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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    ‘I only followed instructions’: Sacked Taiwan official denies charges of spying for Beijing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... security breach’ Chang compared himself to the victims of "white terror", which refers to a period of oppression in Taiwan under the authoritarian rule of the Nationalists when some dissidents were persecuted as spies for communists. Taiwan and the mainland split in 1949 after a civil war, although Beijing still considers the self-ruled island part of its territory awaiting ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan to seal off newly-built nuclear plant pending referendum on its future

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Progressive Party opposes the new facility on safety grounds, though the ruling Kuomintang party says the island will run short of power unless it goes ahead. The three existing nuclear power plants ...

  3. Property - International - TAIWAN

    Taipei home prices rise beyond the reach of young people

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... mortgage rates. With elections in November, Taiwan's ruling party has put access to housing near the top of its agenda. President Ma Ying-jeou has proposed building more affordable housing, ... Taiwan's only listed real estate broker. "The ruling party must respond to these concerns, and the opposition will have its own ideas, so inevitably there will be policy speculation. ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s major opposition votes to elect new leader

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the eight years to 2008 under then-president Chen Shui-bian of the DPP. They have eased markedly since then. China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949. ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    DPP elects Tsai Ing-wen to lead party ahead of 2016 presidential race

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:46am by AFP, Teddy Ng

    ... then-president Chen Shui-bian of the DPP. They have eased markedly since then. The mainland and Taiwan have been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949. ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands of pro-government supporters rally in Taipei to counter protests

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Thousands of Taiwanese calling for peace and the rule of law rallied in Taipei on Sunday to counter a recent series of demonstrations that turned violent and led to clashes with police. Police estimated that about 1,500 people from the ruling Kuomintang party and their supporters rallied in the downtown area, ending up with a march to police ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou bows to pressure and halts nuclear plant

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to be scrapped. The decision was made during a three-hour meeting with 15 ruling Kuomintang (KMT) mayors and magistrates to build consensus and find effective ways to address the issue. At least three ... should continue. Chu has even called for a change to the rules governing referendums to improve the chances for a successful anti-nuclear result. "Two resolutions were made during ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    KMT promotions offer clues to Ma Ying-jeou's succession plans

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the ruling Kuomintang. Political analysts suggest the mayors are being groomed to be the next generation of KMT leaders. Ma may have proposed the intra-party promotions with his succession in mind, ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan police use water cannon to disperse anti-nuclear protesters

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:23pm by Reuters and Lawrence Chung

    ... on the island's nuclear programme- vowed to continue protests in front of the Presidential Office. Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah said on Monday the government saw no need to amend rules governing ... in Taipei. He was referring to two resolutions made by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou and members of the ruling Kuomintang party on Sunday. The first resolution called for construction ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma agrees to public vote over nuclear power plant

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Lawrence Chung

    ... was referring to a resolution made by the legislative caucus of his ruling Kuomintang party on Thursday night to address the issue. The resolution was later supported by both the island's premier, ... face is the high threshold that referendums require for a successful "no" vote. Under current rules, half of all eligible voters in Taiwan must take part in the poll and half of them ...




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