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  1. Six of the best ...mountain hikes in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... opposite. Alishan (easy) This central mountain's main drawcard is the opportunity to watch the sun rise from an altitude of 2,000 metres. Arrange the trip at short notice when the weather ... a Japanese ambience. Tatun Shan is Yangming-shan's most unspoiled mountain, despite having a weather station on top. Views of the coast and graceful Kuanyin Shan on the far side of the Tanshui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425742/six-best-mountain-hikes-taiwan
  2. Climb every mountain

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei Taiwan boasts the highest mountains in East Asia. When the Japanese took control of the island in 1895, they were shocked to discover that Yu Shan, at 3,952 ... Some environmental groups, however, are protesting. The difficulty of getting to the top of these great mountains, they argue, is part of their attraction. Furthermore, crowds on the summits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462328/climb-every-mountain
  3. News - China

    Heavy rain forecast for Taiwan as typhoon nears

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 10:56am by Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan

    ... have moved to low-lying and mountainous areas to help with necessary evacuations and rescues.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1280914/heavy-rain-forecast-taiwan-typhoon-nears
  4. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Two dead, 21 hurt as earthquake rocks central Taiwan

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 03:36pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... network. The National Fire Agency said a male tourist was killed by falling rocks in Alishan, a mountainous scenic spot in the southern county of Chiayi. He was with a group of seven other tourists ... around the epicentre, amid local reports that more than 100 tourists were trapped in a mountain resort in Chushan, Nantou. Nantou was the epicentre of a 7.6-magnitude quake in September 1999, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1252038/taiwan-jolted-63-magnitude-earthquake
  5. News - China - NATURAL DISASTER

    Strong quake rocks centre of Taiwan, is felt in Fujian

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... buildings and sent panicked residents rushing for shelter. The magnitude 6.1 quake struck at 10am in mountainous Nantou county in the centre of the island, at a depth of 15 kilometres, according ... by falling objects, ceiling fragments, partially collapsed structures and rocks that struck cars on mountain roads, an agency spokesman said. Two blazes were also reported but were both extinguished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201234/strong-quake-rocks-centre-taiwan-felt-fujian
  6. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 10, 2012

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and fell into a ravine in a mountainous area of Jianshih township, Taipei's China Times reported. Most of the passengers were in their 50s or 60s. Xinhua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1101716/briefs-december-10-2012
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan deploys US-made advanced early warning radar

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 04:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan has put into service a US-made billion-dollar early warning radar system capable of giving more than six minutes’ warning of a mainland missile attack, a senior officer said on Sunday. The radar, on top of a mountain in the northern county of Hsinchu, started providing surveillance information after a ceremony presided over by the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1142517/taiwan-deploys-us-made-advanced-early-warning-radar
  8. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Mainland money backs Taiwan development

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by RALPH JJENNINGS

    ... of the ocean, are being built in the mountains just north of Taipei despite the island's wariness about opening its property market to a long-time political foe. Vantone Capital and its Taiwanese ... said. "Given the daytime view, the night view, where you can see mountains and Tamsui [on the coast], this kind of space, chairman Feng thought it was right to build here," Lin said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1121566/mainland-money-backs-taiwan-development
  9. Sweet and pure

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei September is apple time in Taiwan. This may sound like strange news coming from a sub-tropical island, but the high mountains that occupy 80 per cent ... a few months when I discovered these exquisite mountain apples. Much smaller than their imported commercial cousins, they have a sweetness, yet also a sharpness, of taste that carries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518223/sweet-and-pure
  10. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... of cross-strait tourists was allowed. Now, hot spots such as the National Palace Museum and the vertical mountain walls of the Taroko National Park attract so many tour groups that locals have started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1215457/mainland-chinese-travel-boom-mixed-blessing-taiwan

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