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  1. Plan to boost cross-strait maritime links

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in the progress of cross-strait relations. The top Taiwanese representative, Kuomintang deputy chairman Chu Li-lun, greeted the ceremony in four dialects- beginning in Putonghua, then addressing ... the Taiwan Strait seems a long way,' Mr Chu said. 'Over the past year, cross-strait relations have been improving rapidly. Our hard work meant that yesterday I was able to get to Xiamen ...

  2. Taiwan says too soon for cross-strait political talks

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

    ... of cross-strait relations- economic and cultural exchanges- before addressing thorny political issues. More than a year after the two sides started fence-mending talks in Beijing in June last year ... of cross-strait relations on December 31, the mainland had sought to promote cross-strait exchanges in terms of politics, economy, culture, party co-operation and military affairs for the sake of building ...

  3. Pro-independence mayor hails success of mainland tour

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... leaders to hear a 'different sound' from Taiwan would boost cross-strait relations, echoing an earlier statement by Ms Chen that she was bringing a 'new voice' from the island. ... aspects of the visit as a sign of improving cross-strait relations. Ms Chen's visit is the latest in a string of high-profile cross-strait visits over the past year, during which ties between ...

  4. War of words over idea for a unified Chinese dictionary

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Ma Ying-jeou hopes to foster greater cross-strait understanding- literally- by compiling a dictionary of traditional and simplified Chinese characters. Now ... Kuomintang would likely discuss the issue at a cross-strait forum in Changsha, Hunan, next month covering culture and education. Two weeks ago, Mr Ma proposed that Taiwan and the mainland come ...

  5. Taiwanese president won't put cross-strait trade deal to the vote

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has rejected the pro-independence camp's request for a referendum on the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement with the mainland. 'The ECFA is an essential project that will bring Taiwan more bene ...

  6. Group that promotes cross-strait ties to open office in HK- five years after Macau chapter

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... cross-strait ties, two experts familiar with the relationship across the Taiwan Strait said. The Hong Kong chapter of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification was set up yesterday, nearly five years after one in Macau was established. The Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, the mainland's semi-official agency that handles cross-strait relations ...

  7. Fujian projects to cash in on cross-strait ties

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... perspective, it opens the door for investments even though investments will be vulnerable to political risks, that is, cross-strait relations.' Of the projects being promoted, infrastructure ...

  8. Cross-strait cultural ties cannot be erased, KMT chairman tells Nanjing students

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... not be erased, state media reported. 'We must advance the spirit of human culture, treasure this golden opportunity of developing cross-strait relations and create together a new age of cultural ... who was committed to the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. His sentiments appeared to strike a chord with the 700-odd university students attending the ceremony, who gave him ...

  9. Hu and Ma trade messages in cross-strait first

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of party-to-party dialogue, which would help further improve cross-strait relations. 'Doubling as KMT leader, President Ma will have better control in the formulation of cross-strait policies,' ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The leaders of Taiwan and the mainland have exchanged their first public messages in 60 years, paving the way for a new era of cross-strait engagement ...

  10. Cross-strait pacts hailed as 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... cross-strait relations have now entered a new period of peaceful development,' said Chen Yunlin, head of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait. His Taiwanese ... Will Clem in Nanjing Taiwanese and mainland negotiators heralded a 'new era' in cross-strait ties yesterday as they signed three agreements on financial services, direct flights ...




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