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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    President Ma Ying-jeou, protesters agree talks over Taiwan political crisis

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:26pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... with the mainland. The latest development came soon after the United States urged peaceful discussions to ease the stand-off, during which about 200 students seized the legislature last Tuesday. On Monday ... criticism from the media in Taiwan for refusing to talk to the students. On Monday, the US State Department urged dialogue, hoping the dispute could be resolved civilly. The students occupied ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Beijing's top Taiwan man Zhang Zhijun visits island for first time

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:51pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... foot on the island, which has had a fraught relationship with Beijing. The arrival of Zhang Zhijun, director of the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, was considered an important step ... said George Tsai, a political science professor at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei. Zhang's four-day trip will skip the island's capital of Taipei, taking him instead ...

  3. Property - International - TAIWAN

    Taipei home prices rise beyond the reach of young people

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... according to Sinyi Realty. The average price for a residential unit was about NT$22.2 million at the end of March, according to Sinyi Realty. The average size was 1,170 sq ft. The legislature took ... compete with rival bidders. He lost out when his NT$7.5 million offer for a one-bedroom unit was trumped by a NT$8.25 million bid. Huang thought the apartment would be cheaper as the building ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    DPP elects Tsai Ing-wen to lead party ahead of 2016 presidential race

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:46am by AFP, Teddy Ng

    ... to build political capital ahead of 2016, Li said. "She will be under fire if she pursues [either of] the two radical positions in terms of cross-straits relations," Li said. She would ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    KMT promotions offer clues to Ma Ying-jeou's succession plans

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the ruling Kuomintang. Political analysts suggest the mayors are being groomed to be the next generation of KMT leaders. Ma may have proposed the intra-party promotions with his succession in mind, they say. The island's next presidential poll is in 2016, and while some observers believe it is too early for talk of succession, the season of political calculus and strategising has begun. ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands of pro-government supporters rally in Taipei to counter protests

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... protesters occupied parliament and also stormed the top government headquarters. Opponents say the services deal would damage Taiwan’s economy and leave it vulnerable to political pressure from ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou bows to pressure and halts nuclear plant

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com KMT leaders push for end to project, despite facility being 98pc complete Ma bows to pressure and halts nuclear plant Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday decided to halt construction of the island's fourth nuclear power plant in an attempt to head off yet another political crisis amid growing calls for the project ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma agrees to public vote over nuclear power plant

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Lawrence Chung

    ... by 2004, but political wrangling has delayed the project. In recent months, tens of thousands of people have joined rallies calling for the project to be scrapped. On Tuesday, the movement received fresh momentum when former DPP chairman Lin Yi-hsiung, a respected political veteran, began a hunger strike over the issue, attracting hundreds of supporters. One of the challenges opponents ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan police use water cannon to disperse anti-nuclear protesters

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:23pm by Reuters and Lawrence Chung

    ... for cheaper nuclear power if electricity bills rise sharply. The economy ministry has warned that electricity prices would rise by 40 per cent without nuclear power. The current rules state half ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan KMT chairman's daughter joins call for premier Jiang Yi-huah to step down

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:14pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen Lien Yung-hsin signs student petition criticising decision to deploy police against students Political scion resignation call Lien Yung-hsin, the youngest daughter ... Taiwan University's Department of Political Science- where Jiang studied and taught- demanded his resignation. The letter, posted on Facebook, garnered 715 signatures before collection ...




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