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  1. New talks expected soon on cross-strait flights

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan and the mainland are expected to hold a new round of talks as soon as the end of this month to allow direct cross-strait flights without a detour into a third party's airspace. If finalised, the new deal would cut flig ...

  2. Devil in the details

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching A week after the inauguration of Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou, the outlook for relations between the island and mainland China is decidedly upbeat. Today in Beijing, ... is not sovereignty but core values and way of life.' Mainland China appears willing to co-operate. Mr Hu, in a meeting on April 29 with Lien Chan, honorary chairman of the KMT, called for shelving ...

  3. 'As president', Ma vows not to sell out Taiwan

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... China News Agency on Friday, Mr Ma said cross-strait relations were 'ties between two regions', not a 'state-to-state relationship'. 'It was because we have never ...

  4. Games push Mao off note

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... full-yuan note since 2000, when the central bank issued a special note depicting a Chinese dragon and the China Millennium Monument. Mao's portrait has been a standard feature on all other 1-to-100-yuan notes since the fifth series of banknotes was issued in 1999 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The central bank, the People's ...

  5. Historic step on the road to reunification

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economy. Nevertheless, political divisions remain. Relationships are never smooth, even- or especially- among family members; and the people of Taiwan and the mainland are indeed one family. ...

  6. Hu and KMT chief pledge to improve ties

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the historic opportunity for cross-strait rapprochement created after the mainland-friendly KMT returned to power on the island could really help the two sides ditch their political differences- over ... to have a friendly engagement in the short term, it was inevitable that eventually they would touch on thorny political issues, including diplomatic and sovereign disputes. 'Whether ...

  7. Hu salutes restart of cross-strait dialogue

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok and Ng Tze-wei in Beijing President meets top Taiwanese negotiator after key agreements signed President Hu Jintao yesterday hailed the historic resumption of talks between the mainland and Taiwan as a good beginning as he met the island ...

  8. Wish you were here

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... NT$2,000 a person. The more places in China that we can send tourists the better. We could have shorter tours. Taiwan has a lot to offer mainland tourists.' He is right. Putonghua-speaking Taiwan has attractions that no other place can offer- it gives mainlanders a glimpse of another China, both similar to, and different from, their own. They love to watch Taiwanese television ...

  9. Taiwan installs envoy for mainland talks

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Chiang said the SEF would focus on talks related to cross-strait economic and cultural issues but would not rule out talks on political issues if authorised by the MAC. MAC chairwoman Lai ... and vice-chairman of the Kuomintang, which has formed a communication and co-operation platform with the Communist Party of China, Mr Chiang said: 'There is no conflict of interest. Actually, given ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deficit at HK$16.5b in June The government incurred a deficit of HK$16.5 billion for the first three months of the financial year to June. A spokesman attributed the shortfall to a lack of major revenue, including salaries and profits taxes, which are mos ...




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