Taiwan

19 Articles 0 Followers


Nicaragua Cuts Diplomatic Ties to Taiwan in Favor of China

14 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Nicaragua has become the latest nation to cut diplomatic ties and any form of official contact or relation with Taiwan after the Nicaragua Foreign Ministry announced that it "recognizes that there is only one single China". While Chinese Foreign Mini...

Taiwan vs. Bangladesh: How India is foolishly biting the same bait China ignored 50 years earlier

7 Nov 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Kovichni

The year was 1971, a part of a nation not many today knew existed was about to fall and become a 3rd nation following the India/Pakistan split in 1947. What we now call Bangladesh was known as 'East-Pakistan' and was simply the eastern part of the co...

At Least 51 Killed and Over 100 Injured in Taiwan Train Crash

3 Apr 2021 1 minute read 3 comments AverageVancouverite

At about 09:28 local time in the morning, a Taroko Express train operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration derailed in a tunnel after hitting an unoccupied construction flatbed vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel's mouth, resu...

The U.S. Will Lift Self-Imposed Restrictions on Contact With Taiwan

10 Jan 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

On January 9, 2021, Mike Pompeo announced that he will lift the United States' self-imposed restrictions on contact with Taiwan. In his press statement, he said the following: Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and reliable partner of the United States,...

Liberland congratulates Somaliland and Taiwan for exchanging representative offices

21 Sep 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Liberland TV

“Three… Two… One!” Somaliland Representative to Taiwan Mohamed Hagi and Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu uncovered the plaque for the representative office of Somaliland in Taiwan, AP footage shows.  This September 9th move marked the completion...

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as Chinese Jets Fly Over Island

21 Sep 2020 1 minute read 3 comments AverageVancouverite

On Saturday, September 19th, 2020, Taiwan's air force scrambled jets for a second consecutive day as 19 Chinese aircraft crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait and approached the island. Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said that whole no Chin...

Taipei, National Palace Museum *Part 2*

3 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Brickster

Jadeite cabbage and meat-shaped stone Long visitors' queues are waiting in front of the vitrines of two showpieces artfully carved from gemstones. Two well camouflaged locusts sit on a piece of jade carved in the shape of a cabbage head. The partly...

Taipei, National Palace Museum *Part 1*

29 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Brickster

Treasury of Chinese Culture The world's largest and most valuable collection of Chinese artworks can be found not in China, but in Taiwan. The National Palace Museum in the north of Taipei has around 700,000 finds and artifacts, only a fraction of wh...

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei

23 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Brickster

A short historical review. After the Japanese invasion in Korea, which was allied with China, the Chinese-Japanese war began in 1894. China suffered a defeat and had to cede Taiwan to Japan. Until 1945, i.e. for 50 years, the Japanese flag blew over...

Colourful world of gods at Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

20 Apr 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Brickster

The lake where the gods reside. It should bring luck if you enter the dragon tiger pagodas at the lotus lake through the mouth of the dragon and leave them again through the mouth of the tiger. Colourful pagodas, pavilions and richly decorated templ...