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  1. Island's 'sovereign status' to be enshrined in textbooks

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has said he would ensure facts about the island's status were in local textbooks for future generations to remember. 'Taiwan is a part of the Republic of China, and the sovereignty of the Republic of China is rested in those treaties,' Mr Ma said yesterday, referring to the 1943 Cairo Declaration and the 1945 Potsdam ...

  2. Bolster combat readiness and be prepared to defend island, Ma tells cadets

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou urged military cadets yesterday to strengthen their combat readiness, and be prepared for war to defend and safeguard the island from any ... and the mainland. Mr Ma said although the two sides were improving ties by beginning weekend cross-strait charter flights tomorrow, the mainland still had more than 1,000 missiles aimed at the island ...

  3. Island keeps close eye on military moves across the strait

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan has stepped up security and combat readiness to ensure this weekend's presidential election goes smoothly in the face of persistent military threats from the mainland. The Defence Ministry confirmed yesterday that it was keeping ...

  4. Yemeni soldiers killed as island volcano erupts

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agencies in Hodeida and Toronto A volcano erupted on an island off Yemen's Red Sea coast, killing at least three Yemeni soldiers and spewing lava hundreds of metres into the air. ... rescued four survivors and found the bodies of two dead in the waters. Another four soldiers stationed on Jabal al-Tair island, some 115 km off Yemen's mainland, were still missing ...

  5. Island separatists tagged as terrorists

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Expert says military could target dams, nuclear plants, leaders Beijing cranked up its rhetoric against Taiwan yesterday, blasting pro-independence forces in the island for creating ... for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, said Taiwan's plan to buy arms worth US$18 billion from the United States was against the fundamental interests of the island's people. He ...

  6. PLA in exercises 150km off island

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... place on Fujian's Dongshan Island, marking Beijing's first show of force since the re-election of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian. Citing official sources, Ta Kung Pao said ... of Lieutenant-General Huang Jiang from the Nanjing military region, a native of the Dongshan island region, who will soon become commander of the South Sea Fleet. ...

  7. Island is top weapons client

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says Taiwan has readily become the top client for US weapons, while the mainland has been a chief recipient of arms from Russia. Taiwan has bought arms from the US over the years, ...

  8. Tom clancy's ghost recon: Island Thunder

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... X-Box titles. The screen was quite dark, making it hard to see. Overall: Having played the earlier Ghost Recon games Ghost Recon (X-Box) and Ghost Recon: Desert Siege (PC), I found Island ... Another thing is that you get killed easily, and this is frustrating. It takes a long time to get into the game. If you are used to games with exciting plots and fancy graphics, Island Thunder ...

  9. Be kind, say tourism chiefs- island is 'still quite normal'

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of Saturday night's suicide bomb attacks. The anticipated mass exodus of foreigners had not happened, security had been stepped up and the island's tourist facilities were operating ... 1,100 a day, while departures had risen by less than 20 per cent. Departures from the island doubled in the aftermath of the attacks three years ago. 'We are very confident that people ...

  10. Troops sent to Solomon Islands after killing of police officer

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney An Australian police officer was shot dead by a sniper in the Solomon Islands yesterday, delivering a blow to Australia's self-styled role as the peacekeeper ... after years of banditry and ethnic strife. About 300 Australian police and troops remain, along with police from New Zealand and several South Pacific island states. The killing raised fears ...




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