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  1. Chen Shui-bian uses island visit to repeat claim to Diaoyus

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian reiterated Taipei's claim to the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday during a visit to a small island north of Taiwan in yet another high-profile bid to shore up his leadership. 'There is no doubt the Diaoyu Islands belong to Taiwan and we have never wavered or shifted our stance on this,' Mr Chen said during ...

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    State media warn Beijing will take action after Japanese arrests on Diaoyus

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Following Japanese arrest of Chinese activists on Diaoyu Islands, state media warn Beijing will act Shots fired- at least in print China's state ... . Seven others on the boat were arrested "China should declare war against Japan to claim back the Diaoyu Islands," one banner read. Police stepped up security around the embassy, ...

  3. Activist wants national day of remembrance

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A mainland anti-Japanese activist has called on the central government to introduce an annual anti-Japanese war remembrance day to the national calendar and involve state leaders in the commemorative services. Wang Jinsi, from the China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said other countries held annual state-level remembrance activities for the second world war, but China ...

  4. Passing memories

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... That was when both were involved in the Diaoyu Islands movement, which marked the political awakening of Chinese students and intellectuals in America. Back in 1970 and 1971, both were on the seven-member core group of the Action Committee to Defend the Diaoyu Islands, set up in New York at a time when Washington, which had administered the islands since the end of the second world war, ...

  5. Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sea issues, people on the mainland and in Taiwan have reached a consensus that the Diaoyu, Spratly and Paracel islands are China's territories.' Admiral Fei said he witnessed ... and will not co-operate with the PLA.' Since 1956, Taiwan has controlled Pratas and Taiping islands, the largest of the potentially oil-rich Spratly Islands group, which is also claimed wholly or in part ...

  6. Beijing promises no 'significant' cuts in rare-earth export quotas

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... month, with tensions raging between China and Japan over the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, Japanese importers reported a severe shortfall in shipments of rare-earth minerals from ...

  7. Islanders vote to allow Taiwan's first casino

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Residents of the Matsu islands voted in favour yesterday of opening Taiwan's first legal casino. Nearly 60 per cent of Matsu residents, a total ... tried to 'liberate' Taiwan in the 1950s and 1970s. Taiwan had been ruled by Mao's foe Chiang Kai-shek, who fled to the island after his Kuomintang army was defeated by Mao ...

  8. Tread softly ahead

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... foreign policy. One example is the dispute with Japan over the Diaoyu Islands. Deng advocated a policy of shelving the dispute while seeking joint development of natural resources. ... and South China seas have also raised concern, especially among countries in Southeast Asia. China's shielding of North Korea after its artillery bombardment of a South Korean island is also ...

  9. Beijing moots joint government plan on island

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fujian's underdeveloped Pingtan Island, but the Mainland Affairs Office in Taipei and experts from the island doubt the feasibility of such a move. Gong Qinggai, director of the administration ... short of what modern industries demand, and the island doesn't have the necessary industrial chains to provide components and logistics.' Further, Jonathan Liu, vice-chairman ...

  10. 'Little Taiwan' move to lure island workers

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Beijing has vowed to transform Fujian's underdeveloped Pingtan Island into a 'Little Taiwan' by inviting Taiwanese to join its management team, ... the island's laws prohibited Taiwanese people from working for the mainland government. Fujian governor Su Shulin told a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday he hoped to invite Taiwanese residents ...




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