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Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years kills 9 people, 50 missing

Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years kills 9 people, 50 missing

TAIWAN'S biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people and injured more than 900, while 50 workers travelling in minibuses to a hotel in a national park were missing. Some buildings tilted at precarious angles in the mountainous, sparsely populated county of Hualien, near the epicentre of the 7.2 magnitude quake, which struck just offshore at about 8 a.m. (0000 GMT) and triggered massive landslides. Linda Chen, 48, said her apartment in downtown Hualien city had been so badly damaged in an earlier earthquake in 2018 that they had to move house. But her new apartment block was…
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China says ‘double standard’ to conflate Taiwan, Ukraine issues

China says ‘double standard’ to conflate Taiwan, Ukraine issues

RYAN WOO IT is a "naked double standard" to seek to conflate the issues of Taiwan and Ukraine as the island has always been part of China and is entirely a domestic matter, China's foreign minister said, drawing an angry riposte from Taipei. China claims the democratically governed island as its own territory and has over the past two years increased military pressure against Taiwan, having never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing's control. China and Taiwan's governments agree that Taiwan and Ukraine's situations are different, but for different reasons. China says Taiwan has never been…
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