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  1. Deported green activist finds sanctuary on Lamma

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly An environmental activist deported from Taiwan after being denounced by a Democratic Progressive Party politician has sought refuge on Lamma Island while she attempts ... to the island's aquariums. The campaigns highlighted the conditions in which beluga whales were brought to the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in Pingtung county from the Russian ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Students vow to continue Taiwan parliament protest after deadline to meet demands ignored

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 03:29pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Students seek island-wide protests Taiwanese students occupying the Legislative Yuan called on people across the island to join ... of the leaders of the Black Island Nation Youth Front, which is co-ordinating the effort. About 200 students seized the parliamentary chamber on Tuesday, and more than 2,000 have surrounded the building ...


    Taiwan's leader ramps up island's claim to disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com President Ma Ying-jeou and aides announce symbolic visits to island near Dioayus, as the leader answers criticism that he is too soft Taiwan ups the stakes on disputed islands Taiwan is taking a more aggressive approach to reinforcing its territorial claims to contested islands in the South China and East China seas, in a move ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan deploys rocket system on island against amphibious landing

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Rocket system deployed on Matsu isle Taiwan has deployed a powerful multiple-launch rocket system on an offshore island to guard against any amphibious landing by the mainland, local media reported yesterday. The weapon, called Ray Ting 2000 or "Thunder 2000", went into service for the first time on Matsu island and could reach Fujian ...

  5. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Ma Ying-jeou oversees Taiwanese show of force on Penghu Islands

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Wearing a combat helmet and bulletproof vest, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou travelled to the Penghu Islands yesterday to inspect the biggest live-fire military drills there in five years. The operation on the islands- located in the Taiwan Strait, about 150 kilometres from the mainland- was part of a five-day, round-the-clock annual exercise named Han Kuang 29, aimed at testing ...

  6. News - China - DISPUTED ISLANDS

    Taiwan plans to expand pier in disputed islands

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 05:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan plans to expand a pier on one of the disputed Spratly islands, officials said Sunday, as the rest of the claimants beef up military deployment ... this year. “The fund will mainly be used to do an environmental impact study near Taiping Island,” a coast guard official told news agency AFP. The fortified island, under Taiwan’s control, ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Islands row hangs over Tokyo bid

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Shigemi Sato in Tokyo The territorial dispute over the Diaoyu Islands may have a negative impact on Japan's 2020 hopes given China's strong influence in Asia Islands row hangs ... politics. The Japanese government's purchase this month of three islands it administers and calls the Senkakus, but which are claimed as the Diaoyus by China and Taiwan, sparked violent mass ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers will get a chance to embrace "Taiwanese-style Chinese culture" in a big way, says a top industry professional who will head the island's cultural office in the city. Katherine Lee ...

  9. Islanders vote to allow Taiwan's first casino

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Residents of the Matsu islands voted in favour yesterday of opening Taiwan's first legal casino. Nearly 60 per cent of Matsu residents, a total ... tried to 'liberate' Taiwan in the 1950s and 1970s. Taiwan had been ruled by Mao's foe Chiang Kai-shek, who fled to the island after his Kuomintang army was defeated by Mao ...

  10. Taiwan tycoon quips he will buy Diaoyu islands

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... island chain to jointly develop it with Japan and the mainland. Local media quoted the chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry- the parent company of Foxconn- as saying on Monday that he would consider purchasing the Diaoyu Islands, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands, to resolve the ongoing sovereignty dispute among Taiwan, the mainland and Japan. 'I am willing to buy the Diaoyu ...




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