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Lessons from Taiwan: The Epicentre of East Asian Rivalry

Heads of state from across the Asia Pacific congregated in Vietnam this November for the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. As global political heavyweights gathered around the diplomatic roundtable in Da Nang however, one placard may have seemed out of place. 1,266 more words

Northeast Asia

TAIWAN 2017 Day 1: Hotels, trains, rain, zoo, IKEA, and Imelda's shoes

We’ve travelled outside the country many times before, but for this trip, it’s just the two of us. Sister and I booked seat-sale tickets to Taipei last March 2017. 915 more words

Travel

The 2017 World Championships Men's Qualifications Photo Gallery – Subdivision 1

Thanks to our photographer Alexandra Leask, we’ll have photo galleries coming to you from every session at this year’s world championships in Montreal! Enjoy these from the first subdivision of men’s qualifications. 353 more words

Germany

SU: Home ground advantage

The local crowd is having an affect on the Games, with their strong support at venues creating great atmosphere and energising their teams. During yesterday’s artistic gymnastics women’s team competition, the atmosphere was unlike any heard at the Summer Universiade so far. 207 more words

Regenye makes an amazing catch

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

There will be plenty of catches on Sunday in the Little League World Series, across Major League Baseball, or even the Little League Classic. 192 more words

Sports

The Stunning Comeback of Mai Liu Hsiang-Han

No matter how hard you try, I bet you can’t name a gymnast from Taiwan.

The gymnasts who represent the country, designated as Chinese Taipei when it falls under the umbrella of international sports governing bodies, often aren’t at a high enough level to be competitive or even all that noticeable, with both gymnasts who appeared at worlds in 2015 falling far short of the standard for making it to the Olympic qualifier. 1,591 more words

Chinese Taipei

Taiwan is called what in the 2017 Universiade?

Update (11 August): After much reporting by Taiwanese media, the media guide published by the organizing committee has changed all geographical reference of the island in the kit to  291 more words

Taiwan