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  1. Political gains only as China goes along for the ride to Mars

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China joined the Russian Mars project early this week for political rather than technological reasons, say experts. A scientist working for the nation's deep space exploration programmes in the China Academy of Space Technology said yesterday that Russia's core space technologies were strictly off-limits for the Chinese team. 'It is not easy ...

  2. Taiwan: then and now

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resolve. We will never allow anyone to separate Taiwan from China in any way.' Jiang Zemin Political report at 17th National Congress: 'Here, we would like to make a solemn appeal: ... Political report at 16th National Congress: 'The Taiwan question must not be allowed to drag on indefinitely. We are convinced that with the concerted efforts of all sons ...

  3. Beijing dismisses fears of an arms race

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Concerns surrounding missile test in space and development of new Jian-10 fighter jet played down by general China's recent anti-satellite missile test and the development ... interview with the Guangzhou-based Nanfang Weekly newspaper that appeared to be part of a publicity drive to counter western criticism of China's lack of military transparency, General Zhang ...

  4. Abandon 'China', Chen tells steel firm

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian is putting pressure on a steelmaker to drop 'China' from its title and find a new name, in line with recent trends. A company located next to China Steel, Taiwan CSBC Corp, has already changed its name from China Shipbuilding Corp. 'With China Steel just a wall apart, wouldn't it be odd to have one side called ...

  5. Island drops 'Republic of China' in new stamp issue

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan yesterday issued the first stamp without the island's official 'Republic of China' title. The NT$5 (HK$1.18) stamp is part of the government's ... of China' title to become the 'Taiwan Post Co'. The stamp was issued at the suggestion of President Chen Shui-bian, who insists the island is a sovereign entity not related ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China for a single day'. This is a favourite pro-independence punch line, by people who deny the role of the Kuomintang-led Republic of China (ROC) after the second world war. Japan surrendered the territory back to China in October, 1945. The ROC was a founding member of the United Nations and a permanent member of the Security Council. When the UN expelled the ROC and accepted ...

  7. China Shakes the World- The Rise of a Hungry Nation

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb China Shakes the World- The Rise of a Hungry Nation by James Kynge Phoenix, HK$115 James Kynge, Beijing bureau chief for the Financial Times, is impressed with China's achievements. He's also sceptical. Ramifications of events in China are felt around the world. High prices for scrap metal on the mainland result in manhole covers vanishing as far ...

  8. St Lucia resumes formal ties with Taiwan

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... formal relations with the tiny Caribbean nation of St Lucia, despite efforts by Beijing to block the change. 'The government of the Republic of China and the government of St Lucia, wishing ... lost re-election in 1996, his successor switched ties to Beijing the following year. 'Despite tremendous pressure from the fully emerging China, Taiwan is still able to win new ...

  9. A primer on doing business in mainland

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... are present in the mainland, there are those lured by the challenge. For them, China CEO: A Case Guide for Business Leaders in China, by Juan Antonio Fernandez and Shengjun Liu, presents a good ... entrepreneurs. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the topic followed by a relevant case study and ends with at least two commentaries, one from a professor at the China Europe International ...

  10. Taiwan's new envoy to HK eager to improve ties and exchanges

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... at economic, academic and cultural levels, although political contacts were very limited. He said if Hong Kong opened an office in Taiwan, it would help a great deal in promoting bilateral exchanges. ...




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