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  1. Cross-strait medevac flights start

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Hainan Airlines subsidiary Deer Jet and medical services provider International SOS yesterday began offering direct emergency medical flights between the mainland and Taiwan. Mainland and Taiwanese authorities gave regulatory permission for dire ...

  2. Cross-strait air links to hit HK hard, study says

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... trade ties. Dr Zhu said Hong Kong should seek new advice from the central government on ties between it and Taiwan so it could play a positive role in cross-strait relations. A government ... Gary Cheung Two-thirds of passenger flights between Hong Kong and Taiwan would be replaced by direct cross-strait flights following full implementation of the 'three direct ...

  3. Cross-strait tension benefits Africa

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... competition for diplomatic recognition has remained a dominant factor in Beijing's relations with Africa. Although just seven out of the 53 African nations maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan, a handful have switched back and forth depending on the amount of aid pledged. Professor He said as long as the cross-strait competition existed, the bidding game was unlikely to end. ...

  4. Worsening of relations a worry for businessmen

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Taiwanese companies doing business on the mainland are concerned about the latest downturn in political relations between the two sides, but say they have little choice but to continue as normal. 'We are getting used to these fights. I tend to believe the promise of the mainland government that they will protect our interests,' said the owner ...

  5. Historic flights

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Will the historic first direct flights from the mainland to Taiwan, arranged for Lunar New Year and begun on Saturday, soon lead to regular non-stop services across the Taiwan Strait? Share your views: write to us ...

  6. Wen calls for warmer relations with Taiwan

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Forum for Asia. Mr Wen said the two sides had to reach out and work with each other for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations- a co-operation that would not only benefit both sides ... Lawrence Chung Premier Wen Jiabao has called for the mainland and Taiwan to ditch their hostility and work together, in yet another goodwill gesture amid warming cross-strait ties. ...

  7. Mainland eases restrictions on Taiwanese reporters

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... approval to carry out interviews on Olympic-related events as long as the individual or group they are interested in agrees to talk. Taiwanese reporters will also be allowed to hire local staff ...

  8. Cross-strait fast-rail link on agenda, official says

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a cross-strait high-speed rail line until the recent boom in mainland high-speed railway construction began. Now the idea appears to be gaining some traction. Yu Zhuomin, director of the Wuhan Railway ... includes such a link. Yu said Wuhan, as the hub of the mainland's fast-growing high-speed rail network, would benefit from a cross-strait service. Zheng Jian, chief planner of the Ministry ...

  9. City warned of economic challenges posed by thaw in cross-strait ties

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on tourism, financial and professional services responding to the thawing cross-strait relationship. 'There should also be a blueprint for our economic development, manpower and education ... on the agenda for cross-strait talks, and may probably be achievable at the end of this year. Perhaps two to five years from now the 'three direct links' will be fully implemented,' he ...

  10. China triumph in cross-straits battle

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney 'Everyone give a big welcome to these two Asian teams,' was what the Cantonese stadium announcer said before the start of the Bowl final between China and Taiwan. If nothing else it was a diplomatic description of two sides with a long, personal history, on a night when the Chinese defeated their cross-straits neighbours by a facile 47-0 margin. Without being ...




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