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  1. Ma to mark Taiwan's first national day as leader with restrained celebrations

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei With no grand military review and no extra budget for any extravagances, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will celebrate his first national day as the island's leader on Friday in a relatively economical - if not restrained - way. The 97th anniversary of the Republic of China - Taiwan's official name - is a big event for the island, worthy ...

  2. Island's health chief quits over milk U-turn

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Decision to change melamine criteria forces first resignation of Ma government Taiwanese Health Minister Lin Fang-yue resigned yesterday over a U-turn on how to deal with melamine-tainted products from the mainland. Mr Lin became the first Ma government minister to resign, just four months after taking office. His resignation was approved by Premier ...

  3. Chinese Taipei ballplayers get the thumbs up

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Mainland and Taiwan political leaders yesterday joined hands in cheering for the Taiwanese baseball team, which scored its first win, over the Netherlands, during ... and it is the first time a mainland team has taken part in Olympic baseball games. This Olympics is the last time the sport will be included in the Games. Hung Yi-chung, the Taiwanese team coach, lamented ...

  4. Hu sees positive signs for cross-strait ties

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Renewed call for early resumption of talks President Hu Jintao has renewed his call for an early resumption of cross-strait talks based on the '1992 consensus'. 'It has been a solemn promise for the Kuomintang and the Communist Party to achieve cross-strait peaceful development,' Mr Hu said yesterday in a meeting with the KMT's ...

  5. Mainland official wants more tourism to Taiwan

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A senior mainland official has called for further cross-strait tourism co-operation, as the first batch of mainland tourists leaves Taiwan following their landmark visit. 'I feel there is much more room for cross-strait co-operation in developing tourism,' Shao Qiwei , director of the China National Tourism Administration, said before leaving ...

  6. Scouting trip by mainland tycoons points to Taiwan property boom

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Nine mainland property tycoons have arrived in Taiwan for a four-day visit, fuelling expectations of a 100 per cent growth in property transactions this year. The tycoons, led by Liu Changle, chairman of the Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television group, who a ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Maverick CY Leung sticks to January for policy address speech

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Chief tells lawmakers of his schedule as they chew over how to tackle rubbish crisis Maverick Leung sticks to January for speech True to his own way of doing things, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will again deliver his policy address in January, rather than follow custom and address the legislature in October when the council session opens. ...

  8. KMT urges boycott of referendums, including its own

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang has called on voters to boycott two referendums to be held alongside this month's legislative elections, including one that the KMT initiated. 'We have made a painful decision today and appeal to our voters to refuse to receive the referendum voting papers,' KMT chairman Wu Poh-hsiung said ...

  9. Anti-Chen group to form political party for Taiwan election

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's Red Troop is back - in the form of a political party pledged to keep up the pressure on the graft-tainted government of President Chen Shui-bian. Key figures in the failed campaign to bring down Mr Chen are turning their one-off drive into a more constant movement by forming the Home Party, whose Chinese pronunciation sounds like 'hung ...

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    Unconscious driver pulled from truck crushed by tumbling shipping containers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:53pm

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Driver suffered broken arms and legs when five containers fell to the ground at Kwai Chung terminal, one landing on his truck A truck driver who was trapped in his vehicle after it was crushed by a shipping container at a container terminal in Kwai Chung has been rescued by firefighters. The man, aged between 40 and 50, was unconscious as he ...




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