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  1. A thaw in cross-strait relations

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chapter in cross-strait relations. ... and ammunition parades in an attempt to frighten the other side on the unification issue. In spite of this, the icy cross-strait relationship has seen signs of a thaw over the past few years. In fact, ...

  2. HK 'unsure of role' in cross-strait relations

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong is unsure of its own identity and its role in cross-strait relations, Taiwan's cultural envoy says. Lu Ping said this hesitancy was affecting the city ... about cross-strait relations because of the moderator role that Hong Kong seems to have played. It is where people from both the mainland and Taiwan feel comfortable meeting.' While ...

  3. Cross-strait relations in the past 30 years

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announces his 'Two State Theory'; cross-strait talks cease. March 18, 2000 Pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party candidate Chen Shui-bian elected Taiwan's president. Former ... semi-official Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Arats) and Taipei-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) establish the '1992 Consensus'. 1993-1998 Preserving the one-China ...

  4. Hu salutes restart of cross-strait dialogue as 'good beginning'

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

    ... relations through economic ties. 'The agreements are a good beginning in the development of cross-strait relations,' Mr Hu told Chiang Pin-kung, head of the 19-member delegation from ... this that cross-strait relations can move forward.' Concerns over Taiwan's international position have remained a thorn in cross-strait ties, with the island's application for membership of bodies ...

  5. Beijing calls for mutual trust across strait

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of cross-strait relations. The Taipei talks, made possible after Mr Ma of the Kuomintang took office in May, followed a historic round in Beijing in June, during which the two sides agreed to operate ... shipping, postal exchanges and co-operating to ensure cross-strait food safety, despite protests by anti-mainland and pro-independence supporters. 'Please allow me to convey the goodwill wishes ...

  6. Agreement expected on tourism and flights

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... reclassified cross-strait relations as special state-to-state ones in 1999, a move that infuriated Beijing and led to a decade of soured ties. 'Certainly, I will extend my invitation for Arats ... charter flights and tourism. The deal will usher in a new era of cross-strait ties, which will see the two sides moving towards reconciliation and active engagement following a decade of sour ...

  7. 'Wisdom' and 'ability' key to overcoming the obstacles

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... era of cross-strait ties. Zhang Tongxin, honorary director of Renmin University's Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Research Centre, said: 'The remarks by President Hu that, 'as long as both sides can build up mutual trust, set aside the differences... then the cross-strait relationship can achieve positive results', are to highlight the fact that cross-strait relations ...

  8. Ma plans visit to Quemoy with message of peace

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... such diplomatic efforts had won Taiwan some allies, it also got burned,' the report said. '[Mr Ma] believes that good cross-strait relations are the foundation for Taiwan's diplomatic ... Minnie Chan Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is reported to be planning a trip to the island's military stronghold of Quemoy to mark the 50th anniversary of a cross-strait battle ...

  9. Ma's perfect pitch for better cross-strait ties

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mr Ma's speech was politically astute. It pressed the right buttons on better cross-strait relations. He was even bold enough to say that President Hu's 16-character saying ... Taiwan. All this augurs well for cross-strait relations. For the sake of regional stability, it is to be hoped Beijing and Taipei seize this opportunity to put dangerous tensions behind them ...

  10. Ma to take soft approach on UN

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in trying not to offend the mainland, believing that as long as cross-strait relations have improved, the two sides should be able to increase trust and build consensus that would allow the island to expand its international presence. 'The key is with cross-strait relations,' he told about 250 Foreign Ministry officials in explaining his foreign policy. Mr Ma said there was a need ...




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