds and humans appears to happen fairly easily. It's unclear whether it can spread from one person to another.
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