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  1. 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 ...

  2. Beijing moots joint government plan on island

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fujian's underdeveloped Pingtan Island, but the Mainland Affairs Office in Taipei and experts from the island doubt the feasibility of such a move. Gong Qinggai, director of the administration ... short of what modern industries demand, and the island doesn't have the necessary industrial chains to provide components and logistics.' Further, Jonathan Liu, vice-chairman ...

  3. 'Little Taiwan' move to lure island workers

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Beijing has vowed to transform Fujian's underdeveloped Pingtan Island into a 'Little Taiwan' by inviting Taiwanese to join its management team, ... the island's laws prohibited Taiwanese people from working for the mainland government. Fujian governor Su Shulin told a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday he hoped to invite Taiwanese residents ...

  4. Hu reassures island on agricultural links

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... President Hu Jintao has written to two Taiwanese agricultural associations in a bid to allay fears that cheap mainland produce will flood the island's agricultural markets after the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement took effect on January 1. The brief message, written in response to a Lunar New Year greeting the associations sent to Hu last month, welcomed investment ...

  5. Beijing stresses goal of peaceful ties with island

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... with Taiwan, despite recent tensions over US arms sales to the island. Jia Qinglin, the No4 leader in the ruling hierarchy, also left out a routine statement that Beijing 'opposes Taiwanese ... independence'. For more than a decade, Beijing had been bothered by a growing sense of independence on the island, particularly under the presidency of Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Taipei okays currency exchanges on islands

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Taiwan is to allow currency exchanges between the new Taiwan dollar and the yuan on a trial basis on the outlying islands of Quemoy and Matsu. The measure, which takes effect ... the two islands to exceed 500,000 this year. In addition, about 2,000 mainland visitors from Fujian province, including tourists and businessmen, travel to the two islands each month. ...

  8. Chen Shui-bian uses island visit to repeat claim to Diaoyus

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian reiterated Taipei's claim to the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday during a visit to a small island north of Taiwan in yet another high-profile bid to shore up his leadership. 'There is no doubt the Diaoyu Islands belong to Taiwan and we have never wavered or shifted our stance on this,' Mr Chen said during ...

  9. DPP chairman resigns over island's name

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... down in another twist in the island's latest political drama. Citing differences with other DPP heavyweights over his proposal to change the island's name, Yu, who had tried to push ... Shui-bian and seven DPP bigwigs to kill off his proposal to change the island's Republic of China title to Taiwan. He said that because the 'Republic of China' was not a 'normal ...

  10. Island's businessmen warned of mainland risk

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese authorities have warned local businessmen of the 'great' investment risks on the mainland, citing the island's biggest retail chain, Shin ... Ying-lung, vice-chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, the island's top mainland policy planner, said yesterday. He was referring to a management dispute between Shin Kong Mitsukoshi ...




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