Taiwan

Taiwan Air Force AT-3 jets fly in formation over Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (CCK) in central Taichung on July 17, 2014 during a rehearsal for the base opening to the public.  Taiwan's military plans to open the CCK air force base to the public on July 19 and expects to have some 150,000 visitors.

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Taiwan Air Force AT-3 jets fly over Ching Chuan Kang air base (CCK) in central Taichung on Thursday during a rehearsal for the base opening to the public

An pro-democracy activist scuffles with police officers while Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office meets with Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi, in Taoyuan June 25, 2014. Zhang, China's top official in charge of Taiwan ties will make a landmark visit to the island this week to try to woo Taiwanese who remain suspicious about a pending trade pact as well as meet a senior figure from the pro-independence opposition.

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A pro-democracy activist scuffles with police officers while Zhang Zhijun, director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, meets with Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi, in Taoyuan on Wednesday. Mr Zhang is trying to woo Taiwanese who remain suspicious about a pending trade pact.

TOPSHOTS Taiwan air force AT-3 jetsfly i...TOPSHOTS Taiwan air force AT-3 jetsfly in formation to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Taiwan Military Academy, known as Whampoa military academy, in southern Kaohsiung on June 16, 2014.  More then 1,200 military students are graduated from the Taiwan Military Academy as Ma presided over a ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the Whampoa military academy.  AFP PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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Taiwan air force AT-3 jets fly in formation to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Taiwan’s military mcademy, previously known as the Whampoa Military Academy, in southern Kaohsiung

Local workers lift a damaged US-made AH-64E Apache attack helicopte

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Local workers lift a damaged US-made AH-64E Apache attack helicopter from a roof in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, on Friday

TOPSHOTS  A protester shout as police officers try to remove the chairs displayed to block the entrance of the Taiwanese Parliament which is occupied by activists to protest against moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with Chinain, in Taipei on March 19, 2014. Late on March 18 around 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan's parliament, singing and dancing in protest against the trade agreement. AFP  PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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A protester shouts as police officers try to remove chairs blocking the entrance to the Taiwanese parliament which has been occupied by activists protesting moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China. About 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan‘s parliament. Read more

olicemen setup barbwire to block pro-Ta...Policemen setup barbwire to block pro-Taiwan independent activists during the anniversary of the 1947 massacre during which thousands were killed by nationalist Kuomintang troops from China, outside the Taipei Peace Park on February 28, 2014. The massacre remained taboo for decades under the late nationalist KMT leader Chiang Kai-shek's rule. It was not until 1995 that then president Lee Teng-hui made the first official apology. Parliament later agreed to compensate the victims and made February 28 an official holiday.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YehSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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Policemen set up barbed wire to block pro-Taiwan independence activists outside the Taipei Peace Park. It is the anniversary of the 1947 massacre, known as the 228 Massacre, during which thousands were killed by nationalist Kuomintang troops from China

Students perform during celebrations to mark National Day in Taipei on October 10, 2013. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou on October 10 hailed a new trade pact with China as protesters hurled shoes and carried a mock coffin to oppose the deal and demand his resignation.

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Students perform during celebrations to mark National Day in Taipei on Thursday. In a speech on the same day, Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou hailed a new trade pact with China, while anti-government protesters hurled shoes and carried a mock coffin to oppose the deal and demand his resignation.

Taiwanese children cover their head to keep from Sun during a rehearsal for National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. National Day is known as Double-Ten, because it falls on October 10, the tenth day of the tenth month of the year. It commemorates the Republican Revolution, which broke out in Wuhan, China, on the 10th October 10, 1911, and brought about the end of China's Qing dynasty.

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Taiwanese children cover their heads to keep the sun off during a rehearsal for National Day celebrations, on October 10, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan.

Rubber Duck Arrives In Taiwan...KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - SEPTEMBER 19:   A giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman is pulled into Glory Pier on September 19, 2013 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The 'Rubber' Duck,' is traveling the world and will stop in Kaohsiung from September 19 to October 20.  (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

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A giant rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman is pulled into Glory Pier on Thurday in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The rubber duck is travelling the world and will stop in Kaohsiung from September 19 to October 20

Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Fridayís fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeouís ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. They exchanged punches and threw water ahead of an expected vote authorising a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. The pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist party were pitted against anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive party. Read more