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  1. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Taiwan under pressure to engage China in political dialogue

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Talks on consensus for possible political dialogue follow a warning from Xi Jinping that a resolution to the 'political divide' can't wait forever Pressure on for political talks Experts from both sides of the Taiwan Strait have completed two days of talks in Shanghai to seek consensus on the possibility of future ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Cross-strait envoys on Taiwan tour

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A delegation from mainland cross-strait negotiating groups has started its first formal fact-finding trip in Taiwan to help Beijing better understand the island. An Min, vice-chairman of the Association for Relations Across the Ta ...

  4. US fires Taiwan new cross-strait warning

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... government to discuss cross-strait unification with Beijing. In a sign of growing US concern over President Chen Shui-bian's call to scrap the politically symbolic National Unification Council (NUC), a senior Bush administration official told the Taipei-based China Times that Mr Chen would face 'across-the-board' consequences and there would be an impact on Taiwan-US ...

  5. Taiwanese leader ends tour in Guam

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Chen faces protests; praises freedom of speech in Taiwan, US Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has wrapped up his four-day visit to South Pacific allies, returning to the island after making a brief stop in the US territory of Gu ...

  6. Taiwan's premier linked to ex-con

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese Premier Wu Den-yih is attempting to play down his ties with a convicted gang boss as a scandal threatens to undermine the government and the chances of the ruling party in next month's local elections. The Taiwan ed ...

  7. Taiwan drops plans to extend missile reach to Shanghai and HK

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has dropped plans to develop missiles capable of hitting Shanghai and Hong Kong, extending another olive branch to the mainland. Instead of developing Hsiung Feng 2E (Brave Wind) missiles with a range of 1,000km, Taiwan wou ...

  8. Taiwan warned it must fall into line

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Elaine Wu The head of the mainland's top political advisory body warned yesterday that Beijing meant what it said in reining in Taiwan's independence ... oppose and keep in check secessionist forces advocating Taiwan's independence and their activities, Jia Qinlin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said ...

  9. Taiwan minister to visit African allies

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... influence in Africa and its attempts to woo the island's allies. 'Since its economic rise in recent years, China has steadfastly increased its influence in Africa and has repeatedly tried ...

  10. Chen 'defending dignity' with detour

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... reported Mr Chen as saying from his China Airlines' Boeing 747-400 after leaving Amsterdam. 'I believe we have to set a precedent for this, but why do we have to toil so much? First, ...




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