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  1. Leaders 'will work with any winner of Taiwan's vote'

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policies of whoever wins. We hope we can have direct links as soon as possible. 'Direct links can improve cross-strait relations for all Chinese.' Speaking on the sidelines of the NPC ... members on an unofficial visit. 'The current crisis in cross-strait affairs is the result of lack of communications and lack of trust,' he said. 'We in the mainland don't want ...

  2. War of words

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of hostility, and peaceful and stable cross-strait relations. But, Beijing warned, if 'the Taiwan leaders should cling to their 'Taiwan independence' position, hopes for peace, stability, mutual benefit and a win-win scenario in cross-strait relations will evaporate'. In his seemingly conciliatory speech, Mr Chen called for the 'resumption of cross-strait dialogue' ...

  3. A practical, cross-strait mender

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1995 biography was given the underwhelming title of Premier Lien: A Man of Pragmatism. But after the turmoil of Mr Chen's government, a less exciting leader who could mend relations with mainland was exactly what many of the island's voters wanted. Mr Lien proposed that both Taipei and Beijing put sovereignty disputes aside to devote themselves to improving cross-strait ...

  4. Cross-strait negotiations ruled out

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu, Nailene Chou

    ... Secretary of State Colin Powell urged the mainland and Taiwan to resolve their differences through dialogue during his visit to Beijing on Monday. Cross-strait talks were held in 1993 after the two ... political obstacles, which would only impede efforts to enhance cross-strait exchanges,' he said. ...

  5. Voters open way for cross-strait thaw

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that prompted voters to opt out, much in the way they refused to vote on two referendum items on cross-strait relations placed on last spring's presidential ballot. Mr Chen has apparently misjudged ... deadlock in the near term. For some much-needed domestic reforms, including a bank bailout plan, this may well mean slower progress. As for cross-strait relations, the result will make it harder ...

  6. Beijing 'to rethink its cross-strait strategy'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... that Mr Chen's re-election will make delicate cross-strait relations even more confrontational. Professor Jin said the policy of using economic integration to achieve peaceful unification had ... Chow Chung-yan and Josephine Ma in Beijing The election result will prompt Beijing to rethink its cross-strait strategy, mainland political analysts say. Although the central government ...

  7. 'Cross-strait war possible in eight years'

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... University, said that by 2012 the PLA would be strong enough to seize the island and deter the United States from intervening in a cross-strait conflict. Professor Lin's assessment was less ...

  8. 'US inflaming cross-strait tension'

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... cross-strait tension and driving the issue towards war. In a strongly worded commentary, the People's Liberation Army Daily urged Washington to abide strictly by the three joint communiques ... each US administration from Ronald Reagan's to George W. Bush's] for protecting Taiwanese authorities, and has led directly to the cross-strait crisis in recent years,' it said. ...

  9. Non-stop cross-strait flights proposed

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Taipei seeks charter runs with mainland for Lunar New Year Taiwan yesterday unveiled a preliminary draft plan to launch reciprocal, non-stop charter flights between the island and the mainland. Under the draft, the two sides would run charter pa ...

  10. Cross-strait turf war comes to a head

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... from its cross-strait rival in keeping with the Christmas spirit. ...




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