The new Hawaii? Surfers flock to Taiwan, an island nation that fears the sea

Typhoon swell and a host of surf places have set a fishing village on the pro-circuit a big change for a culture whose malaise with China created an aversion to the ocean Set against a background of lush green mountains sweeping down to a Pacific ocean swell, the village of Jinzun Harbour reminds some surfers […]

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Vietnam dredges reef disputed with China

Activity on Ladd Reef in Spratly Islands operates danger of raging Beijing and Taiwan Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the most recent move by the socialist state to bolster its claims in the strategically important waterway. Activity visible on Ladd Reef in the […]

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China braces as super cyclone Nepartak kills three in Taiwan

Winds of 200 km as 37,000 people evacuated on Chinas eastern coast and flights and trains cancelled Severe rain and gale brought by super typhoon Nepartak has killed at least three people and injured more than 140 in Taiwan, authorities say, while in China 37,000 people on the east coast have been evacuated and flights […]

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Polar Vortex Brings Heavy Snow And Frigid Temperatures To East Asia

The East Coast of the United States wasn’t the only region hit with heavy snowfall over the weekend. On the other side of the world, countries in East Asia also experienced a wave of freezing cold weather, resulting in dozens of deaths and interrupting thousands of travel plans. Temperatures in Inner Mongolia dropped to a […]

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