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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 refuses to leave plane after US snub

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian refused to get off an aircraft in Alaska yesterday en route to Honduras, in protest against Washington for barring him from ... officials, who greeted him on board a China Airlines aircraft after it landed in Alaska. Mr Chen had a green patch on his shirt calling for the island to apply to join the United Nations in the name ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Chen left out in cold as island's US ties hit low

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Alaska stopover seen as way of punishing Taiwan leader Taiwanese analysts and media see the one-day postponement of a Latin American tour by President Chen ... for a planned stop in New York, his first choice, or San Francisco. In the end, he had to agree to stop over in Anchorage in Alaska on the way to and from Latin America for refuelling, with no overnight ...

  5. Chen hits turbulence over Mexico

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... strained ties with the US saw Mr Chen spurn what he considered to be humiliating US offers of a transit stop in far-flung Alaska or Hawaii rather than a high-profile stopover in New York on his way ...

  6. Taiwan-US rift seen as 'fleeting irritation'

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... permission to stop in either Alaska or Hawaii on his way to Paraguay and Costa Rica- two of the island's 25 official allies- instead of an overnight stay in New York or San Francisco as he had ...



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