February 17, 1998 |
A China Airlines jet trying to land in fog crashed in a country neighborhood Monday, knocking the roofs off houses before skidding into a rice paddy and exploding in flames. Authorities said all 196 people aboard and nine on the ground were killed.
March 25, 2002 |
Chinese leaders hailed President Bush's visit to Beijing last month as constructive and positive despite disagreements over proliferation, human rights and Taiwan. In the weeks since, however, Beijing has complained of a new "chill" although it gives no indication of wishing to cancel the upcoming visits of Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.
March 7, 2009 |
South Korea made the most of a big first inning to dominate Chinese Taipei in the World Baseball Classic at Tokyo. Lee Jin-young hit a grand slam in a six-run first Friday to power the Olympic champion to a 9-0 win. Kim Tae-kyun drove in two runs with a single and Lee gave South Korea a 6-0 lead at the Tokyo Dome with a towering blast to right field off Taipei pitcher Cheng Kai-wen. "Getting those early runs made it easy for us," said South Korea Manager Kim In-sik.
June 14, 1985 |
The three male giraffes at Taipei zoo turned gay after their female companion died, the zookeeper said Thursday. Chen Pao-chun said the zoo was considering importing female giraffes from Africa because "we are running out of explanations for the children visiting the zoo."
November 4, 2004 |
A lion attacked a man who jumped into its zoo enclosure here Wednesday and shouted, "Jesus will save you!" at the animal, an eyewitness said. Cable TV stations showed the lion ripping a jacket off the man as he stood in a grassy enclosure that held two of the animals. The second lion did not join in the attack. Without panicking, the man fell back onto a stone ridge, and the lion then jumped at him, biting him in the arm. It also clawed at his trousers before retreating.
October 2, 2006 |
One year, almost to the day, before the final of the 2007 Women's World Cup in China, the United States routed Chinese Taipei, 10-0, in a friendly soccer international Sunday at the Home Depot Center. Striker Abby Wambach scored the fifth hat trick of her national team career and assisted on three goals. Wambach has scored 62 goals in 78 games for the U.S. and on Sunday moved ahead of Shannon MacMillan into sixth place on the all-time scoring list.
December 20, 2004 |
The United States will post an army officer at its de facto embassy in Taiwan for the first time in 25 years, reversing a long-standing policy of using civilian defense contractors, Jane's Defense Weekly said. The move, which the defense journal said was tentatively scheduled for mid-2005, would probably upset China, as it would signal closer military ties between the U.S. and the island, which Beijing claims as a renegade province.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1985 |
Los Angeles City Council members Joy Picus and Howard Finn, who represent the San Fernando Valley, were scheduled to travel to Taiwan this weekend as guests of the government in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan and a sister city to Los Angeles. "I guess I'll be visiting the local city council," said Finn, who added he also would be looking over other government operations on the island nation.
April 20, 2006 |
AUTHENTIC Taiwanese food is so plentiful in the San Gabriel Valley that immigrants from that culinarily rich island hardly have a chance to feel homesick. What the Sinicized parts of the Valley have always lacked is night life reminiscent of Taipei's rollicking basement jazz hangouts, bass-thumping dance clubs and country-style pubs.
January 21, 1991 |
Taiwan, one of the world's major industrial powers, has set its sights on a new goal--becoming a major Asian financial center. The island has racked up huge trade surpluses in the past decade, and its industrial companies have become big foreign investors. But Taipei remains a financial backwater, stifled by regulations and the backwardness of its capital markets.