Offbeat 46 deaths in a fire in Taiwan
China wants the world to know it's 'not going to get pushed around' on Taiwan
As countries including the U.S. deepen ties with the self-ruling island, Beijing is using military and other means to assert its territorial claims.But as Mia Hou of Taiwan took her turn, the red, white and blue Taiwanese flag — which had appeared earlier in the livestream — had disappeared. Organizers had removed the flag without warning after authorities in China, which claims the self-ruling island of Taiwan as its territory, stopped the livestream on platforms in the mainland.
Taiwan-fire: 46 dead in a fire in Taiwan
Taipeh (Reuters) - Forty-six people are dead and 41 Others have been injured in the fire of a residential building on Thursday morning in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan, report the authorities.
The fire started during the night in this forty building and was turned off at dawn.
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The mayor of the city, Chen Chi-Mai, said the building, which once housed Restaurants, karaoke bars and cinema, was partly abandoned.
The government has opened an investigation to determine the causes of the incident.
(report Ben Blanchard; French version Jean-Stéphane Brush, edited by Marc Angrand)
Chinese State Media Accuses Taiwanese President of 'Arrogance' After Speech .
"I want to remind all my fellow citizens that we do not have the privilege of letting down our guard," Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, said in her address.During her remarks on Sunday, Tsai said there should be "no illusions that the Taiwanese people will bow to pressure" from China, Reuters reported.