Taiwan is a tilted fault block, characterized by the contrast between the eastern two-thirds, consisting mostly of five rugged mountain ranges parallel to the east coast, and the flat to gently rolling plains of the western third, where most of Taiwan's population reside. There are several peaks over 3,500m, the highest being Yu Shan at 3,952 metres (12,966ft), making Taiwan the world's fourth-highest island. The tectonic boundary that formed these ranges is still active, and the island experiences many earthquakes, a few of them highly destructive. There are also many active submarine volcanoes in the Taiwan Straits.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S ... The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory ... does not have formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
... by a foreign institute in Taiwan ... Rumlar also praised the award-winning Pingtung Civic Park, also known as HEITO 1909, a 20-hectare urban park carved out of the ruins of a Taiwan Sugar Corp factory, and the VIPZone, an urban renewal project in an old military village, it said.
Navy destroyer through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a deliberate move to undermine stability in the region ... Navy said in a statement the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit” on Tuesday “in accordance with international law.”.
Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank (台北富邦銀行) yesterday said it would make regular purchases of solar power from Taiwan Cogeneration Corp’s (TCC, 台灣汽電共生) green power subsidiary every year for 20 years in an effort to reduce the bank’s carbon emissions ... Taiwan Power Co’s (台電) data showed.
Rejecting criticism, the Pacific nation said that the creation of the park had cost up to US$145 million in lost revenue ...The Pacific nation switched diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China in 2019, but this week rejected suggestions from critics that the marine park move was prompted by a desire from Beijing to access lucrative tuna stocks.
Kiribati switched diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China in 2019 but this week rejected suggestions from critics that the marine park move was prompted by a desire from Beijing to access lucrative tuna stocks ... Former president Anote Tong, who helped create the marine park, has expressed concern about the government's plan.