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  1. Taipei hails U.S. upgrading of fighter jets

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan hailed the US decision to upgrade the island's ageing fighter jets, calling it a consolidation of the American commitment to aid the island's defence. The latest offer to overhaul Taiwan's 145 F-16 A/B jets to a level comparable to the more advanced C/D versions was billed by Taipei as a valuable sign ...

  2. KMT hails decision and looks forward

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

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang Party could barely contain its enthusiasm yesterday in hailing the invitation to join the World Health Assembly as an observer next month. 'It is a highly significant breakthrough not only because we are officially invited to join the WHA as an observer, but also because we won't be called 'Taiwan, China' any ...

  3. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Different responses to Siew and Lien trips reveal Ma's thinking

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Hailing of one, shunning of other after their visits to mainland reflect strategy of developing trade relations while eschewing political talks Taiwanese authorities reacted positively ... line with Taiwan's need for external economic development". Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou hailed Siew for his long-standing efforts in promoting Taiwan's economic exchanges ...

  4. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    Taiwan's president rules out seeking independence

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... 1993, was hailed as a landmark attempt by Beijing and Taipei to mend fences since a civil war ended in 1949. The two sides were represented by Wang Daohan, chairman of the Association ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwan culture minister speaks at University of Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Taiwan culture minister tells people to 'look beneath the bubbles' in speech at university Democracy in media is 'like a foaming beer' Taiwan's culture minister may have been speaking in Hong Kong yesterday when she hailed the island's vibrant democracy, but her words were addressed equally to a mainland audience watching ...

  6. Cross-strait operation smashes prostitution rings

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to have made more than NT$30 million (HK$7.9 million), raking in more than NT$570,000 in July alone, mainland police said. The crackdown was hailed as a milestone in cross-strait co-operation ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma Ying-jeou's Vatican trip, which Beijing barely protested, a success

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the pope and interacted with other foreign leaders, was hailed as a "fruitful" and "historic" trip by the island's media. Beijing did not go out of its way to condemn ...

  8. News - China

    China congress highlights contrast with Taiwan

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 03:27pm by Associated Press in Taipei

    ... relentless all-news television stations. China’s ruling Communists continue to hail their model as superior, noting its state-directed economy has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty in recent ...


    Breakthrough in ties between DPP and Beijing

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... no longer taboo. Hailed as the conscience of mainland economics for his steady push for economic reform, Wu is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political ...

  10. Help for joint films and TV shows

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and could develop their businesses on the mainland, she said. She said mainland broadcasting authorities would speed up their screening process for joint productions. The announcement was hailed ...




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