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  1. Chen agrees to humiliating Alaska stopover

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has reluctantly agreed to abide by a humiliating US decision that the island's president be allowed to make refuelling stopovers only in Alaska en ... yesterday. He said Mr Chen would leave Taipei this morning and arrive in Paraguay tonight for a three-day visit after a brief stopover in Alaska. He said Mr Chen was scheduled to leave for Costa Rica ...

  2. Chen 'defending dignity' with detour

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... York or San Francisco, allowing him only to make two-hour refuelling stops in Alaska on his way to and from Paraguay and Costa Rica- two of Taiwan's allies in Latin America. The spat ... through Alaska. But the US State Department said later that if Mr Chen still wanted to stop over in Alaska on his way back, the Taiwan side must confirm the arrangement beforehand. About 100 ...

  3. Taipei keeps watch on diplomatic allies amid fears of post-election 'dirty tricks' by Beijing

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... ministry did not have any 'impractical' expectations. The US has told Taiwan that Mr Chen can transit through Alaska, where he can stop for refuelling, an arrangement similar to his trip ... Chen simply skirted Alaska and flew halfway around the globe to his destination after being snubbed by the US over his decision to scrap a symbolic agency tasked with cross-strait unification. ...

  4. Still hope for party in presidential race: Chen

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian said yesterday his ruling Democratic Progressive Party was still holding together despite its drubbing in Saturday's legislative elections and the party should not lose hope of winning the presidential election in March. During a 90-minute refuelling stopover at Anchorage airport in Alaska, Mr Chen told American Institute in Taiwan ...

  5. Loosening Beijing's invisible hand

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... exiled to stopovers in Alaska. Given the improvement in Taiwan-mainland relations and Mr Ma's recent low-key 'transit', now would be a good time for the US to begin permitting ...



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