Biden touts ‘lynchpin’ alliance with Southeast Asian leaders and hints at trip to region

Biden touts ‘lynchpin’ alliance with Southeast Asian leaders as China threat to Taiwan looms – and hints at future trip to the region to show support President Joe Biden hinted at an in-person visit to the Southeast Asian region in his address to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations United States looks to counter the … Read more

Why you should head to Taiwan if you’re a fan of scenic railway journeys

Why you should head to Taiwan if you’re a fan of scenic railway journeys: Channel 5 documentary reveals the island’s stunning train trips The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys takes viewers on a trip of a lifetime around Taiwan’s rail network This week’s episode, narrated by Bill Nighy, takes in the Alishan Forest Railway and … Read more

Abandoned buildings around the world now teeming with plant-life after being reclaimed by nature

After mankind has left: Abandoned buildings around the world now teeming with plant-life after being reclaimed by nature These incredible pictures feature an abandoned ballroom in Germany being overtaken by ferns and a desolate manor house in Taiwan covered by trees The beautiful yet crumbling locations left by their human inhabitants have been reclaimed by … Read more

Did Argentina rob art from its own museum to fund the Falklands War?

Did Argentina rob art from its own museum to fund the Falklands War? Military junta stole £1.8m of paintings from Buenos Aires gallery to buy arms from Taiwan, new book claims British academic claims art heist was staged by Argentina’s military Government Sixteen masterpieces vanished into thin air from national museum in the 1980s Just three … Read more

Dozens are killed and 70 remain trapped after train derailed in tunnel in Taiwan

At least 48 people have been killed after a train smashed into a truck and derailed inside a tunnel in Taiwan.  Some 70 passengers remain trapped inside the mangled carriages, while another 40 have been rushed to hospital, after the train crashed outside the city of Hualien on Friday. The express train was packed with … Read more

36 people are killed and 70 remain trapped after train derailed in tunnel in Taiwan

36 people are killed and 70 remain trapped after train derailed in tunnel in Taiwan after crashing into a truck that slid off the road Train derailed inside tunnel outside the city of Hualien in eastern Taiwan Carriages were ripped apart and crumpled after train struck a truck Many were standing on the cramped train … Read more

US admiral warns China has aims to invade Taiwan within 6 years and take global leadership role

A U.S. admiral has warned that China aims to invade Taiwan within the next six years ahead of the Biden administration first meeting with the country’s officials in Alaska next week.  U.S. Navy Admiral Philip S. Davidson, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, also told the Senate Armed Services Committee of fears among the U.S. … Read more

Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan air space after ‘collusion’ with US 

Eight Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan air space in response to ‘collusion’ between the island and the US Four J-16s, four JH-7s and an electronic craft entered Taiwan’s air defence zone In response, Taiwan’s air force deployed its missile defence system Beijing said it was responding to ‘collusion’ with the US, Taiwan’s main backer  By … Read more