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  1. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung It's not just a one-way street, as Taiwanese singers and soap operas have been popular for decades across the strait Fear of mainland cultural influences political ... would indirectly help the mainland boost its cultural influence in Taiwan. "Previously China used business to besiege the government … now it uses cultural influence to penetrate ...


    Beijing won't rush into political talks with Taipei, analysts say

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... first deal with internal political, social and economic problems, as well as regional issues like the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, and the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea," ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Beijing to get own house in order before political dialogue, analyst says 'Too soon' for talks with Taiwan The report delivered ...

  3. News - China

    DPP's Chiu Yi-ying's kick on justice minister's door causes political stir

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... on minister's door stirs political pot Blame it on a fragile door or an angry female lawmaker's physical strength. A kick from an opposition lawmaker that knocked a panel off the office door of Taiwanese Justice Minister Tseng Yung-fu has recently caused a political stir on the island. While Chiu Yi-ying, of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, could face a lawsuit, analysts ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Xi's talk of cross-strait dream 'aimed at political talks'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the road Xi's cross-strait dream 'aimed at political talks' Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's appeal for people across the Taiwan Strait to forge dreams together is being seen as a new approach by the party's new leadership to make the prospect of cross-strait political talks more accessible. But academics and non-government organisations from the two sides ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou criticised by both opposition and political ally

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's leader criticised by pro-independence opposition and a key political support group Ma under fire from all sides over ... political allies- because of its handling of cross-strait affairs. While the opposition has lashed Ma's administration for not taking a tough enough stand in expressing anger at Beijing ...

  6. People, not politics, as Taiwan celebrates

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of China, or the 1911 revolution, was carefully planned to avoid touching on any political issues ... politically sensitive issues, such as the big difference between the territory of the Republic of China in 1911 compared with today, while encouraging young people to learn about the spirit ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan rejects political party named after Jeremy Lin

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 03:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwanese authorities have rejected an application to set up a new political party named after Asian-American basketball hero Jeremy Lin, officials said ... no political party is allowed to use an individual’s name as it may mislead the public,” said Lin Ching-chi, deputy chief of the department. Officials said the party had mainly aimed to pursue the goal ...

  8. Leaked cables expose political infighting

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... aside thorny political differences in order to pave the way for talks. Wang's view of the agreement put the emphasis on 'one China', while Ma and other senior Taiwanese officials ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com A string of US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks relating to Taiwan has triggered a political furore on the island that is set ...

  9. Cross-strait stage set for 'inevitable' political talks

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung and Josephine Ma in Taipei Political talks between Beijing and Taipei were inevitable in the next four years, despite newly re-elected Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou ... in a fiercely fought election, winning 51.6 per cent of the vote to secure a second four-year term. In declaring his victory, Ma said there was no clear timetable for political talks with the mainland ...

  10. Trade immune to Taiwan political turmoil

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp THERE IS NOTHING quite like Taiwanese politics to stir up invective and, while we may discount most of it outright- for instance the he-had-himself-shot theory, some ... which does not provide a full accounting of trade with the mainland, so I am hardly likely to be the victim of a political ploy by Mr Chen's camp. The fact of the matter ...




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