Taiwan

State in East Asia

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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.5 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

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Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legally recognize same-sex marriages. Officials said about 300 couples were expected to register on the day the landmark..
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For veteran gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei, Friday's weddings are the culmination of a three-decade long fight trying to persuade successive governments to..
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Last week, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Today, the first official weddings are underway.
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Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages on Friday after the parliament passed new laws a week ago. (May 24)
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Pacific Island countries that have diplomatic ties with Taiwan should maintain them in the face of "heavy handed" attempts by China to reduce Taiwan's overseas..
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Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia hailed by activists as a social revolution for the..
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Parliament became the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage last week Taiwan’s first official same-sex weddings kicked off on Friday in a landmark moment..
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Taiwan's first official same-sex weddings kicked off Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia as gay couples took the historic step of registering as..
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Three couples find a special way to celebrate Taiwan becoming the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.
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An inflatable installation in Taiwan marks 30 years since China's crackdown on democracy activists.
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GENEVA — The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency’s biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health..
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Beijing (CNN)Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. On..
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Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two..
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Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights,..
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Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags,..
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By Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament..
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The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.
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Legislature's vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody
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Taiwan's parliament becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling.
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Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia..
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Taiwan's parliament on Friday began discussion of a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage, amid a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the..
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Freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea are being given more attention than they deserve, the head of United States naval operations said..
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