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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong can help to further cross-strait relations

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by SONNY LO

    ... economic and cultural interactions, plus cross-strait crime control. Arguably, 2014 would be a good time for political dialogue ahead of the 2016 presidential elections in Taiwan. Ma's ... finance ministers' meeting will be held in Hong Kong as China plays host. The gathering presents a golden opportunity for a breakthrough in Beijing-Taipei relations and Hong Kong can play ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ma Ying-jeou's overseas visit a sign of better cross-strait relations

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Quieter waters across the strait Foreign trips by Taiwanese leaders once caused Beijing to go into fits of rage. Under President Ma Ying-jeou, though, 18 cross-strait agreements since his first election in 2008 have helped calm waters. His recent visits to the US, Paraguay and Caribbean consequently went by without comment from the capital. It is proof ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement will benefit Taiwan

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Cross-strait agreement is fair and will benefit the people of Taiwan Last month Taiwanese students began their occupation of the Legislative Yuan to protest against the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement, and I would like to clarify the views of the government of Taiwan. Your readers will have seen the television coverage where young people joined protests ...


    Taiwan media speculate on Beijing's picks for cross-strait relations

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... cross-strait political issues. He also said that peaceful relations was the only path to peaceful unification. Taiwanese media have also speculated on the possibility that Chen could be named head ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese media buzzing over the key officials likely to represent Beijing in Taipei affairs Close eye on new cross-strait picks ...

  5. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Ma Ying-jeou must recognise the new issues in cross-strait relations as Xi takes power

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... telling the world that the mainland's new leadership is nothing to worry about in terms of cross-strait relations. "I don't see any difference in principle policies," he said in an interview with Yazhou Zhoukan, a Hong Kong-based weekly magazine, that covered his expectations for cross-strait relations under new Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping, who succeeded Hu ...

  6. News - China

    Cross-strait relations nearing 'deep water zone'

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and the ruling KMT, have been watching the leadership change closely, trying to assess its possible impact on cross-strait relations. "Based on what has happened over the past four years between us and mainland China, current relations are mutually beneficial," Ma said in June. "So, we do not expect cross-strait ties to have significant changes due to the leadership change." He ...


    KMT veteran Lien Chan emerges as key figure in cross-strait talks

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by Lawrence Chung

    ... moments to exchange views and offer proposals on how cross-strait relations could improve," said Professor George Tsai Wei, of the Chinese Culture University in Taipei. Lien's first ... talks in six decades. Those talks "opened a new chapter of cross-strait relations so Xi thought it was about time he gave a more comprehensive perspective", Tsai said. Wang Kung-yi, ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Nanjing talks to open new era of cross-strait ties

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:21am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Talks to open new era of cross-strait ties Relations between Beijing and Taipei are expected to enter a new era today when representatives from both governments begin a landmark summit ... commentators said the summit was of huge importance for Ma who is eager to leave a legacy of improved cross-strait relations when his tenure in office ends in May 2016. He came to power in 2008 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Official talks between mainland China and Taiwan a turning point in cross-strait ties

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A turning point in cross-strait ties In terms of concrete achievements, this week's cross-strait meeting may barely register a blip on the timeline of relations between ... Wang said the mainland agreed to be more understanding about Taiwan's efforts to join regional economic blocs in return for development of cross-strait economic links. Until ...

  10. 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, ...




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