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  1. 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 ...

  2. Missile crisis offers chance for peace talks

    Posted Dec 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... become the focal point of cross-strait relations as Taiwan's presidential race counts down to March 20. Indeed, previous talk of changing Taiwan's constitution has all but disappeared ... impasse? This may raise high expectations, but they would be set within a new paradigm for cross-strait relations. The words of the late US president John F. Kennedy at his 1961 inauguration ...

  3. 'Bush to tell Beijing' of Taiwan arms deal

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... have some different opinions, but they will reach consensus soon,' Mr Wang told the news agency. Although cross-strait relations have improved since Ma Ying-jeou became president in May, ... of peaceful development of cross-strait relations, Taiwan still needs to rely on US arms sales because of its militarily strategic role in the Pacific region,' Mr Wang said. Shi Yinhong, ...

  4. Beijing opposes trip to Taiwan by Dalai Lama

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

    ... to Taiwan. 'Obviously this is not for the sake of disaster relief. It's an attempt to sabotage the hard-earned good situation in cross-strait relations.' While the impact of the visit ... rejected similar requests before for fear that it would damage vastly improving cross-strait relations. But this time, with his popularity sinking to a new low and crucial county-level elections ...

  5. Mainland treads softly on tragedy

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Lawrence Chung

    ... holidaymakers from visiting Taiwan, nor would they want any unfavourable reports that could hurt delicate cross-strait relations. Yesterday, Beijing sent a senior official to Taiwan to co-ordinate ... by fully protecting the rights of mainland tourists and learn lessons from the accidents. Zhang also said she hoped the incident would not harm 'further development of cross-strait ...

  6. China Mobile planning first Taiwan foray

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, Martin Zhou

    ... as endorsement from shareholders on both sides, is a sign that thawing cross-strait relations have reached a new level. China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier by users, will get a seat ... will facilitate the expansion of the company's business in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong,' China Mobile said yesterday. Once-frosty cross-strait relations have steadily improved since Ma ...

  7. Agriculture, trade on cross-strait talks agenda

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan and the mainland will discuss agricultural and trade issues in their fourth summit in late December, giving a further boost to cross-strait relations ... agreements, officials on both sides said yesterday. 'Both sides have agreed to discuss and come to a consensus on four areas, including fisheries, farm product inspections, cross-strait standards ...

  8. Block on defence deals weakens Ma's position in cross-strait talks

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the next US president took office. George Tsai Wei, professor of political science at Chinese Cultural University, said that while the freeze signalled warming cross-strait relations, it could also ... cross-strait ties. Comments on Wednesday by Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of the US Pacific Command, confirmed media reports that Washington was holding up a multibillion-dollar weapons package- ...

  9. Beijing summit cements thaw in cross-strait ties

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of cross-strait relations can be expected,' Mr Wu said. 'Between Taiwan and the mainland, no one can guarantee there will never be natural disasters again; but through mutual endeavours we can ... approach between the two sides folowing the Sichuan earthquake to express their wishes for renewed cross-strait co-operation, made possible following Ma Ying-jeou's victory for the KMT ...

  10. Tsang's big moment

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... in the end, amount to much, let alone a Nobel Prize since any power shift back to the Democratic Progressive Party would most probably see cross-strait relations go right back to square one. ... to the island. And he may have acted at the right time, with cross-strait relations having thawed and the fact that he is no longer in office. The stars were aligned, so to speak, and Tung has found ...




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