In Taiwan, the labor force participation rate among people with disabilities is over 20 percent, while the total number of people with physical or mental disabilities is 1.12 million as of 2016, according to a survey by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Taiwan says a pair of the United States Navy's guided-missile destroyers have passed through the Taiwan Strait as the US and China, which claims the self-ruled island state as its territory, are amid an unprecedented trade war.
A fleet of Chinese warships has been carrying out combat exercises in waters near the Taiwan Strait on a daily basis for more than a week, much to the dissent of self-ruled Taiwan, which is claimed by China as part of its territory, amid heightened tension between Beijing and the island state.
Japan’s two largest airlines have changed the word “Taiwan” on their Chinese-language websites to “China Taiwan,” in a minor overture toward Beijing, which considers the self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory.
Taiwan simulated repelling an invading force on Thursday and used civilian-operated drones for the first time as part of annual military drills on the self-ruled island amid escalating tensions with China.
Taiwan has blamed China for the United Nations (UN)’s decision not to invite the self-ruled island — claimed by Beijing as Chinese territory — to an annual World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting later this month.
The White House on Saturday sharply criticized China’s efforts to force foreign airlines to change how they refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, labeling China’s latest effort to police language describing the politically sensitive territories as “Orwellian nonsense.”
The US said its strategic B-52 bombers have carried out training in the vicinity of the South China Sea and the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, in what a Chinese newspaper linked to China's drills near Taiwan.
China’s air force has flown bombers and reconnaissance aircraft around Taiwan as Beijing conducted a live-fire military drill along its southeastern coast in an apparent warning to the self-ruled island nation and to the United States.