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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan defence minister visiting Singapore, says military source

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s defence minister is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor’s visit in 2012 ... visiting the ongoing airshow, Yen will call on military authorities as part of efforts to “promote military co-operation”, the United Evening News reported. Taiwan’s defence ministry declined ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Rescuers search for survivors in Kaohsiung after series of deadly gas explosions

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:53pm

    ... the Defence Ministry said. Local TV reports quoted witnesses as saying some cars and people in Cianzhen were hurled as high as three storeys in the air when the explosions occurred. “I was startled ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan calls for continued arms sales amid US-China summit

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... to Taiwan,” Taiwan’s defence ministry spokesman David Lo told reporters. Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. But it has continued to arm the island in accordance ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma Ying-jeou seeks to quiet doubts about Taiwan’s defence

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 04:30pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... death Ma attempts to quiet doubts about defence Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou travelled to the defence outpost of Quemoy to boost the military's morale yesterday, as the United States ... excessively and was denied water. His death has been attributed to "heatstroke". The incident triggered a series of mass protests and precipitated the resignation of two Taiwanese defence ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan defence minister quits over plagiarism after less than week in office

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 10:16am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Taipei Taiwan’s defence minister resigned over a plagiarism accusation less than a week after taking the job, dealing another blow to the government of President Ma ... tasked with implementing the military’s ambitious program to transition to an all-volunteer force by 2015. Yang was the first civilian appointed by Ma to the prestigious defence post. A widely ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Scandal forces Ma to pick yet another defence chief

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 04:29pm by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com President names general to lead military after plagiarism row ends civilian's tenure in days Scandal forces Ma to pick yet another defence chief Embattled Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou moved quickly to restore public confidence by appointing a new minister of defence, less than a day after Taiwan saw the resignation of its second military ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan defence minister resigned over discoveries made by 'Doctor Cow Dung'

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 02:19pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Well-known opposition party member exposed ex-defence minister's plagiarism Taiwan's former defence minister, Andrew Yang, who recently resigned ... then-defence minister Kao Hua-chu resigned. Yang was appointed soon after by Ma, but in light of the plagiarism charges and subsequent resignation, Ma has appointed Chief of General Staff, General Yen ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan jails 13 military officials over conscript death

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 07:59pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... by more than 200,000 people on August 3 and forced President Ma Ying-jeou's government to demand the defence ministry improve human rights and review disciplinary punishment in military compounds. It prompted the replacement of the military trial system with civilian trials in times of peace, and forced defence minister Kao Hua-chu to resign. The court found there was no direct ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Lack of interest holds back Taiwan's military recruitments

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to serve in the army. But in September, Defence Minister Yen Ming announced that the plan would be postponed to 2017, mainly because of sluggish recruitment. According to the Defence Ministry, ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    30,000 Taiwanese protest after 'abused' soldier dies

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

    ... which he had vowed to uphold. Holding placards reading; "We want the truth" and "Punish the perpetrators", the protesters rallied outside the Defence Ministry building. They sang spoof military songs mocking the ministry for imposing improper punishments on military conscripts. "With so many people coming here to demand truth, President Ma and Defence Minister ...




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