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  1. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    Taiwan's president rules out seeking independence

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese president makes his pledge on the 20th anniversary of a summit to mend fences Ma rules out seeking independence Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou vowed yesterday that his government would not seek or promote independence from the mainland. "We will not push for 'two Chinas, one China, one Taiwan', ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, October 4, 2012

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The city's graft buster chief Simon Peh Yun-lu will attend an international meeting of anti-corruption authorities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, according to Hong Kong's Independent ...

  3. Secrecy as hunt for outside Games' volunteers begins

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Olympic officials short on details of non-mainland helpers In a week that saw the Beijing Olympics countdown clock tick down to 500 days, the city continued its ... taken part in pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong or supported the pro-independence movement in Taiwan. Mr Liu said Bocog looked forward to having more overseas Chinese applicants who ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of a major survey on the impact of domestic violence on schoolchildren in Hong Kong. The group has interviewed 2,000 people in an attempt to get a true picture of the problem in the city. Beijing ... to Unesco's World Heritage list. The 7.8-kilometre central axis runs through several gates of the city's original walls, including Tiananmen, as well as the Forbidden City. It is the foundation ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... city', August 21), is not far-fetched. Hong Kong's development threatens not only buildings: streetscapes and communities, jobs, livelihoods and speciality trades are also disappearing. ... is nonsensical. The problem is far more pervasive than a few million cars. The air is so regularly thick with pollution that the city is quiet: not a sound. It is like Manila on January 1 after ...

  6. No mention of independence in opposition's new policy

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... noting the importance of maintaining peaceful ties with the mainland. Instead of reiterating the party's pro-independence platform, DPP Chairwoman Dr Tsai Ing-wen avoided any sensitive reference to Taiwan independence while delivering a China policy speech at the inauguration of two party think tanks, including one that researches cross-strait issues. The new perspective- which ...

  7. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taipei to allow more mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... of independent travellers arrived in July 2011. Independent travel was slow to take off, so last year Taiwan started allowing travellers from 13 mainland cities, up from the original three. Taiwan has opened only to certain well-off mainland cities to discourage visa overstays on the relatively wealthy island. Mainland group tourists still outnumber independent ones. Arrivals totalled 2.58 ...

  8. Victor Ma faces vexing questions

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... proves their faith in the warming of cross-strait ties and a concern about the independence-minded policies of the opposition Democratic People's Party. Saturday's win, although ... There is every reason for such thinking. Despite booming trade across the Taiwan Strait, wages are flat, inequality is high, unemployment is rising and property in cities is out of the reach of many. ...

  9. Where the Kuomintang is despised

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... sitting in Zhongshan Park in the southern city of Pingtung. The Pingtung electoral district is one of the main strongholds of the DPP and the Taiwanese independence movement. The DPP and its ... Taiwanese legislative election. As much as 40 per cent of the electorate might be undecided, but the two retired farmers say they will support candidates from the ruling pro-independence Democratic ...

  10. Tourism conquers the great divide

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Management at Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung. The city is a traditional stronghold of the pro-independence camp which often heaps scorn on the mainland. 'My classmates are always very ... permitted. Among the independent travellers was Wang Li, a 30-year-old businesswoman from Beijing, who had previously visited with a group in July of last year. 'I remember the hospitality, ...




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