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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Kaohsiung residents outraged at ‘slow response’ to gas leaks

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by Lawrence Chung, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... apart. It was Taiwan's second disaster in as many weeks following the crash of a TransAsia Airways plane on the island of Penghu on July 23 that killed 48 people. Taiwanese President Ma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564589/outrage-kaohsiung-slow-response-gas-explosions-left-26-dead
  2. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Taiwanese officials defend letting TransAsia plane fly in wake of typhoon after 48 die in crash

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... members on a domestic flight when it crashed on Wednesday at Magong on the Penghu island chain, with 10 surviving the disaster. Two French medical students were among the dead, the foreign ... It was trying to land for a second time after aborting the first attempt  during thunder and heavy rain, crashing into two houses near Magong airport and  injuring five people on the ground, officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557653/least-51-feared-dead-taiwan-passenger-plane-crash-lands-penghu
  3. News - China - COMMEMORATION

    Xi Jinping blasts Japan at 77th anniversary ceremony of Marco Polo Bridge Incident

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:38pm by Andrea Chen, Lawrence Chung

    ... incident- a turning point in Chinese history that paved the way for the Second United Front, a brief alliance between the Communist and Nationalist armies to fight Japanese troops from 1937 to 1946- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548632/xi-jinping-blasts-japan-77th-anniversary-ceremony-marco-polo-bridge
  4. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Taiwan's ex-premier slammed for singing Chinese national anthem

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:41pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Kai-shek. Hau, who served in the military during the second world war, was speaking about his role in the Marco Polo Bridge Incident that marked the start of China’s eight-year war with Japan 77 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549631/taiwans-ex-premier-slammed-singing-mainlands-national-anthem
  5. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Plan could see mainland Chinese visitors using Taiwan as transit point

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 07:25pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... and make direct calls to discuss important matters. Earlier yesterday, Zhang said he had two priorities during the trip. The first was to hold the formal meeting with Wang and the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540432/call-me-maybe-visiting-official-zhang-zhijun-sets-direct-link-between
  6. News - China - Arts & Culture

    Taiwan threatens to cancel crown jewels exhibit in Japan over publicity mistake

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 08:32pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... stressed that the “National Palace Museum” was its official name and that the government would “not accept any other names that hurt” Taiwan’s dignity. Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1537104/taiwan-threatens-cancel-crown-jewels-exhibit-japan-over-publicity-mistake
  7. News - China - VIETNAM

    Taipei sends delegation to seek compensation from Vietnam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:38am by Lawrence Chung

    ... relevant departments, including the economic, finance, foreign, labour, insurance and health ministries. The delegation would assess losses, including those caused by suspension of operations, ... is Vietnam's fourth biggest foreign investor, pumping US$27.3 billion of investment into 2,301 projects. Last week's protests against Beijing's setting up of an oil rig in disputed waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1516769/taipei-sends-delegation-seek-compensation-vietnam
  8. News - China - MEDIA

    Tsai Eng-meng lived up to his bulldog reputation with Next purchase

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... would make Tsai the biggest media mogul in Taiwan and would add to his four newspapers, including one English-language daily, two television stations, one weekly magazine, three online news ... for control of a sizeable stake in Next Media's Taiwanese print media. His second battle is with the island's regulators, who have yet to approve the purchase. Given his fighting spirit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1100230/tsai-eng-meng-lived-his-bulldog-reputation-next-purchase
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Economists blame Taiwan protests on fears of Beijing 'annexation'

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 07:38pm by Lawrence Chung, Patrick Boehler

    ... argued on Sunday that mainland companies still faced restrictions when entering telecommunications and real estate. It cited foreign-owned beauty salons in Taiwan which had not wiped out local ... as qualified foreign institutional investors. Taiwan commitments: Mainland securities and futures institutions with two years' experience in overseas markets (including Hong Kong and Macau) can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456298/economists-blame-taiwan-protests-fears-beijing-annexation
  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Taiwan 'needs to rethink' foreign policy after Gambia exit

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:30pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... it keep its remaining allies Taiwan 'needs rethink' on foreign policy post-Gambia Taiwan has a lot of soul searching to do over how far its "flexible diplomacy" policy can go ... bothering to give us prior notice," said Chiu Yi-ying, a legislator for the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. She shot the question at Foreign Minister David Lin during a legislature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1359408/snubbed-taiwan-breaks-ties-gambia

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