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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Students vow to continue Taiwan parliament protest after deadline to meet demands ignored

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 03:29pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Students seek island-wide protests Taiwanese students occupying the Legislative Yuan called on people across the island to join ... of the leaders of the Black Island Nation Youth Front, which is co-ordinating the effort. About 200 students seized the parliamentary chamber on Tuesday, and more than 2,000 have surrounded the building ...

  2. Leaked cables expose political infighting

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com A string of US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks relating to Taiwan has triggered a political furore on the island that is set ... that although it would be a 'bad bargain' for Taiwan, Beijing could remove the missiles targeting the island 'in exchange for an end to US arms sales' to Taipei. The leaked cables ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    US seizes two homes linked to Taiwan’s Chen Shui-bian

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... Hong Kong and Swiss bank accounts, British Virgin Island companies and a Saint Kitts and Nevis trust. ICE director John Morton said the investigations unit would “continue to find and seize ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Islands row hangs over Tokyo bid

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Shigemi Sato in Tokyo The territorial dispute over the Diaoyu Islands may have a negative impact on Japan's 2020 hopes given China's strong influence in Asia Islands row hangs ... politics. The Japanese government's purchase this month of three islands it administers and calls the Senkakus, but which are claimed as the Diaoyus by China and Taiwan, sparked violent mass ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong and China lift investment in Taiwan

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... with the authorities in Hong Kong and Taiwan since last year. By setting up Hong Kong-based companies or British Virgin Islands companies out of Hong Kong, Taiwanese firms could get around mainland ... investment target, with US$111 billion flowing in from 1991 to 2011. The Sino-Japanese tensions over the Diaoyu islands and historical baggage between Beijing and Taipei should not have a negative ...

  6. Rafael Hui sells stake in offshore company

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... share in the investment company, registered in the British Virgin Islands, around December, citing 'personal reasons'. Lie did not say who bought the shares. The withdrawal from RH ...

  7. Taiwan's military acts to plug leaks

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's military is fighting a battle to stop defence secrets being leaked. The effort was launched after local media yesterday reported in detail the planned route of an unmanned spy plane that would be used by the military in a live-fire drill during the island's annual Hankuang exercises, due to start later this month. The United Daily ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan deploys rocket system on island against amphibious landing

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Rocket system deployed on Matsu isle Taiwan has deployed a powerful multiple-launch rocket system on an offshore island to guard against any amphibious landing by the mainland, local media reported yesterday. The weapon, called Ray Ting 2000 or "Thunder 2000", went into service for the first time on Matsu island and could reach Fujian ...

  9. News - China

    Taiwan develops ‘smart’ munitions against China

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 08:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... jets. The island nation began developing its own smart weapons after the United States- Taiwan’s main arms supplier- refused to sell them guided bombs. Taiwan’s air force plans to upgrade 60 ... as troop build-ups prior to any invasion of the island, they say. Each kit carries more than 100 warheads capable of blowing dozens of small craters in airport runways, making them impossible ...

  10. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Ma Ying-jeou oversees Taiwanese show of force on Penghu Islands

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Wearing a combat helmet and bulletproof vest, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou travelled to the Penghu Islands yesterday to inspect the biggest live-fire military drills there in five years. The operation on the islands- located in the Taiwan Strait, about 150 kilometres from the mainland- was part of a five-day, round-the-clock annual exercise named Han Kuang 29, aimed at testing ...




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