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18 Chinese Warplanes Threaten Taiwan During U.S. Visit

Fighter jet. Rockets

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 China launches combat drills in Taiwan Strait, warns U.S. not to “play with fire” TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, crossing the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, in response to a senior U.S. official holding talks in Taipei. China had earlier announced combat drills and …

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VIDEO: Powerful Wind Lifts Kite-Entangled Child 30 Feet Into Air

Screen grab. Kite. Girl caught in its tail

PortandTerminal.com, August 30, 2020 TAIPEI, TAIWAN – As every sailor knows, you underestimate the power of the wind at your own peril. Strong winds swept up a young child who had become entangled in an oversized kite on Sunday, carrying her through the air for about 30 seconds before eventually subsiding.  Videos recorded during the Hsinchu City International Kite Festival in …

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VIDEO: Terrifying bridge collapses plummeting oil tanker into fishing boats

PortandTerminal.com, October 1, 2019 A 140-meter (459-foot) bridge has collapsed in northeast Taiwan, sending an oil tanker into the water and killing at least two people in fishing boats below. TAIPEI, TAIWAN – A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below and bursting into …

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Chinese warship collided with Taiwanese Freighter, Coast Guard says

Photo of a Chinese warship at dock

PortandTerminal.com, August 7, 2019 A Chinese warship collided with a Taiwanese freighter on the evening of July 31st. It happened roughly 20 nautical miles southeast of the Taiwanese-controlled island of Kinmen. TAIPEI, TAIWAN – A Chinese warship collided with a Taiwanese freighter Wednesday evening, damaging the bulk carrier, Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration said. The collision highlights the risks of escalation …

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